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The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's purpose is to live out the life of Christ and help others to do the same, Russell Moore said Wednesday (Sept. 11) at the entity's annual trustee meeting.

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Florist Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case again for liberty to refuse floral requests that violate her Christian convictions.

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A Texas church is helping pay off $4 million in medical debt as part of its Kindness 25:40 initiative based on Jesus' words: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

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"All of the prayers, all of the effort is worth it" when people respond to God's gift of grace, John Kyle writes. "The angels celebrate. Hearts are changed. Families restored. The pews begin to fill up with new people."

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Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center is now able to take sonogram technology to abortion-vulnerable women in southern Arkansas because of a donation from the Psalm 139 Project, an initiative of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

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Southern Baptist pastor Jarrid Wilson played games with his son Denham, attended his son Finch's baseball practice and tweeted encouragement to a struggling alcoholic within hours of reportedly committing suicide late Monday (Sept. 9).

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Americans, in praying for God's protection, need to "simultaneously pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America," which Ronnie Floyd describes as "our greatest hope for the future of America and for the church."

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Paul Chitwood, International Mission Board president, urged a chapel audience at Gateway Seminary Sept. 5 to remember that God's vision cannot be fulfilled until people from every nation, all tribes and all languages have heard the Gospel.

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A church planter in Houston has seen God implement what he calls a "ministry of suffering" in his local church after his 4-year-old son was born with a heart defect that has required three open heart surgeries.

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What began as midweek prayer meetings in the 18th century have become an accepted part of congregational life in the vast majority of Protestant churches in America, a study released Tuesday (Sept. 10) shows.

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"It was an unforgettable moment," Paul Kim recounts of his first time to wade into the baptistery as a young pastor. "Three college students I had ministered to in Los Angeles wanted me to baptize them at the inaugural worship service."

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Kris and Jill Hopkins so appreciated the gospel call at Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C., Sunday (Sept. 8), they hugged pastor Ronnie Parrott and cried after their baptisms moments later.

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The historic First Baptist Church in Jacksonville plans to downsize its sprawling 10-block campus to just one beautifully designed block to cut expenses and more effectively serve the city in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Kelvin Cochran exhorts believers who may have to choose "whether to live out their faith or keep their jobs": Trust Christ to "hear us and embolden us with courage and strength to stand."

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"Thrive" is the theme of this year's ETCH (Equipping the Church and Home) family ministry conference -- an annual resourcing and networking event hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources.

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