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FIRST-PERSON: Honoring the man behind the legend

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Years before I became a pastor or seminary professor, I had another job. As a 16-year-old boy, growing up in Atlanta, I had a dream job – I was a batboy for the Atlanta Braves.

FIRST-PERSON: Prepare yourself and your church for the missionary task

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – We might not know what to expect for 2021, but we do know that God is still moving and Southern Baptists need to be prepared to answer the call to reach the nations.

FIRST-PERSON: Who will be Mrs. Dann in 2021?

CLEVELAND, Ga. (BP) – One of my top ten life-changing books is Andrew Murray’s classic "With Christ in the School of Prayer." First published in 1885, it has been continuously in print for the past 136 years. Murray was a Dutch Reformed pastor in South Africa whose preaching and writing was a catalyst for revival in his own country in the 1860s and the great revival that began in Wales in 1904 and reverberated throughout England and the United States.

FIRST-PERSON: Looking in the rearview mirror

CORDOVA, Tenn. (BP) – A few years ago, a church member’s mother from North Carolina visited our church in Tennessee. When I introduced myself, she asked, “Pastor, do you remember a woman named Lois Pendley?” I replied, “Yes, I do. She was a member of my first pastorate.”

FIRST-PERSON: How to pray for President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Congress

NASHVILLE (BP) – As Christians, we have a responsibility to pray for the leaders of our nation. Regardless of the president's political party or positions on various issues, I have been faithful to pray for each president and vice president for decades. Our first and highest allegiance is always to the lordship of Jesus Christ and then to the words He gives us in the Bible, the Word of the living God, regarding how to live.

FIRST-PERSON: Heard from the kids lately?

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) – The first time I recall feeling old I was only 34.

FIRST-PERSON: Out of many, one

NASHVILLE (BP) – When the thirteen colonies joined together, we became known as the United States of America. A new nation was born.

FIRST-PERSON: Seeing beyond this life

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – King Solomon ruled the nation of Israel in peace for 39 years during the mid-tenth century B.C. At that time, the borders of Israel extended from the Euphrates River to the edge of Egypt.

FIRST-PERSON: Life in the NICU

NASHVILLE (BP) – I have believed in the sanctity of human life for as long as I’ve been a follower of Christ. I don’t think I’ve ever felt those truths more intensely than when our daughter was in the NICU last year.

FIRST-PERSON: An abortion averted

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (BP) – Marilyn was 19 when she came to the Carolina Pregnancy Center. She was such a beautiful girl, so well spoken. She seemed confident. She was just beginning her second semester of college and was looking forward to a fun summer, working as a lifeguard at a camp. We had an instant connection.