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Bush 41 remembered as 'at home' with Southern Baptists

December 4, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered by Southern Baptists who knew him as a “warm,” “cordial” man who “felt right at home with people who ... READ MORE 

Greear gives Lottie Moon challenge

December 3, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press
SBC President J.D. Greear thinks Southern Baptists can exceed their $160 million goal for this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. So he’s offering a lighthearted incentive ... 
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Garnetta Smith appointed women's support coordinator

December 4, 2018 by SBTS Communications
In light of challenges facing campuses about the place of women, R. Albert Mohler Jr. has appointed Garnetta Smith to the new position of women’s support coordinator ... 
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S.C. church honors memory of enslaved members

December 3, 2018 by Baptist Courier Staff
A South Carolina congregation has taken a step to officially honor the memory of past members of the church who were enslaved prior to 1865. On Nov. 11, First Baptist Church of Charleston dedicated ... READ MORE






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Honor to whom honor... 

Believers can do many things, but must do one thing well: follow scripture. That is an arena where we must excel. Romans 13:7 gives a series of short, but important commands. The text says, “Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.” The death of an honorable president of the United States presents one of those moments to practice this scripture.
 
President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to honor former president George H. W. Bush. The observance includes the closure of the federal government, financial markets and many banks. As you remember this man who held this high office, pray for his family, pray for the nation he led and pray for those who lead us now. Read this story about President Bush's connection with Southern Baptists.
 
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