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Billy Graham's impact praised by Baptist leaders

Few men could spark the outpouring of respect and gratitude as Billy Graham upon his death at age 99. Among Southern Baptists -- among whom Graham counted himself -- a range of leaders underscored the broad scope of the famed evangelist's influence. Read More...

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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 Numbers:

Balaam prophesied blessings on Israel and yet thousands die. In today's chapters we learn why Phinehas is given the highest priestly honor recorded in the Old Testament.

Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his (Num. 23:10)!

The greatest prophetic revelation of Christ thus far in the Bible was given by the Gentile prophet Balaam. These prophecies were given when the Israelite nation moved near the borders of the Moabite kingdom. King Balak became very concerned for his own security. Knowing how the Israelites had overcome the mighty Egyptian empire, Balak attempted to hire Balaam to curse Israel. Balaam refused, saying: How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? . . . Behold, I have received Commandment to bless (23:8,20). - Continue...

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