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Lottie Moon Offering: celebration & challenge

Southern Baptists have a lot to pass on to the next generation, and one of the most important principles is the concept and practice of cooperative mission. Our cooperative mission strategy has yielded one of the greatest Gospel impact movements in history. A key element of our cooperation is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions alongside the Cooperative Program through which our churches give throughout the year. Read More...

Survey: Americans want more Christ this Christmas

Most Americans want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the seasonal greetings we say to each other. Read More...

FIRST-PERSON: A wounded warrior's baptism

Over the years, a few people have asked me for a private baptism experience. I have always declined. A private ceremony undermines key purposes of baptism -- a public witness of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and public identification with a community of believers. Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of James:

Christians to rejoice in trials and temptations; hearing and heeding the Word; dangers of the tongue; praying for one another.

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath (James 1:19).

When James wrote let every man be swift to hear . . . and receive with meekness the engrafted Word (1:19-21), he meant receive with meekness Christ and His Word. They are the same. (John 1:1,14). Christ is manifest in His Word and it has the same authority. Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Heb. 1:3). The Word of God is God speaking directly to us. Sometimes because of outside influences and all the voices in the world we forget this. When we read God's Word, it is just as if God came down and sat beside us to offer help in making our life decisions according to His will. - Continue...

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