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Laura Fielding/International Mission Board CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) – In a “Thanksgiving report” to International Mission Board (IMB) trustees during their Nov. 7-8 meeting in Charlotte, N.C. , IMB President Tom Elliff expressed gratitude to God for...

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Marie Curtis/International Mission Board RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – John* had his comfortable American life all arranged. Moving up the corporate ladder, he was successful in a plywood company and looked forward to his next opportunity. “I...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s commitment to live and minister in light of all Scripture provides a model for all Christians, said Baptist historian Tom Nettles, who recently published a biography on the 19th...

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Bismarck – The congregation of First Baptist Church here has been keeping busy. For the second year in a row, they participated in EPIC Outreach, a four-day community-wide ministry project. As part of Epic Outreach, there were...

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JOPLIN – Church and public schools don’t mix? Don’t tell that to Joplin Public Schools. Churches have been partnering with students and classes with dramatic results since 2010 in a school district that has had some...

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Missionaries working in Turkey once took me to the place where they believe Paul received his “Macedonian Call,” which Luke recorded in Acts 16. The hill looked out over straits that separated us in Asia...

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Can a small church pastor benefit the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)? Biblically and historically, the answer is a clear yes....

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As a young, pregnant mother, Gail McWilliams was faced with a decision that would impact her and her baby for the rest of their lives. A rare medical condition forced her to decide between keeping...

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Caroline Anderson/Baptist Press TACLOBAN, Philippines (BP) – Suzie Miller sat on her mattress, floating on the second level of her flooding home, not knowing whether she and her husband would survive Typhoon Haiyan. But Suzie and...

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Tim Sweetman/MBTS KANSAS CITY (BP) – More than 1,200 students, faculty and guests packed Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel to be taught by an internationally-known pastor and teacher during the inaugural Charles H. Spurgeon Lectures on...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in October were 0.07 percent above last year’s opening month of the Convention’s fiscal year, according to...

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JEFFERS0N CITY – Award-winning news and features Missouri Baptists have grown accustomed to will remain the same, but the look and feel of The Pathway’s website – www.mbcpathway.com – has undergone a dramatic upgrade. “The Pathway has firmly established...

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Missouri Baptists are on the ground in typhoon-ravaged islands of the Philippines, and leaders are asking for prayer, future volunteers and funds....

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PERRY – On Sundays, he is in the pulpit at First Baptist, Perry. During the rest of the week he handles phone calls for Missouri’s second highest elected official. Willis Jones is the interim pastor at...

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Katlyn Moncada/contributing writer MANILA, Philippines – Whether in your neighborhood or traveling the world, there are always opportunities for followers of Christ to live on mission. I had the privilege of going overseas to Southeast Asia...

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Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC Family Ministry Specialist Joe Ulveling has been logging ministry miles across Missouri for more than a decade. While his job description includes project management for major campaigns like the Cooperative Program...

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“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” – Acts 20:35 There is no doubt that giving gifts can be much more fun than...

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BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU) computer science students recently competed in a programming competition in Fayetteville, Ark. SBU’s A team finished in second place at the local site, claiming a top 20-spot in the entire...

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Think chocolate is not the answer? Maybe you’re not asking the right questions. Okay, I do know chocolate is not really the answer to all the world’s problems. But it does sort of make a...

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The life of American pastor Saeed Abedini is “directly at risk” after he was transferred Nov. 3 to an “even more dangerous” Iranian prison, according to Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for...

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The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a Missouri law that provides benefits to the surviving spouses of deceased public safety officers. A St. Louis area man had challenged the law, claiming that it discriminated against...

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WASHINGTON – Missouri Baptist Convention General Legal Counsel Michael Whitehead and his son, Jonathan, co-wrote the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) brief in defense of prayer for the city of Greece, N.Y., in its case...

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As I write today the images from Tacloban, Philippines, are unbelievable. Massive relief efforts are underway to assist those who survived the howling 200+ mph winds and the estimated 20-foot storm surge generated by super...

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JEFFERSON CITY – One day after Lincoln University’s (LU) football team defeated Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University, 42-33, some team members scored a greater win when they professed faith in Christ after watching My Hope America...

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Missouri voters passed in 2004 an amendment to the state’s Constitution (known as Amendment 2) declaring marriage to be between one man and one woman. It was the first state do to so and did...

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ROCKY MOUNT – A missionary retreat held Oct. 7-8 at Cross Pointe Retreat Center here drew 46 missionaries, including 35 emeritus missionaries who spent time refreshing, fellowshipping and swapping stories from their times of service on...

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Dealing With Death • John 11:21-27, 33-44 • Nov. 24, Introduction: Recently I heard of a child who was killed in a car wreck. The father of this child was a pastor of a very liberal...

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