But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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First Baptist Atlanta Senior Associate Pastor Anthony George delivered the Doctrinal Sermon at the Georgia Baptist Convention Nov. 14, at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. MARK STRANGE/GBC Communications

LAWRENCEVILLE — Dr. Anthony George, senior associate pastor at First...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 05:53

What if the church at Antioch existed today?

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Robby Foster, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Valdosta, delivers the Missionary Sermon Monday evening Nov. 13 at the GBC annual meeting at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. SCOTT BARKLEY/Special

LAWRENCEVILLE — Speaking to Georgia Baptist Convention attendees from Acts...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:12

Mike Stone elected GBC president

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Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, addresses Georgia Baptists shortly after being announced as the new president of the Georgia Baptist Convention at the 2017 annual meeting at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. In his comments Stone called for a greater...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:15

Outside forces don’t represent Georgia’s values

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By Emory Dunahoo

After reading the editorial on the Gainesville Times page Oct. 29, I feel compelled to respond as a legislator from Hall County. The Times is supporting the position that our state should avoid religious liberty legislation due to economic consequences that could result from...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:00

Daily Bible Readings: Nov. 16-30

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Thursday, Nov. 16 Ezekiel 33:1-34:31 Hebrews 13:1-25 Psalm 115:1-18 Proverbs 27:21-22

Friday, Nov. 17 Ezekiel 35:1-36:38 James 1:1-18 Psalm 116:1-19 Proverbs 27:23-27

Saturday, Nov. 18 Ezekiel 37:1-38:23 James 1:19-2:17 Psalm 117:1-2 Proverbs 28:1

Sunday, Nov. 19 Ezekiel 39:1-40:27 James 2:18-3:18 Psa...

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Southern Seminary President Al Mohler, left, presents the Distinguished Alumnus Denominational Service Award to J. Robert White in recognition of his 25th anniversary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. JOE WESTBURY/Index

LAWRENCEVILLE – Tom Rush, president of the 2017 Preaching...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 12:04

Hammond: No excuses, it’s time for evangelism

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Thomas Hammond, pastor of First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, delivers the President’s Address Monday night, Nov. 13, at the GBC annual meeting. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index

LAWRENCVILLE — In a president’s address brimming with resolve to boost evangelism efforts, Thomas Hammond urged...

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1 Samuel 1:9-11, 17-18, 26-28; 2:1-3 Richard C. Statham, Sr. Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist, McDonough

Paul was inspired to write “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:16-17). There is no...

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“By 10 our parking lot team made me aware our parking lots were full and they were parking cars curbside around our campus,” said Executive Pastor Micah Hamrick of First Baptist Villa Rica’s high attendance day Nov. 5. FB VILLA RICA/Special

Some old things still work.

Remember the...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:56

When God provides a ram …

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In my Facebook and blog posts, I’ve shared many of the lessons God has taught Holli and me over the last nineteen months. Another lesson God has taught us is provision or … faith.

During this time, there have been many times when our money was tight. God has reminded me of the...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:54

White and Platt herald the call to missions

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One of eight new believers was baptized Sunday night at the opening of the Inspirational Rally at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. The service, always focused on missions, precedes the annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention. JOE WESTBURY/Index

LAWRENCEVILLE – The...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 03:02

A warrior’s response to the NFL Flag protests

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Veteran’s Day is coming up…I’ve been asked this question so many times, I think this is the best way for me to respond in writing to the recent issue of protesting the flag. I don’t claim to speak for anyone else in the military or for the nation. This is just thoughts from...

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Chole Robert, 11, delivers her first place entry in the “Why We Honor Our Veterans” essay contest. JOE WESTBURY/Index

FAYETTEVILLE — As Georgia Baptists pause to honor the nation’s veterans, First Baptist Church here celebrated those defenders of liberty last night in its...

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Bruce Gordon, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church outside of Sylvester in South Georgia, will meet with his deacons this Sunday. He fully expects the topic of security to come up.

The meeting had been scheduled even before an evil act in Sutherland Springs, TX changed the landscape for rural...

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John and Crystal Holcombe were in church with their family on this past Sunday. Their church, practically unknown outside of its community, is located in a small town with only a few hundred people within a mile of the town’s post office.

This week that small church has become the topic of...

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Ellen Di Giosia accepts the vote of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, TN, to become its senior pastor on June 25. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Jefferson City/Special

JEFFERSON CITY, TN — As Georgia Baptists gather for their annual meeting next week in Lawrenceville, GA, fellow Baptists in...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:00

Generous Combination for Literacy Missions

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Students are assimilated in American culture in a variety of ways through Georgia Baptist’s literary missions outreach, such as visiting a farmer’s market. PAULETTE DEHART/Special

Often, churches in Georgia wonder how they can be personally involved in missions. One unique ministry that...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 05:14

Bible Study for Nov. 12: John – single-minded focus

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John 1:26-34; 3:26-30 Richard C. Statham, Sr. Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist, McDonough

My wife and I love to entertain folks in our home. In fact, for me it is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy planning, preparing, and serving a full-scale sit-down dinner. The more people the better....

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There is probably no greater loss for a child than to lose a parent.

While adults can comprehend the great love of God our Father and that He will never leave us or forsake us, children are often too young or immature in their faith to understand when a Mom or Dad leaves them.

In today’s world,...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:47

A first person account of missions in Southeast Asia

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A business owned by Nepali believers hosts a Bible study led by IMB staff. Blessed Hope, the first business run by women of their people, makes jewelry. Through it women develop skills by which to earn income for their families.

By Morgan D. Kerr 

MACON — Over the last 25 years, I have had...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 00:43

The tragedy in a Texas church

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I am literally broken-hearted over the terrible, gut-wrenching events that transpired last Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. This small gathering of approximately 50 congregants was viciously attacked by a masked gunman dressed all in black with body armor, brandishing a...

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Immediately after entering the field Friday night, the East Coweta Indians ran to the sideline and prayed. FOX5ATLANTA.COM/Screen grab

The Madison, WI-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) warned East Coweta County High School administrators that it is illegal for the football team’s...

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Family members, friends, and neighbors gathered nearby after a gunman opened fire at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, killing 26 in the worst church shooting in the nation’s history. FOX NEWS/Screen grab

Someone on the scene of the mass murder at First Baptist Church of...

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At least 26 worshippers at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX – a Southern Baptist Church – were gunned down during this morning’s worship service. CNN/Special

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX — The nation’s deadliest shooting at a house of worship has occurred at...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 03:27

Challenge students and watch them excel

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MONROE — The students of First Baptist Church in Monroe have been hard at work to raise money for Disaster Relief.

On Sunday, Oct. 29 Bobby Boswell, assistant executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, went to the church and received a check for $5,463.84 to help victims...

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