Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, has gotten the nation’s attention focused on the atoning death of the Son of God. Millions of Americans are leaving theaters across our nation with a vivid awareness of the price Jesus paid in order to redeem sinners. Countless churches are using the Gibson film as a tool for evangelism and lives are being changed. Christians are renewing their own faith and unbelievers are asking pertinent questions about the purpose and passion of the Christ.
More than 900 Georgia Baptist women of all ages, occupations and ethnic backgrounds converged on this West Georgia town this past weekend to celebrate missions and renew their missions commitment. Representatives from churches in 66 associations gathered at First Douglasville for the 121st session of Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union (BWMU) of Georgia annual meeting on April 16-17. This year’s theme was “Press On.”
Most World War II veterans aren’t hopping on a plane to go to the most volatile region on the planet. However, Harvey Hyatt looks at his recent mission trip to Iran as simply part of fulfilling the Great Commission.
In a letter to the imams, ulemas, chairmen and secretaries of the country’s mosques, Islamic organizations and institutions, the Muslim Council of Britain’s secretary general, Iqbal Sacranie, cited the concern expressed recently by Prime Minister Tony Blair and police chiefs about the high probability of imminent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom.
Georgia Mountain Resort Ministries is a ministry program sponsored by three associations: White County, Notla River, and Hiawassee. Located in the heart of the North Georgia mountains, this ministry exists to offer Christian-based family services to tourists who visit the area, as well as residents and employees of the resort areas.
Trusting God By Allan Lockerman, Pastor, First Baptist Elberton Published April 22, 2004
Does it seem to you that some people are making the Christian life more difficult than it should be? The glorious thing about the gospel is how wonderfully simple it is. Yet these days’ strident voices are calling for a kind of faith that requires intricate knowledge of deep spiritual truths in order to fully experience God.
Loving Spouses By Allan Lockerman, Pastor, First Baptist Elberton Published April 22, 2004
How do you define marriage? Many have tried and failed, some with negative statements. One pundit said, “Marriage is a temporary state of insanity that can last a lifetime.” Another described marriage as an institution for the matrimonially insane.
The story is told of an orphanage years ago where life was cheap, compassion was non-existent and brutality and abuse were commonplace. A little boy who resided there was seen by one of the guardians throwing a piece of paper over the wall. The boy was immediately taken to the office of the superintendent of the orphanage to await certain punishment for such an act was considered an offense requiring disciplinary action.
There are days Americans will always remember. Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; and Sept. 11, 2001 are but a few of those days when the course of history changed and our country showed itself resolute in its defense of freedom.
People with low incomes – or interrupted incomes – often feel like they are living hand-to-mouth, and there always seems to be more month left at the end of their money.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published April 22, 2004
A little over two years ago I wrote an Open Door about the premature birth of my granddaughter, Lauren. She weighed 3 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and was nurtured in her earliest days by a very fine neonatology team at University Hospital in Augusta.