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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Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:00

Daily Bible Readings for Jan. 16-31

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Tuesday, Jan. 16 Genesis 32:13-34:31 Matthew 11:7-30 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 3:19-20

Wednesday, Jan. 17 Genesis 35:1-36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs 3:21-26

Thursday, Jan. 18 Genesis 37:1-38:30 Matthew 12:22-45 Psalm 16:1-11 Proverbs 3:27-32

Friday, Jan. 19 Genesis 39:1-41:16 Matthew...

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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C. Wikipedia

This is the first of a three-part series that will explore the African-American experience...

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Note: This third part in a series written by Paul Baxter was originally supposed to go live in late February 2017. Unfortunately … we dropped the ball and never actually posted it. Overlooked, it’s been sitting in the Draft Folder waiting room until we were recently made aware of its...

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Approximately 1 in 12 Christians go through intense scrutiny or hardship for their faith, according to Open Doors’ World Watch List 2018.

The annual report chronicles the top 50 countries where Christians are singled out and deal with daily pressure from various spheres of life including...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:14

One Word to Purge in 2018

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Edith Lovejoy Pierce said, “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and it’s first chapter is ‘New Year’s Day.’” (www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/new-year).

My goodness, we’re...

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DULUTH – Statistics do not always tell the whole story, but people generally like statistics and lists. There are baseball fanatics who can tell you the batting averages of the players on the 1952 New York Yankees World Series Championship team.

Others could tell you the dates that the Dow...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 04:59

Bible Study for Jan. 14: Jesus Corrects

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Mark 7:5-15 Jeff Overton, lead pastor Beulah Baptist Church, Douglasville

Growing up I had one sibling – a younger brother. There were many times when we would get in trouble and try to avoid it by pointing out something the other one had done that was a bigger offense. For instance, my...

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is interviewed by ESPN’s Maria Taylor moments after throwing the winning touchdown in the National Championship game. Shortly into the interview and later at the trophy presentation, Tagovailoa would credit his Savior, Jesus Christ, for the opportunity. YOUTU...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 01:46

The Riddler

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If someone mentioned The Riddler, many of us would immediately think of Batman’s wicked nemesis. I’m not sure if he’s still around, or what role he may play in Batman movies of today. In the television series of my childhood, he was a twisted character on the side of evil. He...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 13:00

Bob Reccord speaks out on ‘life’

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ATLANTA — Bob Reccord, former president of the North American Mission Board and founder and chairman of Total Life Impact Ministries, was the speaker for the Georgia Right to Life banquet this past autumn.

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Bob Reccord

The report on this banquet was delayed for the purpose of synchronizing...

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Pictured along the top row, left to right, with graduates are Thomas Strong, dean of Leavell College; Norris Grubbs, provost; and Jong Gil Lee, director of the Korean DMin program. Standing in the second row, left to right, are Jasmine Johnson, Abraham Seong Hee Han, and Ean Hee Park. Going from...

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image Bill Prince, executive minister of Biblical Principles, and Brad Waters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, have published a book containing sermons by the inimitable preacher/evangelist Dr. Jesse Hendley. His ministry coincided with that of Dr. Billy Graham.

If you were alive during his...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 03:26

Hope in the New Year

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By Jeff Iorg

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — Spending several days during the holidays with four grandchildren under age 3 caused me to think about our world, their future, and my perspective on what their world may be like when they are my age.

Despite my natural optimism, the overall trajectory of...

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Left to right Steve Reach, Dan Grader, Laura Nightengale, and Larry Davis split and move wood into the “wood corral” at Antioch Baptist Church in Blairsville. The church has provided wood to those in need for the last nine years. DUANE MANDERS/ABC

BLAIRSVILLE — Many church...

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Novel Germany waits as unofficial historian and Index Editor Gerald Harris autographs one of hundreds of books given away at the annual Convention meeting in November. JOE WESTBURY/Index

A lot can happen in 45 years. Ask Gerald Harris, who recently completed writing an updated history of the Georgia...

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Index Editor J. Gerald Harris, left, Managing Editor Joe Westbury, in orange shirt, Advertising Coordinator and Editor’s Administrative Assistant Donna Ward, in black; and Web Content Editor Scott Barkley, right, look forward to serving you in 2018. Former Circulation Coordinator Lonette...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 13:00

Bible Study for January 7: Jesus provides

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Mark 6:33-44 Jeff Overton, lead pastor Beulah Baptist Church, Douglasville

There is a saying that has been around for a long time – “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

This is a powerful statement for the church to understand. When we look...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 01:20

Evers’ discipleship project

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Fred Evers, pastor of Tifton’s Northside Baptist Church, mentors young men, equipping them for the ministry. Each Wednesday morning he teaches his students how to take a passage of scripture and develop it into a sermon.

TIFTON – Fred Evers, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Tifton,...

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First Baptist Church Douglasville welcomes new pastor Tim Akin and his wife, Anna, and their family to their church as they begin 2018 together.

DOUGLASVILLE — After an eight-month process of evaluating “the current and emerging needs of our church in our community, as well as the type...

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 13:00

Daily Bible Readings for Jan. 1-15

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Monday, January 1 Genesis 1:1-2:25 Matthew 1:1-2:12 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 1:1-6

Tuesday, January 2 Genesis 1:1-2:25 Matthew 1:1-2:12 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 1:1-6

Wednesday, January 3 Genesis 1:1-2:25 Matthew 1:1-2:12 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 1:1-6

Thursday, January 4 Genesis 8:1-10:32 Matthew 4:12-25 Psalm...

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 05:26

Prayers or predictions for 2018

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As we walk into 2018 in the next 48 hours, Editor Gerald Harris has some thoughts on the powerful role of the Church in shaping secular culture.

Every year there are scientists, business moguls, psychics, prognosticators and even some preachers who attempt to foretell what we can expect in the...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 06:44

When pastors don’t get enough rest

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I write this post because I know many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions in the next week. Many of us in ministry get too little rest (and I’m one of the guilty ones), and we need to think about making changes. Here are some of the possible results of our not getting enough...

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By Sue Ella Deadwyler

“This dude set everything up as a business, targeting high school kids.”

– A Fulton County School Parent

Menu for the Week, July 2016 Cookies and cream cake jars 10 left Brownie jars 8 left Red velvet jar 1 left Fruity pebbles treats 11 left Og...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:52

Franklin Graham’s counsel to Rosie O’Donnell

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Franklin Graham

I have always appreciated and admired a person with courage and intestinal fortitude. It is even better when that courage is based on values and truth.

I believe Franklin Graham is such a man. I heard him speak at an Atlanta Religious Freedom Rally at Liberty Square across from the...

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Swarthmore College was founded in 1864 in Swarthmore, PA. SWARTHMORE.EDU/Special

By Todd Starnes

Fox News Commentator

One of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges is advancing a “queer theology” agenda with hopes of destabilizing traditional beliefs about what the B...

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