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Bible Study: God values human life

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. This week’s Bible study is adapted from the Explore the Bible curriculum. Bible […]

Bible Study: Jesus, our long-awaited King

After a string of weak kings, Micah prophesied in the 8th Century B.C. of a wholly different and unique King and Ruler who would bring long-desired hope and peace.

Doubts, deconstruction offer Southern Baptists opportunities to respond by listening, loving

HOUSTON (BP) – It’s not easy for a young preacher to stand before his congregation week after week while questioning fundamental truths of the Christian faith. Twenty years ago, that’s the position Steve Bezner found himself in.

Bible Study: Sing praise to to God in family worship

NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

FIRST-PERSON: An encouragement for caregivers this Christmas

In April of 2021, we found out that my 37-year-old-husband had a tumor in his small intestine that indicated the presence of a very rare cancer. The diagnosis and surgery to remove it took place this year. But he was sick for most of 2020, undergoing tests, scans, and blood work that mostly provided no answers.

FIRST-PERSON: What Christmas can teach us about our troubles

NASHVILLE (BP) – We live in an anxious, troubled age. Many are troubled about a number of things – politics, economics, race, family, education, health and the list only grows from there.

Bible Study: Growing in relationship with God

God deserves our complete loyalty expressed in a growing relationship with Him through faith in Jesus. Anything less is idolatry.

FIRST-PERSON: The unexpected journey

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony of a well-known seminary, where he gave the budding pastors something to think about with this story:

FIRST-PERSON: Christmas opportunities

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) – It is nice once again to be approaching Christmas. The weather is cooler, college students are taking final exams and other schools are winding down. There is something especially exciting about Christmastime!

FIRST-PERSON: Forgetting Christmas – from obstacle to opportunity

With hymns blaring in our favorite coffee shops and retail stores and major television networks replaying “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” you would think most everyone who walks into our churches during Advent season would understand the basic contours of the Christmas story. And yet you’d be surprised to know there is a sizable percentage in […]