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Resources for Sexual Abuse Prevention

Resources to equip churches in exercising diligent scrutiny when hiring staff or choosing volunteers. Read More...

'Out of the ashes': Fla. church recovering after fire

First Baptist Church of Milligan is recovering from a fire on Tuesday (July 9) that was likely caused by lightning from a thunderstorm, according to media reports. Read More...

Twitter bans hateful posts based on religion

Tweets that dehumanize a person because of that person's religion are no longer allowed on Twitter, the company announced Tuesday. "Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of offline harm, and research shows that dehumanizing language increases that risk," Twitter wrote on its company blog. "As a result, after months of conversations and feedback from the public, external experts and our own teams, we're expanding our rules against hateful conduct to include language that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion." Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Psalms:

David's praise for God's mercy and goodness; benefit of trusting in God; all creation to praise the Lord.

The Lord is nigh unto them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth (Ps. 145:18).

The psalmist often called upon God in prayer because he had the assurance of God's nearness. The secret to this assurance was that he loved God's Word and prayed according to His will. It is often tempting to pray for our desires and then leave it at that. However, we should do our utmost to have our prayers be in right standing before God. So, we should model our prayers in every way possible to how Jesus prayed. And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt (Matt. 26:39). - Continue...

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