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Baptists confront refugee crisis at Greek border

March 7, 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
A team of North Carolina Baptists recently volunteered at the border crossing to Macedonia, where they aided desperate migrants and shared a message of hope.
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Florist who refused gay wedding gets appeal

March 8, 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
The highest court in Washington state has agreed to hear the appeal of florist Barronelle Stutzman found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of a gay couple. 
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Anne Graham Lotz shares difference prayer makes

March 8, 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS
Lotz encouraged listeners at Southeastern Seminary to be like Daniel who was compelled to pray, centered in prayer and persistent in his petitions. More than 900 guests attended the Feb. 25 event.
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'Reveal' encourages life-on-life discipleship

March 7, 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications
“Disciple-making is not a ministry of the local church,” said Dhati Lewis, who serves as lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Ga. “It is the ministry of the local church.”   
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Important season!

This is the most important time of the year for us. No, I’m not referring to March Madness and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The spring season pinpoints our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, usually called Easter. Of course, believers celebrate the resurrection every Sunday. The early disciples moved their weekly worship from Saturday, the traditional Sabbath, to Sunday because Jesus arose from the grave on Sunday morning. Many call it "the Lord’s day" to emphasize the living Jesus. We have more reason to rejoice than any religion in the world! He is risen!

Easter Sunday is more than three weeks away, but Southern Baptists use this month to underscore the powerful work of our North American missionaries through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) for North American Missions. This week, March 6-13, is the week of prayer for these faithful servants. Give generously to AAEO and pray for our North American missionaries. Pray for all of the staff at the North American Mission Board.

You probably saw the news we posted on BRnow.org last week about J.D. Greear. The pastor of The Summit Church in Durham will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis on June 14. Read the full story here and watch for more stories about this important annual meeting of Southern Baptists.

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