According to D.L. Moody, the renowned evangelist from a previous generation,  “You might as well try to see without eyes, hear without ears, or breathe without lungs, as to try to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit.”

“That’s the first time anybody allowed me to ask a question,” Fredrik remarked, surprised. Asa and Vanessa Watson’s transparency and willingness to answer tough questions about God and faith led to a deepening friendship with this German man.  

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Lifeway Christian Resources has teamed up with filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick to provide a suite of new resources to accompany their latest project, “The Forge,” which is scheduled to hit theaters August 23.

Although we are still technically in the spring season, I was reminded recently that the first day of June is the beginning of hurricane season. While hurricanes are most prevalent in August and September, the conditions become more favorable in these warmer months. Depending on someone’s age, names such as Camille, Katrina and Hugo can cause many memories and emotions.

In last week’s lesson, we focused on the commission that the risen Jesus gave to His followers. In this lesson, we learn that Jesus not only commissions believers, but He empowers and equips believers for the task of serving in the Kingdom of Jesus.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans still aren’t sold on going electric for their next car purchase. High prices and a lack of easy-to-find charging stations are major sticking points, a new poll shows.

LONDON (AP) — Ken Hay’s part in the invasion of Normandy lasted just a few weeks, but he wants to make sure the experiences of those who fought and died to end the Nazi grip on Europe live forever.

UBERABA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has hundreds of millions of cows, but one in particular is extraordinary. Her massive, snow-white body is watched over by security cameras and an armed guard.

BEIJING (AP) — Checkpoints and rows of police vehicles lined a major road leading to Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Tuesday as China heightened security on the 35th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong police took at least two people off the streets as the effort to prevent any public remembrance extended beyond the mainland.

BEIJING (AP) — China said its lunar spacecraft unfurled the country's red and gold flag for the first time on the far side of the moon before part of the vehicle blasted off early Tuesday with rock and soil samples to bring back to Earth.

DEAUVILLE AIRPORT, France (AP) — ‘’To our forever heroes: Thank you'' — those words inscribed by French schoolchildren on a big poster greeted dozens of U.S. World War II veterans, many in their 100s, as they arrived on Monday in Normandy to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins' recovery from a torn Achilles tendon remains on track as the team approaches next week's mandatory minicamp.

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United fired coach Gonzalo Pineda on Monday, less than 24 hours after another loss dropped the team farther from playoff contention in Major League Soccer.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A person found guilty of a sex crime against a child in Louisiana could soon be ordered to undergo surgical castration, in addition to prison time.

BARNESVILLE, Ga. — Greg Burrell retired Sunday, June 2, after serving for 40 years as music minister then worship minister at First Baptist Church of Barnesville. He will be honored at services Sunday for his years of dedication to the church and members of his choirs from over the years will perform in his honor.

PALMER, Alaska — Georgia native Bruce Rowell said in 1999, after he had been pastoring in Palmer, Alaska, for two years, that, "When I’m old and gray I’m sure I will sit my grandchildren on my lap and say, ‘Let me tell you about the stupidest thing I ever did in my life’ or ‘Let me tell you about the greatest adventure of my life.’” 

ATLANTA (AP) — For at least some residents, Atlanta's water problems weren't over Monday. Milena Franco, a resident of the city's Midtown neighborhood, said she and her husband had water all weekend. But Monday morning, the flow was cut off, as Franco discovered when she tried to take a shower.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- After meeting with church music leaders, Lifeway Christian Resources announced its commitment to continue operating

AMERICUS, Ga. — Advancing in Ministry’s summer discipleship program began last week with an unusual twist. The missionaries arrived at Friendship Camp and almost immediately went to work on a concrete project. The Friendship Camp Development completed work on the new gravel parking lot beside the dining hall last fall, but planned to add a sidewalk.

HOUSTON — As spring storms pummeled Southeast Texas, including the greater Houston area, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief volunteers, with help from Baptist DR teams from other states, launched and maintained a steady monthlong response to the emergency.

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Throughout his life, Marcus Redding didn’t have many hobbies. “He didn’t golf, he didn’t hunt, he didn’t do whatever,” according to Redding’s wife, Chrissie. “He just wanted to be with family and talk about Jesus to anybody. He was a very happy soul.”

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is set to return to federal court Monday in hopes of reversing an $800,000 award to a flight attendant who said she was fired for her pro-life views and a judge's related order that the airlines’ lawyers take religious liberty training from a conservative Christian legal group.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The cost of your next flight is likely to go up. That's the word from the International Air Transport Association, which held its annual meeting Monday in Dubai, home to the long-haul carrier Emirates.

ATHENS. Ga. (AP) — Georgia used solo home runs by freshman Tre Phelps in the top of the eighth inning and Kolby Branch in the ninth to tie it, and Corey Collins capped a three-run 10th inning with a two-out, two-run double as the Bulldogs, seeded No. 7 nationally, rallied to beat Georgia Tech 8-6 on Sunday night, winning the Athens Regional and earning a spot in the super regionals.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka closed schools on Monday as heavy rain triggered floods and mudslides in many parts of the island nation, leaving at least 10 people dead and six others missing, officials said. The education ministry announced that the reopening of schools would depend on how the weather develops.

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