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FIRST-PERSON: Crowning achievements

The Bible is full of crowns. The first time the word crown appears in the Bible, it was spoken by the patriarch Jacob referring to the crown on the head of his son, Joseph, who ruled in Egypt.

FIRST-PERSON: I don’t want to wait in vain for your love

An older friend of mine told me a story once about having cheated on his wife with a secretary at his workplace. He’d committed this sin more than 30 years ago.

Southern Baptist college, seminary professors reiterate church’s role in baptism

PITTSBURGH (BP) – Siani Null thought she could earn God’s favor. If she got the right grades, spent time with the right people and gave her best as a competitive swimmer, the young college student would be the right version of herself. Not only would other people be pleased with her, but God would be pleased, too.

Bible Study: Eternal sovereign authority

Christians serve a Lord whose sovereign authority has been established and will never end, giving us hope and assurance.

FIRST-PERSON: One day closer

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Recently I came across a story about a man who had a dream of standing in his house on an overcast afternoon. Suddenly he became aware of a change in the barometric pressure. Somehow the air felt different.

Bible Study: Power to resist temptation

Running from temptation is key to our survival when facing spiritual warfare. More important than running away from sin is the daily decision to walk closely with Jesus.

Bible Study: Dining with sinners

Jesus was willing to eat with those seen as righteous and with those seen as sinful. But His willingness to fellowship with everyone did not cause Him to compromise His principles.

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.