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FIRST-PERSON: Can God love me if I hate myself?
"God designed the Gospel for us unworthies," Cody Barnhart reminds of times when doubt or self-hate creep in. "Instead of being antithetical to God's salvation, your sickness and shame actually pave the way for it." Read More
MOVIES: Redemption & second chances
Phil Boatwright assesses three films with themes of redemption and second chances, reflecting the truth of Scripture, "Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). 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
'Authentic Love' calls teens to identity in ChristNASHVILLE (BP) -- Love is a popular topic in today's culture, especially around Valentine's Day. But since many teens hear a distorted view, "Authentic Love," a new True Love Waits Bible study, aims to ground students' concept of love in their identity in Christ.
Authentic Love, divided into studies for guys and girls, places a "strong emphasis on developing a lifestyle of personal holiness and helps students understand sex and purity in light of the Gospel," said Karen Daniel, team leader in student ministry publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Teen birthrate's drop puts character in spotlight
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The birthrate among American teenagers has dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking numbers, and observers are pointing to sex education programs that focus on character as one of the causes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Always loving
"His love knows no limits, has no boundaries, allows no prejudices, and excludes no sinners when they come to Him in repentance and faith," David Jeremiah writes. "... Remind yourself today: He Loves Me. Always!" Read More
WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More
MISSIONARY PERSPECTIVE: Why I love UkraineChurch planter Tom Long describes his struggle to love those who cause conflict and disorder in the country he loves.
In those early years, I saw lots of growth numerically in believers and church starts. Sure there were difficulties that included long lines to simply purchase bread. However, seeing people who lived under communism for 70 years stepping forward to live in Christ was worth every challenge encountered. Read More
Alaska's grandeur is church's settingANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP)--During the six weeks of "Grace Works" this summer, more than 80 Alaskans made professions of faith.
Grace Works, a new multi-week initiative of Grandview Baptist Church, had a dual purpose ... Read More
Vietnamese congregation has CP legacy
BATON ROUGE, La. (BP)--Victoria Baptist Church entered a period of steep decline as the 1980s melded into the '90s. But the congregation's commitment to reaching people remained steadfast.
Especially the Vietnamese who were arriving in Baton Rouge, La.
"[Victoria] was in an area of population change," Joe Hilbun recounted, "and had been declining for 50 years -– nearly its entire existence, really, since it was started in 1947 -– but even as it declined, the members continued to reach ... Read More