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This year's Festival of Lessons and Carols featured a 63-voice choir and 21-member orchestra. The church has a strong traditional music program which it uses as an outreach to its community. The …

11 ways to pray for yourself every day

One of the key elements in prayer is petitioning, or praying for yourself. Some people shy away from such prayers, thinking that it violates humility and draws attention to themselves rather than …

The English as a Second Language classes at Roswell Street are divided so that there are not more than 14 in a class.This allows for more personalized training and attention to individual needs. …

Church shootings are becoming more commonplace in today’s society. Keeping church members safe from active shooters has become a new concern for Southern Baptist pastors and staff. On Sunday, …

  On Tuesday, Dec. 12 Index Editor J. Gerald Harris delivered the following report to the Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting held at the Missions and Ministry Center in …

Daily Bible Readings for Dec. 16-31

]Tuesday, Dec. 26 Zechariah 9:1-17 Revelation 17:1-18 Psalm 145:1-21 Proverbs 30:32 Wednesday, Dec. 27 Zechariah 10:1-11:17 Revelation 18:1-24 Psalm 146:1-10 …

Shortly after his introduction as Georgia Baptists' newest state missionary, Barker departed from the Mission Board with a truck loaded with backpacks for children in Appalachia. JOE WESTBURY/Index …

Billy Graham’s 100th year

Southern Baptist evangelist Billy Graham celebrated his 99th birthday on Nov. 7, 2017.  Dr. Graham’s son, Franklin, said, “Dad is entering his 100th year. He told us on his …

Inspiration from athletes who are amputees

The men in the white t-shirts are members of the Haiti Amputee Soccer Team pictured in Atlanta on their goodwill tour in the U.S. ATLANTA — Mountain Park First Baptist Church hosted the Amputee …

‘Twas the Month Before Christmas ‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the land Every creature was shopping in need of a plan. Christmas fashion they sported with …

Bible Study for Dec. 17: Jesus Rules

Mark 4:35-41 Richard C. Statham Senior Pastor; Salem Baptist, McDonough The year 2017 may well be remembered in American History as The Year of Storms. In early fall, Hurricane Harvey …

Outgoing Executive Committee chairman and current Georgia Baptist Convention President Mike Stone, left, is presented with a gavel by Georgia Baptist Executive Director J. Robert White near the close …

After another Jihadist-Terrorist attack in New York City it is not surprising to hear this question: Why are we being attacked by a militant brand of Islam? We are at war. We are embroiled in a …

ROME —  Shorter University is pleased to announce the hiring of Tony Lundy, a veteran educator and coach, as the university's Director of Athletics. Lundy will begin his duties on Jan. 1. Tony …

How Keaton helps us all stand

Before even watching it, I was struck by the video. The still frame of a little boy, a look of hurt and confusion on his face. Like us, he didn’t understand why people are mean just because they …

People gather to pray during a Sunday service at a church plant that meets in a pediatrician’s office in Japan. IMB missionaries Jared and Tara Jones – beneficiaries of the Lottie Moon Christmas …

Dr. Charles F. Stanley, right, embraces Associate Pastor Anthony George today. Stanley proposed a succession plan that was approved by First Baptist Atlanta, making George Stanley’s future …

In this archive photo from the 2015 production, Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus kneel before the cross at the conclusion of the performance. Choir Director Jami Hall says the "Journey to Bethlehem" …

By Thom Rainer When you are in your worship services next Sunday, look at the people around you. Do they all look like you? Do they all come from the same economic backgrounds? Are they are …

Journalist Osita Nwanevu called President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “an event of almost Biblical significance.” In 1995 Congress overwhelmingly …

Jared and Tara Jones (center), IMB missionaries to Japan, gather for a meal with friends. The couple met when they were both serving in Japan as Journeymen and have since gotten married and planted …

Bible Study for Dec. 10: Jesus teaches

A seed either lives or dies, depending on the soil it enters, writes Pastor Rick Statham. GETTY IMAGES Mark 4:1-9 Richard C. Statham Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist, McDonough This past February while …

Jeff Struecker, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus and Army Ranger who was part of the "Black Hawk Down" operation in Somalia, speaks at the 2016 GBC annual meeting. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index …

“How do we answer an attack by militant and intolerant atheists on a high school in Georgia and a church in Texas? The aggressive Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened East Coweta High School …

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jack Phillips is a believer who for almost four decades has worked in the cake industry. During the course of his career he has had a desire to honor the Lord through his …

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