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Becoming Southern Baptists

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a fellowship of over 47,500 Baptist churches and another 4,500 mission churches (churches that have not yet established their autonomy as self-governing congregations) scattered across the United States and its territories. Read More...

Meet Southern Baptists

For almost 170 years, Southern Baptists have sought to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people everywhere. The Southern Baptist Convention was formed with a Gospel vision. Its founding charter identifies its singular focus: ...for the purpose of eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the Baptist denomination of Christians, for the propagation of the Gospel... Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Jonah:

Jonah commissioned; his effort to avoid God's will; prayer of Jonah; second commission; Nineveh repents; Jonah's displeasure.

For I knew that Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness (Jonah 4:2).

Nineveh, the city where God told Jonah to preach was the capital of the Assyrian Empire, which at that time, dominated the world. It had oppressed many people, including the Jews. So Jonah was probably delighted with the good news that the city would be destroyed. - Continue...

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