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October 24, 2012
Prayer leaders pledge cooperation
October 17, 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
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Although Wilmington's movie tours, historic landmarks and close proximity to beaches make it a popular vacation destination, it's also home to a population that is about 65 percent unreached.
Pastors' conference to 'Preach the Word'
October 22, 2012 by BR staff
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While following biblical principles may not always be viewed as politically correct in today's society, this year's theme for the Pastors' Conference will be "Preach the Word."
Believers learn keys to victory over sexual sin
October 22, 2012 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications
Sample Image Recent statistics point to an unprecedented rise of pornography addiction in the U.S., especially among pastors. A recent conference in Raleigh tackled the tough topic of sexual addiction.
BCH president says baptism a 'great honor'
October 23, 2012 by J. Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications
Kelsey, a 16-year-old resident of Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, is the first resident to be baptized by BCH president and CEO Michael Blackwell.



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Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor
NC annual session is important

I can’t imagine a Baptist church choosing to NOT cooperate with other Baptist churches. There is something terribly self-absorbing about such a decision. Its unbelievable message is, "We don’t need anyone else to reach the world with the gospel." Does anyone really believe that?

Neither can I imagine a church who chooses to cooperate financially through Cooperative Program (CP) giving, but decides to have no role in the distribution or celebration of those dollars.

The annual meeting of North Carolina Baptists is only a few weeks away. The gathering allows us to celebrate the great things God is doing through our partnership in the gospel. It also gives every Baptist church the opportunity to vote on how our cooperative gifts are invested in Kingdom work.

I would have a serious problem paying taxes, yet never voting in an election. In the same way, I would have a problem sending CP gifts without attending the annual session to vote how these gifts will be used for God’s glory. It is a privilege and responsibility.

It is an incredible privilege to work together for the gospel. It brings immeasurable joy to celebrate the reports of God’s activity through our cooperative labors. I hope you will make every effort to see that your church is represented this year in Greensboro. Be one of those messengers Nov. 12-13 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

My editorial in this week’s Biblical Recorder shares four reasons why the annual meeting is important. I hope you will read it and attend. I'll see you in Greensboro.

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