1 Thess. 5:12-22Randy Jacoby, pastorFirst Baptist Church, FolkstonLet’s recapture the spirit of Thanksgiving.Someone needs to. The world skips Thanksgiving Day and goes straight from Halloween to Christmas, but the issue goes deeper.Thankfulness, or gratitude, is not about a day. When we follow Jesus, He calls for a gratitude that goes beyond a moment in time. […]
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By Amy WhitfieldNASHVILLE (BP) – Julio Arriola has been named executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization at the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. The new role is a partnership, jointly funded by the EC and the North American Mission Board with a primary focus to bring more Hispanic churches into the Southern Baptist family.”Julio […]
John 11:1-4, 38-45Randy Jacoby, pastorFirst Baptist Church, Folkston“It’s not about you.”With this declaration, Rick Warren opened his 2002 bestseller “The Purpose Driven Life.” He went on to unpack the reality that if you want to find your purpose in life, you need to look to God.Contrary to Warren’s words, many in the culture today, including […]
Rom. 8: 26-32Randy Jacoby, pastorFirst Baptist Church, Folkston At the heart of many issues surrounding the topic of “God’s will and my circumstances” lies the issue of trust. “Can I trust the Lord in my circumstances?” “Can I trust Him with my circumstances?” “Can I trust that God will bring good out of this?” “Does […]
By Aaron EarlsNASHVILLE – Most retirement age pastors and missionaries say their current life is close to ideal, but some who have entered retirement say they could’ve been better prepared.In a survey sponsored by Shepherd’s Fold Ministries, Nashville-based LifeWay Research asked 2,451 pastors, ministers and missionaries who were retired or at least 67 years old […]
The imprisonment of Gou Zhongcan, left, and destruction of a megachurch are among the latest examples of China’s crackdown on religious liberty. CHINA AID/Special
Earlier this years, IMB President Paul Chitwood shared his heart for the Georgia Baptist Churches partnering with the IMB to reach the world. MYRIAH SNYDER/Index