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Evangelism conference focuses on disciple-making

February 11, 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
State Evangelism Conf. The State Evangelism Conference will be held in the facilities of Providence Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 24. Organizer Brian Upshaw wants everyone to receive...
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Gaston Co. center offers dream weddings

February 11, 2014 by Rick Houston, Special to the BR
Wedding
The Dream Center of Gaston County held a free wedding day for nine couples. Dickie Spargo, senior pastor at Bethlehem Church, said that the goal was to point these couples toward Christ.
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N.C. Baptist leader, Dewey Hobbs, dies

February 7, 2014 by BR staff
Dewey Hobbs
Joseph Dewey Hobbs Jr., 88, of Winston-Salem, died Feb. 5. Hobbs served for 11 years as the director of North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s Department of Pastoral Care.
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Ekklesia: Conference on God's perspective of the church

February 11, 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor
Ekklesia
The 2014 20/20 Collegiate Conference theme, “Ekklesia,” examined God’s perspective of the church. Approximately 600 attendees were taught the nature and importance of Christ's church.


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K. Allan Blume
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A busy news week!

This week is filled with important news! While we have some great stories to bring to your attention, North Carolinians (and many in other Southern/Eastern states) are focusing our attention on a bad winter storm. You are either anticipating it or are in the middle of the storm.

I hope you have electricity! Pray for each other through this storm and pray for the public service workers who are trying their best to help all of us. Pray for those who serve as police, fire personnel, EMS teams and other emergency workers. Pray for those who are working outdoors to repair the power lines. Pray for disaster relief workers who volunteer to help a lot of people in crisis times.

If you are homebound in the storm and you have electricity please let the Biblical Recorder’s website bring you up to date on some very important news items. This week’s Biblical Recorder may arrive at your home a few days late due to the winter weather, so be sure you see our lead story. The annual Evangelism Conference is going to be a home run this year! Please read this story, circle the date, reserve the day and be at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh on Monday, Feb. 24!

Following last week's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., much has been written about the president’s speech. Religious liberty is a core value of Baptists. My perspective is in this week’s editorial. Read it here. Watch for more stories on the subject of religious liberty. This is not a small matter.

Be safe this week!

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