Tent crusade returns preacher to baseball field of his youth

Jack W. Hester, associate pastor and staff evangelist at City View First Baptist Church in Greenville, will hold a tent crusade in the Conestee community near Mauldin beginning April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The location of the tent marks the spot where Hester played baseball for the textile mill league as a young man more […]

Mohler: Religious liberty threat growing

Speaking for the second time in less than 100 days at Brigham Young University, Southern Baptist leader R. Albert Mohler Jr. told students and faculty at the school, “We may go to jail sooner even than we thought,” recalling his concern about the threat to religious liberty raised in an earlier appearance at the Mormon-owned […]

Rick and Kay Warren grieve son’s suicide

The suicide of Matthew Warren continues to reverberate not only in Christian circles but the culture which his parents, Rick and Kay Warren, have sought to impact since the founding of Saddleback Church in 1980. Matthew Warren, 27, died on the morning of April 5 at his home in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Sportscaster Summerall remembered for Christian faith

Pat Summerall stood in the front row at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, on Easter Sunday, next to his wife, Cheri, as the congregation sang 'the Old Rugged Cross.? ?I looked over there at Pat, and big tears were streaming down his face,? Prestonwood pastor Jack Graham said. ?Of all the times I?ve watched him on television, of all the times I?ve heard his voice, my greatest memory is going to be remembering Pat with his eyes lifted up to heaven, tears soaking his face, singing 'the Old Rugged Cross.???

Sunday School Lessons: April 28, 2013, Bible Studies for Life

As the title of this lesson says, we will be looking at the blessings of living a life of obedience. The results of disobedience are found in this same chapter. ?Do not make idols ? .? While you may not find wooden or stone images in our country like those found within other cultures, you will find many things that people have made more important than God ? money, power, reputation, looks, even family. When we make anything more important than God ? anything ? we are being disobedient, and we will not receive His blessings.

Dignity for India’s Destitute and Dying

A child died during the night. The next morning, Auto T. Raja lays a clean white sheet on the floor of an empty room in the children's hostel and places the frail, lifeless body on it. He cleans dried spittle from her mouth, straightens her clothing and then cradles her body while winding the sheet about it. Not much is known of this little one. Small for her age ? maybe 3 ? one of India's throwaway people, she was found wandering the streets of Bangalore. No one knows who left her there or why. No one claimed her then; there will be no one to claim her body now.

Sunday School Lessons: April 28, 2013, Explore the Bible

Isaac Newton said that, if all the great books of human history could come to life and be gathered in a convention hall, when the Bible walked in the other books would all fall on their faces in reverence. We Baptists have a great reverence for the Bible because it ?is a perfect treasure of divine instruction? and is therefore a sure guide for us all. Paul is going to remind his young assistant of the great value of God's Word, but first he must address the situation that Timothy faces in Ephesus.

In Your Interest – by Valerie Rumbough

A few weeks ago, the IRS issued its ?Dirty Dozen? list of tax scams to avoid. In the last article, we talked about a few of them. You may have already filed your tax return by now, but these scams occur all year long, and tend to be repeated year after year.

Sunday School Lessons: May 5, 2013, Bible Studies for Life

The lessons this month all relate to extraordinary relationships. For Christians, the most important relationship, and the one that affects all others, is the one we have with Jesus Christ. That one relationship is fundamental and foundational to every other relationship we have. It is imperative, then, that we get this relationship right.