Southern Baptist Convention

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...

FIRST-PERSON: Then his mind began to cloud

My pastor friend Tom had one of the keenest minds I've ever encountered and he used it to glorify God. Tom was a master Bible teacher. He loved nothing more than exploring a passage of Scripture and shining light on its hidden depths for the edification of his flock, whether in the pulpit or the classroom. I marveled at his insights. Read More...

Prohibition & Baptists 100 years later

When the 18th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago and prohibition became law of the land, the Southern Baptist Convention called it "the greatest victory for moral reform in America since the Declaration of Independence." Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Exodus:

And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast Thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that Thou hast sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast Thou delivered Thy people at all (Ex. 5:22-23).

Initially, the Israelites had reacted with thanksgiving and rejoicing when they learned of the Lord's plan to free them from the tyranny of their Egyptian masters. And the people believed: and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that He had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped (4:31). When that freedom wasn't instantaneous, however, their joy quickly turned to anger and disbelief. - Continue...

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