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April 1, 2015

GenSend mobilizers recruit students for summer missions

March 30, 2015 by Kristen Camp, NAMB
Several dozen GenSend student mobilizers gathered at the North American Mission Board for training. The student leaders are to mobilize more than 350 students from college campuses to serve this summer.

ERLC Summit speakers lament, repent of racist SBC past

March 27, 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
On March 26, Moore sought in the opening sermon of the 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit to fan into flame the so-called fires that will destroy racial strife among Southern Baptists.

Indiana bill affirms 'inclusion' of religious beliefs

March 31, 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
Indiana’s Republican lawmakers pledged March 30 to introduce language to the state’s new religious freedom bill to clarify it does not allow discrimination against homosexuals, but seeks inclusion of religious diversity.

Americans see value in church attendance

March 31, 2015 by Lisa Green, LifeWay Research
The overwhelming majority of Americans say they find value in attending church, a new LifeWay Research study shows. Two-thirds of Americans think attendance is admirable … 

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Summit was significant!

Last week’s ERLC Summit was a very significant event for Southern Baptists. The Biblical Recorder posted several stories about the event because we strongly believe "People need to know!" Baptists especially need to hear, ponder, pray and take action to remove racial attitudes that are inconsistent with scripture. Take time to read these important stories this week as you celebrate the living, resurrected Christ.

People also need to know about many other major items in the news. That’s why we do what we do. We want to keep you informed on issues that matter so you will be prepared to face the battles of life from the perspective of a biblical worldview.

Last Sunday morning I was honored to preach two Sunday morning services at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church in Angier. Pastor Timmy Blair was overseas and was gracious to invite me to share God’s Word with his congregation. As you know, Blair is the president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. If you don’t know him well, take time to read this story I wrote about him soon after he was elected at last November’s convention.

Many call it Easter. I call it Resurrection Sunday. But Christians don’t celebrate this just once each year. We celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ every Sunday – in fact, every day! Every day we are physically alive, believers are reminded that we are spiritually alive because our savior defeated death. Yet it is still a very important to annually reserve this special time to focus on the power of the resurrection to defeat sin in us and in this evil world. Victory is ours! Celebrate!

Remember to give generously – super-generously! Super-size your gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions and you will be super-blessed to see many unreached people coming to Christ because of your faithful giving. I hope your church will exceed the goal.

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