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FIRST-PERSON: Missionary heroes
Count missionaries as "a special kind of hero," Doug Munton writes, citing how they "die to self" amid the joys of a calling often tempered by loneliness, isolation and illness. Read More
Discipleship: When one man walks alongside anotherBUTLER, Ala. (BP) -- It was late one Saturday night when Terry Long plunged into his darkest hour. He stood alone in a small church in south Alabama, plunging his paintbrush over and over into a can of paint, hoping to change the color of his surroundings.
In the metaphorical sense, it wasn't working.
Things still looked bad. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Play the ball where the monkey throws it
When things don't go as planned, Jim Futral writes, God may be redirecting your life toward an unexpected blessing. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Less me. More Him.
Rhonda Rhea reflects on her yearning "to see God do more … in me and through me," knowing that it likely will stretch beyond her comfort zone into serving at the "thorny places" of life. Read More
Women's discipleship underscored at NOBTS eventNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- At home or on the job, women committed to discipleship and transformed by Christ can change the world, speakers said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's "Discipling women into the future" conference.
Rhonda Kelley, wife of NOBTS President Chuck Kelley, said the March 15-16 sessions aimed to equip women to minister through the church to other women, which the seminary's women's academic programs likewise do. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Ministry moments
For Chuck Lawless, "seeing the look of absolute joy on a new believer who has just been baptized" and "telling Bible stories to children who hang on every word" are among the many joys of ministry. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: When God takes you on a detour
Unexpected detours in life such as a cancer diagnosis can become a "new route of obedience" to God, Van Kicklighter writes. "Even a cursory reading of the Bible," he notes, "reveals that many of God's choicest servants, men and women, experienced some incredible detours." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The battle for your heart
Guard your heart, David Jeremiah counsels, because it is "the seat of your emotional and spiritual passion in life." When the passion of a person's heart is directed toward God, he notes, "the outcome can be life-giving and life-saving." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: If it is good for kids ...
Apart from children in the church, Joshua Crutchfield laments, so few Christians memorize Scripture. One possible reason, he writes, is, "We don't esteem the Bible like we say we do." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Hazardous exposure
David Jeremiah warns of spiritual toxins that can seep unseen into the soul. "The Lord Jesus is the greatest hazmat specialist in the world," Jeremiah writes. "He can cleanse you from hazardous friends and exposures … with His blood and with the water of His Word." Read More