Georgia church planter Jim Perdue, son of Gov. Sonny Perdue, urged pastors and legislators on Jan. 28 to live up to their sacred calling as public servants and to remember that their authority ultimately comes from God.
As the buzz surrounding Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ mounts prior to its Feb. 25 launch, the North American Mission Board has begun offering detailed evangelistic resources to help churches answer questions the movie raises.
In January I was privileged to preview Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of The Christ at the Global Pastor’s Network conference in Orlando, Fla. If what I saw is the final edition of the film I am of the opinion that its potential spiritual impact is inestimable.
As the European Union moves forward with long-term plans to broaden its membership, its leaders are struggling to encompass more ethnicities and religions under one banner than at any time since the Roman Empire.
Every year more than 100 Georgia Baptist ministers are fired from their churches. Resources are available to help ministers cope with the trauma, as well as to help them find a new job. But often, the minister’s wife’s grief goes undetected.
Disciplined Giving By John S. Connell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Savannah Published February 12, 2004
If you believe the truth about giving, then freedom and joy are yours. If you reject the truth about giving, then you will find yourself imprisoned and bitter toward life, especially in financial matters.
Disciplined Service By John S. Connell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Savannah Published February 12, 2004
Philippians 2:5-7 says, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who ... emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant.” Jesus said it in a somewhat different way in Matthew 20:28, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Those words are not only the theme of Christ’s life, but they depict the heart of genuine discipleship.
On 9/11, 1963, The Fugitive began its four-year run on television. The mystery thriller starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a man who had been falsely accused and arrested for killing his wife. Lt. Sam Gerard doggedly pursued the innocent doctor for four years as Kimble valiantly sought to find the one-armed man who was responsible for his wife’s death. The final two-part episode was the highest rated television program at that time.
A preacher’s wife had a great liability. She insisted on lying around all day. One day she saw her husband trying to sew a button on his shirt.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published February 12, 2004
My family is growing and I am loving every minute of it! On January 29, at 5:32 p.m., God blessed Janice and me with another grandson. His name is Benjamin Robert Lillard. He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces. He was nineteen and one-half inches long. He is brilliant! You may not believe this, but the day after he was born I was able to spend quite a bit of time holding and rocking Ben. I looked into his beautiful face and he looked back at me.