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September 28, 2016

'Pockets of lostness' become conf. training ground

September 27, 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS
Evangelism and disciple-making training was put into immediate practice during a three-day GO Engage conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The conference’s ... READ MORE 

McCrory insists he still supports HB2

September 26, 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service
Citing overlapping lawsuits and “substantial costs to the state,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory withdrew a lawsuit against the federal government over HB2, the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” READ MORE

Gateway move increased assets, trimmed staff

September 26, 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press
Thanks to the move of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention’s main campus to Southern California, the seminary has more financial assets and an employee structure ... READ MORE

Stop raunchy Kraft Heinz ads, group urges

September 27, 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
Two television commercials using graphic and raunchy sexual innuendo to sell frozen food dinners are inappropriate for family viewing and should be discontinued, One Million Moms is urging the Kraft Heinz Company.

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Preaching across the state 

Saturday morning it was my privilege to speak to the messengers of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association who gathered at Benham Baptist Church in Elkin. As you would expect, these brothers and sisters in the northern mountain region of the state were very gracious, and they are very interested in the Biblical Recorder. I appreciate the ministry of Julius Blevins, the director of missions. We welcome many of these new friends to their first edition of the BRweekly.

Saturday night I spoke to some pastors in Johnston County who attended a pastor appreciation pig-pickin’ at First Baptist Church in Clayton. This was sponsored by the local Gideon camp. The ministry of Gideons International is powerful because their only tool is the Bible, God’s Word. I’m grateful for the worldwide work of these men and their wives. Billions have a copy of the Bible for the first time because the Gideons are faithful. Millions now follow Christ. I hope your church supports this great ministry of worldwide Bible distribution.

Sunday morning I preached God’s Word to our brothers and sisters at Immanuel Baptist Church in Clinton. The church celebrated 60 years of ministry. Pastor Tim Ameen and his staff are leading this church to impact lostness in Clinton and around the world. Tim and I met for the first time Sunday. As we talked we discovered that our wives were not only from the same city in Virginia, but from in the same church! How cool is that!

I am writing this article from Caraway Conference Center where the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors met for their last meeting of 2016. Watch for a report of this meeting in the Biblical Recorder and on BRnow.org.

Finally, please remember that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Find special ways to honor your pastor and other ministers in your church.


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