Steve Gaines

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EASTER: ‘No fear in death!’

If you're afraid of death, Steve Gaines writes, "Jesus unlocked the door of eternity, went into the grave and turned the lights on" through His resurrection on Easter morning for those who trust in Him.

An appeal to rightly apply 2 Chronicles 7:14

Is it a misapplication of Scripture for pastors to use 2 Chronicles 7:14 to call American Christians to repent? No, writes Steve Gaines.

GAINES: ‘A prayer for America’

SBC president Steve Gaines offers prayer for America on National Day of Prayer. "We know that God answers the faith-filled, frequent, fervent prayers of His people," Gaines writes. "As Southern Baptists, we believe that we should pray and ask God to bless our nation and its leaders."

A Letter from the SBC President

It is with a grateful heart that I address you as president of our Southern Baptist Convention. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and our Lord this past year.

EASTER: Three commands from an empty tomb

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines recounts the angel's instructions to the women who arrived to find an empty tomb after Jesus was crucified: Do not be afraid. Come and see. Go quickly and tell.

Inauguration day: The Christian response

"The fact is Mr. Trump won the election. In doing so, he earned the right to serve for the next four years as President of the United States," writes Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. "Consequently, it is incumbent upon every Bible-believing Christian to pray that the Lord will bless and guide him and his family in the coming days and years."

After election: The Christian response

Southern Baptist Convention leaders Steve Gaines and Frank S. Page issued separate articles on how Christians should respond to the Nov. 8 presidential election. "The world is watching us," Gaines writes. "May they see Jesus in us."

Nov. 8: Christians should vote

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- One of my favorite movies is an old classic starring Gary Cooper called "Sergeant York." The story is about a Tennessee mountain man named Alvin York, a poor farmer who kept running into bad luck. But along the way he became a Christian. When World War I broke out, he designated himself as a conscientious objector because he believed the Bible taught people not to kill. While he was in basic training, he excelled as a marksman. He came to a crisis ...

FIRST-PERSON: ‘Lord, teach us to pray’

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, recapping key facets of Jesus' prayer life, notes, "There is only one thing recorded in the Gospels that Jesus' disciples specifically wanted Him to teach them. They said, 'Lord, teach us to pray.'"

Heaven—The Place of Eternal Reward

Heaven—the eternal home of every believer in Jesus Christ.