FIRST-PERSON: Artificial sugar packets & living under grace or law
JACKSON, Miss. (BP)--Are you a thief? You say you wouldn't steal a nickel?
FIRST-PERSON: Momentary blessings flow from rights to Uncle Jabez’ prayer
JACKSON, Miss. (BP)--I got a call not long ago from a genealogical society that has done thorough research on Old Testament characters.
Officer elections the only contests amid Miss. convention’s unity
JACKSON, Miss. (BP)–Mississippi Baptists, during their 164th annual convention at First Baptist Church, Jackson, Oct. 26-27, elected Kermit McGregor, pastor of First Baptist Church, Mendenhall, in a runoff as their president, unanimously adopted a $28 million Cooperative Program budget for year 2000 and passed resolutions recognizing a longtime state leader and a student summer missionary […]
Harmony, prayer emphases noted at Miss. convention
JACKSON, Miss. (BP)–The four sessions of the Mississippi Baptist Convention’s 163rd annual meeting Oct. 27-28 in Jackson were marked by harmony and emphases on prayer. Convention actions included re-election of the entire slate of 1998 officers, all by acclamation; adoption of a 1999 Cooperative Program budget of $26.6 million without a dissenting vote; unanimous adoption […]
Miss. Baptist meal preparations key part of post-Georges relief
BILOXI, Miss. (BP)–Even before Hurricane Georges made its unerring way from the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Mississippi, Baptists in the state were making ready for the disaster. A number of churches and associations opened their doors to refugees evacuated from Gulf Coast areas. As the eye of Georges made landfall near the border […]
Miss. exec Bill Causey sets September retirement
JACKSON, Miss. (BP)–William W. “Bill” Causey, executive director-treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board since 1989, announced April 20 to the board’s executive committee he will retire at the end of September. Causey’s letter to Robert Upchurch of Tupelo, chairman of the executive committee, began, “All I presently know about God’s will for my life, […]
Miss. Baptists adopt budget of $25 million without dissent
JACKSON, Miss. (BP)–The Mississippi Baptist Convention adopted without a dissenting vote among 1,476 messengers a 1998 Cooperative Program budget of $25,546,608 during their Oct. 28-29 annual meeting in Jackson. The group also passed resolutions which called for personal opposition to abortion, commitment to prayer for persecuted Christians around the world, and encouraged worship of God […]