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April 25, 2018

Waffle House shooting suspect arrested following 'scary' Sunday

April 24, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
With the lone suspect in a Nashville mass shooting still on the loose Sunday morning, area churches tightened security and heightened their focus on prayer. 

SBC Dallas: Gaines urges 'genuine unity of spirit'

April 23, 2018 by Baptist Press staff
Going into this year’s annual meeting as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Steve Gaines acknowledged Southern Baptists face some critical decisions. 

Pastors' Conference to spotlight faithfulness in ministry

April 23, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
Following the election of H.B. Charles as the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, diversity has been among the anticipated emphases ... READ MORE

Hispanic unity gaining momentum as SBC Dallas nears

April 24, 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press
“A good number of Southern Baptist Hispanic leaders are beginning to look at the future with more intentionality and see the need for more unity and collaboration among us,” said Luis Lopez. READ MORE

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Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

Three Forks Church leads the way 

One of the great joys I have as editor of the Biblical Recorder is to preach in our churches, associations and conferences across the state. Last Wednesday, April 18, it was my privilege to preach for a revival service at Three Forks Baptist Church in Taylorsville. It was part of a series of services with a different preacher for each service. The beautiful church facilities are surrounded by rolling hills, green pastures and lush trees.

Pastor Carson Moseley has led this church family to be on the front line of mission giving. According to the 2017 Cooperative Program giving report published in the April 7 edition of the Recorder, Three Forks was the top giving church in the Alexander association in Cooperative Program, Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong gifts. I commend these brothers and sisters for their leadership and generosity!

There are many forces at work against the local church that challenge our effectiveness and even our very existence. The world and its secular systems have always opposed the church. We’re not surprised by that – the Bible tells us to expect it. But the challenges of the church seem to be growing in intensity.

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