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FIRST-PERSON: The guy I failed to witness to
"So, do you have any good news for me today?" Keith Shorter was asked. But only "something about the weather" came out of his mouth rather than "the Good News of Jesus Christ." Read More
Evangelism & counseling empower church's impactFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Nestled in a southwest Fort Worth neighborhood is the house of a woman who leases rooms to people in need of a home. Many of her tenants are new to the city, while others have left difficult circumstances and would be homeless if not for her assistance.
All five of her tenants happened to be home when they heard a knock at the door on a Saturday in September 2017. The homeowner answered the door to be greeted by a door-to-door evangelism team from Great Commission Baptist Church who had partnered with several students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The woman recognized one of the church members and asked that they share the Gospel. After the five tenants agreed to a conversation, everyone crowded into the living room. Read More
Homeless man's new life follows retiree's compassionCORBIN, Ky. (BP) -- A series of bad decisions had left James Price's life in shambles.
He had no money, no car, no home and no hope. But a chance encounter with retired businessman Ronnie Neal is changing the trajectory of his life.
Living under a bridge on the outskirts of Corbin, Ky., Price, 24, had taken a walk along a rural stretch of highway when he saw Neal loading sheet metal onto a truck. Perhaps, Price thought, that man would be willing to hire him to help.
Neal, 64, saw in Price a young man who needed a hand up, and he was willing to provide it. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The sum of the some
Little things, over time, can produce big results, John Kyle writes, especially in the number of times an empty soul hears the Gospel. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A coonhound's 'baptism'
When he was 8 years old, Steve Playl baptized his coonhound. As a young boy, he reflects, "I was more concerned about Red than many church members seem to be about their friends and neighbors and family members." Read More
LABOR DAY: Know those who serve
Get to know "every custodian, cafeteria server and maintenance worker on campus," Curt Iles advises students. "It's amazing how many friends you can make if you simply take the time to learn someone's name." Read More
Boat captain fishes for men, catches 43CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Like many retirees, you can find James Shepherd, 84, fishing in his boat several days each week. But he's set apart from many other retirees by what he's fishing for.
When he and a friend bought a pontoon boat four years ago, he sensed the Lord saying, "Why don't you fish for men off this?" So Shepherd made signs that said, "Get in the boat -- Bible study" and "worship on the water." Then he launched a ministry of taking people for rides on the Cumberland River and sharing the Gospel with them.
Over the past four years, Shepherd's Clarksville, Tenn., ministry has seen 43 people profess faith in Christ as their Lord and Savior. Read More
Greg Laurie on censored ad: 'Hold the Bible high'ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) -- After promotional materials for the SoCal Harvest crusade were taken down from two Southern California malls because they showed pastor Greg Laurie holding a Bible, Laurie is asking attendees of the event to hold up their Bibles in a show of support for God's Word.
"Apparently, in our intolerant culture, we no longer can display the Bible in public," Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., wrote in an Aug. 17 op-ed for the Los Angeles Times. "The art in question was a tribute to my hero and mentor, the late Rev. Billy Graham, who often lifted the Bible high over his head as he preached to stadiums full of people. We hold the Bible high, just like Billy did, because it has changed our lives. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A church bids farewell
Paul Kim recounts the poignant farewells to two couples leaving for distant fields of service from the church where they have been longtime members. Read More
Near Yellowstone, 6-member church impacts the worldGARDINER, Mont. (BP) -- Most churches would consider closing their doors if their active membership dipped to six people, but Gardiner Baptist Church is holding steady.
The debt-free church -- located near Yellowstone National Park's north entrance -- is raising money for a two-story community building on its two acres to serve as a food pantry, thrift store and medical clinic, with emergency housing upstairs, in the town of 875 people.
Other ministries include supporting the local food bank; providing space to the town's physical therapy center and counseling center along with community use of its playground; and the GBC House Band (as in Gardiner Baptist Church) -- with pastor Britton Gray as lead vocalist -- performing once a month in the basement of a local restaurant called the Two-Bit Saloon and Grill. Read More