Sometimes God surprises us. Just ask Vickie Sweetman. At more than 80 years old, she can look back and, with a smile, remember the surprises that God had in store for her and her pastor husband more than 25 years ago when they unexpectedly moved to Georgia.
When missionary Jeremiah Lamphier started a prayer meeting in lower Manhattan in 1857, it sparked a spiritual awakening that eventually spread across the world. Leaders of Southern Baptists’ New Hope New York effort – along with thousands of prayer warriors across the country – are hoping to see God move in similar ways over the next two years.
The neighborhood surrounding Scott and Kristen Rourk’s apartment defines New York City for many tourists. This is Midtown Manhattan, about two blocks from Times Square and across the street from a subsidized apartment building housing thousands of actors and others employed in the Broadway theater district.
People are hurting. The needs are great. Sometimes the lines of the homeless and disadvantaged are long at the food bank at the Chattahoochee Associ-ation complex in Gaines-ville, but those who come are not disappointed. They receive food and a presentation of the gospel and have the opportunity to be a part of a church that has been organized just for them.
Jubalheirs on a mission Jubalheirs ministry committed to mission projects and performances By Sherri Brown, Communications, GBC Published January 29, 2004
It was the sound that first attracted Martha Parker.
Disciplined Bible Study By John S. Connell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Savannah Published January 29, 2004
“Most people lack a spiritual hunger for God’s Word. These people view the Bible as neither an enjoyable nor a desirable activity.”
Disciplined Prayer By John S. Connell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Temple, Savannah Published January 29, 2004
There are some things that only God can do. There are some things that God only does as the result of prayer. There are some things that God only does as the result of persistent, confident prayer. There are some things that God only does as the result of confident prayer that is rooted in fasting. No matter how you say it or how you do it, the Bible is clear that a connection exists between what God does and what God’s people ask Him to do. That connection may be hard to pin down at times, but the connection is there and God expects His people to make it.
I prayed for Britney Spears today. I don’t know her personally. I have never met her and probably never will, but I was prompted to pray for her today. She has become an extremely visible (no pun intended) personality in the world of entertainment and consequently has considerable influence on life in America. Teen idols such as she have helped shape fashion and pop culture for decades not only in our country, but also around the world.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published January 29, 2004
First of all, I have to say that I really enjoy going to Southeast Georgia. What a beautiful part of the state it is! I have always been partial to coastal areas. When I catch a whiff of salt air, every tightened muscle in my body suddenly relaxes.
SIR: Recent articles in Baptist Press and other news services have cited a Parents Television Council study regarding the preponderance of profanity on television and the widespread betrayal of television’s Family Hour. While not surprising to most readers, this study’s findings further document the attack on today’s families.