NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Tobey Pitman never intended to come to New Orleans. Now, 27 years later, he cannot imagine leaving.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--God has the right to interrupt the lives of believers any time He chooses, professor Reggie Ogea said during a missions commissioning service May 5 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Everything she owned was in a duffel bag. When she felt God’s call to Iraq, Karen Watson resigned her job, sold her car, her house and other worldly possessions, packing what was left into a duffel bag.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Most Christians will not be called upon to die for their faith, “but we are all called upon to live for our faith, to live for Jesus and, in becoming living sacrifices, to share His passion with the world,” said Jack Graham.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"Salvation is wholly the work of God, forever a matter of His grace," Paige Patterson said.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The best defense of the Gospel is not a good offense, Voddie Baucham says, but instead a good attitude.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Soteriology -- the doctrine of salvation -- "really does matter," said Phil Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "How a person gets to heaven, or how they think they get to heaven, will determine how they live and how they die."
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"There is no such thing as a 'just add water' model [of youth ministry]; it has to be contextualized," said Allen Jackson, director of the Youth Ministry Institute (YMI) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Four years ago, Lindsey Cawood wrote a letter. It was not complex; after all, she was only 6 years old. But she placed that letter in a shoebox she was creating for Operation Christmas Child while living in Cleveland, Tenn. That shoebox was sent to Amman, Jordan. It ended up in the hands of a 7-year-old girl named Haya. Haya wrote back.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Socks. It's Christmastime, and your mother gave you socks again. Socks are not considered to be the most spectacular or original gift to those of us living in the United States, but to children in developing and war-torn countries, those same socks may be the first gift they have ever received. Thanks to the vision and scope of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), socks will not be the only gift extended to them this Christmas.