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Issue Date: 2014-09-18
Volume: 193
Number: 19


Resolutions guidelines for the Georgia Baptist Convention annual meeting
The 2014 annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31210, on Nov. 10-11.
We believe in the Cooperative Program
Prayer guide now ready for download

GBC President Don Hattaway is asking Georgia Baptists to join him in 40 days of prayer beginning later this month that will bring revival to their churches and will produce a renewed commitment to reaching the lost for Christ.
Common bonds to a common Savior
Military hero fought in three wars, resolves most important conflict

When it comes to reaching salvation, a man's biggest obstacle is often himself.
Pastor's sermon goes viral ... accidentally
False alarm triggers temporary closure of YouTube account

At 35 years of age, First Baptist Church pastor Daniel Ausbun is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame.
LifeWay explores sale of 14.5-acre property

LifeWay Christian Resources is exploring opportunities to better utilize its downtown Nashville corporate offices, which could mean the sale of some or all of the 14.5-acre property, Thom Rainer said in a letter to the organization's staff.
Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

Truett Cathy, the grandfatherly fast food entrepreneur who brought the nation the original Southern fried chicken sandwich - along with a side of Southern Baptist family values - died shortly after midnight on Sept. 8.
Chappelear knows how to hook 'em

Glenn Chappelear is a member of Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in Power Springs and part of the North American Mission Board's Mission Service Corps.
Spurgeon's lost sermons slated for release

Charles Spurgeon, 19th-century legendary London pastor, was a publishing and preaching juggernaut.
First Redeemer is 'Shining Beyond Belief'

Some marriages are made in heaven while others are made in - well, somewhere else. It appears that First Redeemer Church in Cumming and new senior pastor Jeff Jackson were made for each other.
The redefining of family we're missing

Recently, members of First Baptist Church in Ty Ty were meeting the new student minister. During a question-and-answer session, Jim Joy had only one question for the candidate: "Do you babysit?"
Laotian refugee becomes prolific church planter

When the Vietnam War ended and American troops pulled out in 1973, the ramifications stretched throughout Indochina. A civil war continued in neighboring Laos that didn't end until 1975. Communists then controlled the parallel countries.

People and Places

Brooks honored for service at Central Baptist
Park Place Baptist gets a VBS boost

When Park Place Baptist Church in Snellville leadership began preparing for Vacation Bible School this year, many challenges became apparent.
Code RED issued by churches to Jenkins County
Ministerial Moves

Bible Study

Connected Through Words

Ephesians 4:25-32
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 28
Connected in Service

Ephesians 5:15-21
Bible Studies for Life, Oct. 5


The battle for the budget

In the 1960s the Southern Baptist Convention was rife with liberalism. Much of the higher education in our colleges and seminaries was marked by what could be called neo-orthodox theology. Basically, neo-orthodoxy is an existentialist variety of Christianity that denies the essential objective basis of truth, namely the absolute truth and authority of Scripture.
The Open Door

I had just completed a delightful visit with two fine young pastors in our area when I stopped by the Chick-fil-A restaurant to pick up some lunch. I placed my order, "I'll have a number 1 with waffle fries and a large Coke Zero."
"Since you asked ..."

What about "gray areas" where the Bible is not specific?
Recognize Christian Citizenship Sunday

Like you, I am deeply concerned about the moral state of our culture. Biblical values are under attack on every front. While our primary goal is always to reach the lost with the Gospel, we must also be vigilant in protecting the religious liberty on which our nation was founded. We must be active in educating our congregations on the issues of the day.