Bethel Baptist Church, Greenfield, Tenn.
David Worley, Pastor
Yesterday, I had the awesome privilege of leading a young man to faith in Jesus Christ. Sherrie and I went to the hospital in Jackson, Tenn., to visit someone, and the Lord had a divine appointment set up. This young man has been addicted to drugs, and he wants to get away from them. It was a great thing to watch him call upon the Lord Jesus to save him.
New Hope Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ga.
Student Ministry – Alive Week
Student Camp Alive Week at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., ended with a powerful service led by Dr. Emir Caner. After Dr. Caner shared from Acts 2:38 that the most important word in the Bible was “repent,” he invited students to make a decision for Christ. Four students made a decision to follow Christ in believer’s baptism and 17 students answered the call to full-time service either in missions or vocational ministry. Praise be to God!
SBC Today thanks Peter Lumpkins for pointing us to an important essay regarding the “Young, Restless and Reformed” movement. The excerpt below should encourage you to read the entire article.
“It is the TULIP cult mindset that seems to be tearing apart the SBC. For whatever else you can say about the Baptist tradition, it is most certainly a version of Christianity which finds the gospel of the Cross and the offer of free forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus as its operating center. When you have men in the SBC who are more zealous evangelists for conversions to Calvinism than conversions to Christ, more earnest in their apologetics for TULIP than for the existence of God and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, more excited about the doctrines of grace than the gospel itself—coexistence is going to be difficult.”
by Walker Moore
Diana Ross wasn’t far from the truth when she sang , “What the world needs now is love sweet love, It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…”
Each year, our students spend 35 days studying a doctrine of the Bible. Last year, we studied work. We learned that our work is an act of worship and we must work, for the night is coming when no man can work (John 9). The year before, our theme was “worth it,” which taught the students about their value to the God who sent His Son to die for them.