November 23, 2016
|November 21, 2016 by BR and BSC staff|
|North Carolina Baptists gave more than $32 million dollars to Southern Baptist missions and ministries in the last fiscal year, leading the 42 state conventions in cooperative giving.|
|November 22, 2016 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications|
Long term rebuilding and recovery efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew will take two to three years or more, but Baptists on Mission will be there for the long haul.
|November 21, 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS|
For the 23rd year in a row, Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh helped Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students bring Christmas presents home to their families. READ MORE
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K. Allan Blume
Celebrate Thanksgiving and Advent
Last week’s annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) was an outstanding gathering of church leaders from across the 53,819 square miles that make up our great state. We did what we enjoy most – fellowshipping, networking, worshiping, growing, planning, learning, eating and just enjoying our places in the body of Christ. Your Biblical Recorder staff, in partnership with the BSC Communications Team, has been rolling out many articles about the meeting and related events. More are coming in next week’s print edition of the Biblical Recorder and on BRnow.org.
Thanksgiving is foremost on our minds at the moment. I hope you enjoy this holiday weekend with family and friends. But, please don’t overlook the Thanksgiving offering for the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. Every gift is a significant investment in the lives of children for eternity. The need is always great, but the recent damage from hurricane Matthew makes the need even greater.
The celebration of Advent begins this Sunday, November 27. Being intentional about your spiritual growth during the season of Advent will enhance the richness of your Christmas celebration. If you’ve never observed Advent, I encourage you to try it. We’ve provided an explanation of Advent along with some specific steps you can take through this season at BRnow.org/Advent. Worship the newborn King!
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Have a blessed Thanksgiving celebration! "Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name," Psalm 100:4.