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They 'paid a big price' for racial reconciliation

Striving for racial reconciliation was costly for some Southern Baptist pastors in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. It cost Jack Kwok his property, Paul Turner a beating by angry segregationists and Thomas Holmes his pastorate. 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:

Your heart will break as disobedience by two men of God results in a terrible judgment. Note the difference between the Law and grace which comes through Christ. You will find two deaths recorded here, as well as a nation sealing its own fate by refusing to help the people of God. How gloriously Christ is typified twice in today's reading.

And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly (Num. 20:11).

In the first year of the nation's wanderings in the wilderness, God commanded Moses to smite the rock, and an abundance of water came forth (Ex. 17:1-6). The rock was a symbol of Christ. They drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ (I Cor. 10:4). Just as there could be no water until the rock was smitten, there could be no indwelling of the Holy Spirit until Christ died. - Continue...

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