November 28, 2018
|November 26, 2018 by BR Staff|
|Three agencies report to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina each year during the annual meeting. The Biblical Recorder, the N.C. Baptist Hospital and the N.C. Baptist Foundation ... READ MORE|
|November 27, 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press|
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and allies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. READ MORE
|November 27, 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press|
The last reported sighting of American missionary John Allen Chau was Nov. 17. Fishermen off the coast of India’s North Sentinel island spotted what they thought was his lifeless body ... READ MORE
Blume: What are you learning from Advent?
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K. Allan Blume
Two major events begin Sunday
You know Christmas Day is not far away when it’s time for the week of prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. It begins this Sunday, Dec. 2 and continues through the following Sunday. I’m excited to invite you to look on page nine of this week’s print edition of the Biblical Recorder. Follow the 8-day prayer guide our staff prepared for you and your church. I believe this resource will be a useful tool as you pray for our international missionaries by name and pray about your gift to support our IMB team. Pray that all Southern Baptists will give sacrificially to proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth.
This year Advent also begins on the first day of the week of prayer. What a great time to incorporate the international missions theme into your Advent devotions! If you’re not familiar with the rich celebration of Advent, read this week’s editorial, “What are you learning from Advent?” in print or online. Then check out the resources we provide on the Biblical Recorder’s website.
This week’s news includes a story about the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s very important step toward drawing attention to the decades-old Roe v. Wade controversy. This action is long overdue and will surely be opposed by the culture of death. Pray that godly leaders will take strategic, biblical steps that lead our Supreme Court to consider the harsh realities surrounding the abortion issue.
I hope you have a great start to your celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Savior!