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FIRST-PERSON: Those who don't give up
Could this be you -- a believer who perseveres? Chuck Lawless lists key characteristics of those who stay the course amid life's challenges and difficulties. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: When we complain
A complaining spirit "steals our light to the lost world," Melanie Lenow writes, noting that understanding God's call "in our innermost being" can lead to a "healthy growth of renewed purpose." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Believing is seeing
J.D. Greear notes that the beauty displayed in Jesus' life was "so glorious, so unique, so otherworldly that we know it has to be God." Experiencing His love "will take your questions and turn them into trust." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Bearing with one another
Laura Thigpen notes a key facet of the Bible's oft-quoted passage on love in 1 Corinthians 13: bearing all things. It can set the course, she writes, for how love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: An infinite power source
Akin to vast caverns of geothermal energy, David Jeremiah notes, spiritual energy abounds in the Scriptures. When juggling the demands of work and home, he notes, "We need renewable energy on the inside." Read More
Chicago's 'Reborn' church transforms inner-city livesCHICAGO (BP) -- Roy Brown wasn't sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park.
Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.
Jamie Thompson, the guy on the other side of the plate glass, also is a local with a linebacker's build who grew up one neighborhood east in Humboldt Park. And he ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Christians & self-esteem
Is it biblical, Joshua Clayton asks, for Christians to place a priority on high self-esteem? Compared to contemporary psychology, he notes, "the ultimate goal of Christianity is show man that, apart from God, can do nothing." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Beyond pizza parties & paintball nights
Emerging from a week as a youth camp pastor, Anthony Jordan issues a call to help Christian teens understand "how and why the Bible is so countercultural on moral issues of the day." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Let them lead -- now
Terry Dorsett underscores the importance of giving young people opportunities for church leadership. "Churches that do not value young people as the church of today should not be surprised when young people are not around tomorrow," he writes. Read More
Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, GeigerPHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.
Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibit hall June 13. Read More