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In Focus by Milton Hollifield

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What we can learn from the shepherds at Christmastime

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
December 10 2019

In the synoptic gospels, Luke 2:8-20, Dr. Luke records the glorious announcement that Jesus Christ had been born in Bethlehem. There was nothing ordinary about this special message. It was delivered by angels to a group of common shepherds on a Judean countryside when it was so unexpected, their night vision was overcome by the brilliant light of God’s glory that flashed all around them and scared them to death... read more

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Thankful for N.C. Baptists’ generosity in missions giving

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
November 26 2019

Many things come to mind when I think of North Carolina Baptists, but one word that rises to the top is generosity. North Carolina Baptists are generous people, and I don’t take for granted the prayers, the personal involvement through volunteer missions and the financial contributions you make to support missions and ministry efforts in our state, nation and world... read more

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Reflect and ask ‘What are you thankful for?’

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
November 12 2019

As a part of my personal devotion times with the Lord, I love to read and meditate on passages from the Book of Psalms. Many of the scriptures in Psalms are expressions of praise and thanksgiving, and I often find myself praying these verses back to God as a way to express my own gratitude to Him for who He is and all He has done because of His great love for us... read more

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BCH provides children with ‘Hope & Future’

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
October 28 2019

The Book of James has often been described as “the gospel in shoe leather” because it provides numerous practical examples of how we are called to live out our faith in the world. At the outset of the book, James writes, “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27)... read more

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Emphasize baptisms, ACP in your congregation

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
October 15 2019

For many years, we have lamented the decline in baptisms that we have witnessed across the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). While it’s heartbreaking to see these declines, I don’t believe that the numbers alone paint a complete picture of how many people are placing their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior... read more