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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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:27

The Green Broadman Hymnal

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There were some wonderful hymns written long before the 1940 edition of The Broadman Hymnal. Many more have been written since. But that old green hymnal that I grew up with remains my favorite.

William Cross and I began attending Harmony Baptist Church before we were born in 1952. A few years later...

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Volunteers are helping Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Stearns, Ky., build The Light Community of 20 tiny homes to help former addicts and others gain a firm foundation in life. GRANT HASTY/Special

By Diana Chandler

MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (BP) — Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by...

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Advertisements on London buses of Franklin Graham’s crusade this fall were pulled after complaints. The ads said, “Time for Hope.” SAMARITANS PURSE/Special

Rev. Franklin Graham is headed to England in September – but the British may be the last to know now that his ads have...

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Children from Mt. Olivet Baptist in Hartwell hold a banner Thursday, July 12 welcoming the church’s mission team home from Haiti. CELEB BOND/Special

DULUTH — Two Georgia Baptist churches whose mission trip stays were extended in Haiti due to rioting asked for prayer in the nation...

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IMB missionary Jeff Singerman walks with a group of Ayizo people after witnessing the first baptism among the bordering Ci people in Benin. They trekked through clay mud for the event after Ayizo Christians shared the gospel with the Ci people. IM/Special

By IMB Staff

In the country that birthed...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 00:13

Bible Study for July 22: Pray

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Nehemiah 1:11Harris Malcom, state missionaryMiddle Georgia Region

What are those things that God has placed deeply in your heart? Those things that cause you to lie awake at night and ponder? There comes a time when you have to do something about it because it is such a strong moving thing within...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:18

Don’t count us old folks out yet

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Since I am a senior citizen, I am always encouraged by those in my peer group who excel in life. The most recent example of elder excellence is JoAnne Carner. She is 79 years old, the oldest golfer in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at the Chicago Golf Club, and this week her golf...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 02:38

Daily Bible Readings: July 16-31

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Monday, July 16 1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32 Romans 3:9-31 Psalm 12:1-8 Proverbs 19:13-14

Tuesday, July 17 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11 Romans 4:1-12 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverbs 19:15-16

Wednesday, July 18 1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34 Romans 4:13-5:5 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 19:17

Thursday, July 19 1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30 R...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 02:22

Garden lessons for spiritual growth

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My dad was a master gardener. We always had good, fresh vegetables during the summer. We had a clear division of labor in our house, too. My dad grew the food, my mom cooked it, and I ate it. Soon enough I became old enough to join in the work preparing, planting, and tending the garden.

After...

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On July 7, 1968, I was ordained to the Gospel ministry by the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a moment in my life that I will always remember and cherish. So, during the past week I surpassed 50 years in the Gospel ministry. It truly doesn’t seem like 50 years. The time...

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LAWRENCEVILLE — The airways are filled with political announcements, some boosting one candidate and some booing another. Your mailbox has also likely been loaded with political flyers for months taunting one candidate or touting another.

Mike Maciag, writing for Governing, declares,...

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Brewton Parker students Austin Pounds in blue shirt, Jake Vinson in black shirt, and Lydia Clements in grey baseball cap engage in street evangelism on the Yucatan Peninsula. DBA/Special

AILEY —The partnership between Georgia Baptists and the Yucatan Peninsula that thrived nearly a dozen years...

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Malachi 3:7-12Harris Malcom, state missionaryMiddle Georgia Region

Tithing is the biblical standard for how the child of God manages the resources God has entrusted to them. It is an act of obedience to God. It is designed for the good of the believer and destined for the good of the...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 04:15

Beyond Church

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So many people today seem to have moved beyond the need of church in their lives. Church seems no longer to be relevant to them. This article is a guide to the believer in moving beyond church, not in participation, or support, but in mission, philosophy, and practice to reach the unchurched.

The...

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Craig Hartzog stands in front Federal Law Enforcement Training Center where he assists with a weekly Bible study for the students. CRAIG HARTZOG/Special

BRUNSWICK — Most pastors have some kind of ministry that extends outside the local church. Some are chaplains for high school sports teams....

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 03:14

Spending time with our greatest treasure

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Having just returned from attending SuperWow in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, my heart is full from the inspiration of an incredible experience with young people from all over Georgia and even from outside our state. It’s fun to watch the buses and vans pull into the parking lot – loaded...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:00

Fourth of July: My favorite holiday

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HAZARD, Ky. (BP) — Independence Day is my favorite holiday – an occasion to celebrate our country’s existence and have some mandatory fun!

There is nothing particularly religious about it, and that’s just fine. I like the family gatherings,...

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The Doves are, left to right: William, Zach, Jenn and Daniel. Their ministry in Norway is challenging, but they are making a significant impact for Christ. DOVE FAMILY/Special

DULUTH — Zack and Jenn Dove recently spoke in chapel at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center and their...

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MACON — Funerals bring sadness. Stories are shared of the deceased. Photos arranged show times from the past. Family say out loud to each other how they need to get together more often and not just at someone’s passing.

Bellevue Baptist Church doesn’t claim to have invented a...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 03:17

Bible lesson for July 8: What happens next

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Revelation 21:1-8Harris Malcom, state missionaryMiddle Georgia Region

A slave traveled with his master to Baghdad. One morning, while walking through the marketplace, the slave sees Death in human form. Death looks his way. The slave is convinced that Death intends to take him that day. 

The...

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Will Miller, a 2016 graduate of Shorter University with a degree in Computer Information Systems, continued his education at Auburn. There, he continued his studies into the development of facial recognition technology. SHORTER/Special

ROME — Research by Shorter University alumnus Will Miller...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 14:00

Daily Bible Readings: July 1-15

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Sunday, July 1 2 Kings 18:13-19:37 Acts 21:1-17 Psalm 149:1-9 Proverbs 18:8

Monday, July 2 2 Kings 20:1-22:2 Acts 21:18-36 Psalm 150:1-6 Proverbs 18:9-10

Tuesday, July 3 2 Kings 22:3-23:30 Acts 21:37-22:16 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 18:11-12

Wednesday, July 4 2 Kings 23:31-25:30 Acts 22:17-23:10 Psalm...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 02:18

Humility hope for the SBC

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DURHAM, N.C. — Recently the Holy Spirit has been drawing me back to Matthew 16:13-20 again and again. After Peter confesses Jesus to be the Messiah, Jesus responds, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I...

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In our age of hyperbole it’s tempting to call June 2018, especially the last few days, some of the most important for generations to come, judicially speaking. So, I won’t do that.

I will say, however, that we’ve just witnessed some very important stuff.

From the beginning of the...

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“Our pastor is a young man, but he has an old soul and we love that about him,” said one church member of Berry. GERALD HARRIS/Index

HIRAMTabernacle Baptist Church in Hiram, under the leadership of Pastor Derek Berry, is making a significant impact upon Paulding County. The...

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