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Issue Date: 2012-12-27
Volume: 191
Number: 26


84 new missionaries appointed by IMB

A deer meat processor and a doctor. A nanny and a nurse. A soldier and a statistician. These are just a few of the jobs previously held by 84 men and women appointed by IMB trustees Nov. 15 at Second Baptist Church in Springfield, MO.
Former Muslim buoyed in sub-Saharan desert by church's prayer

Late one night in the sub-Saharan desert, Ibrahim* felt God leading him to read John 14.
Associational Reports
On point
Emerson church plant to serve alongside massive sports complex

Traveling north out of Atlanta on I-75 the view remains the same until you pass through Kennesaw. From there trees increase between exits and once you cross the bridge over Lake Allatoona you've entered what most people consider to be the unofficial break from the metro area.
Georgia Baptist pastors respond to school shooting tragedy

As were many the weekend following the murders of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, CT, Georgia Baptist pastors offered their thoughts and condolences online and in the pulpit to those still trying to make sense of it all.
Georgia Baptists to limit 2013 campaign coverage to 8 weeks

The Georgia Baptist Convention hopes to have a shortened presidential election cycle in 2013 following a GBC Executive Committee vote to restrict campaign coverage by The Christian Index until two months before the annual meeting.
'My Fair Lady' a big hit at Georgia National Fair

Every year hundreds of thousands of people gather in Perry for the Georgia National Fair "Where Georgia is Celebrated!" The Georgia National Fair has promoted the state's heritage, people, and agriculture since the first Fair in 1990.
Southeastern Seminary celebrates fall graduation
Fourteen upper-level graduates of Southeastern Seminary with connections to Georgia took part in the school’s fall commencement.

People and Places

Revival Report
First Baptist Vidalia members minister in Mexico

Cooperative Program Stories

Evangelism from the pastor and the pew

The National Football League season is transitioning into playoff mode and fans from across the nation dream of a championship for their favored team.

Bible Study

Nahum: A Message of God's Judgment

Nahum 1:7-9, 12-13; 2:8-13; 3:18-19
Bible Studies for Life, January 6
Habakkuk: A Message of Faith

Habakkuk: 1:1-3, 5-6, 13; 2:1, 4-6; 3:1-2, 17-19
Bible Studies for Life, January 13


"Since you asked ..."

How do we know that what the New Testament authors wrote is what we have and read?
Mental health & the Newtown tragedy

The innocents of Newtown, Connecticut, 20 beautiful children, will never flower. We will never see the doctor, teacher, or athlete who could have been. And six adults lost their lives seeking to protect them and their classmates.
The Open Door

I had just finished preaching and went with the church family to the fellowship hall for a wonderfully prepared dinner. That's where I met Camille Saunders.
An idiom worth considering

The United States is a divided country. We have Democrats and Republicans, red states and blue states, conservatives and progressives (liberals), and as a result of the last presidential election there are many Americans who feel like winners and many others who feel like losers.