Fall 2014
The Sower and the Soils
CP: Unintended Consequences
Pastors’ Task Force Releases Report on Declining Baptisms
Southern Baptists Respond to Pastors’ Baptism Task Force Report
“3 Circles” Gospel-Sharing Tool Gains Momentum
Call to Columbus
SBC 2015 Hotel Reservation Form
1% CP Challenge
SBC Presidents
Hunger Happens Everywhere
A Summer of Change for Golden Gate Baptist Seminary
Prayer, CP Build Teamwork at Emmanuel Carlinville
Bivocational/Small Church News
African American Leaders Target Lostness in Nation’s Urban Centers
SBC Entities, Mental Health Advisory Group Elevate Mental Health Ministry
Ministry Grid Offers Leader Training Anytime, Anywhere
SBC 2015 Calendar of Activities
For the Pastor's Wife: Give Me Real Chocolate—And Real Humility

 

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SBC LIFE (ISSN 1081-8189), Volume 23, Number 1, © 2014 Southern Baptist Convention, Executive Committee


The Sower and the Soils


The Sower and the Soils

The parable of the sower and the soils is clear: when we are faithful to sow the seed of the Word of God, the Lord is faithful to give a harvest. In some settings, the yield may be one hundredfold; in others it may only be sixty or perhaps thirty. But the text is clear—there will always be a crop when seed is sown. The seed of His Word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11)!

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CP: Unintended Consequences

Anyone who has experienced life at any level knows that actions have consequences. The longer we live, the more we realize that our actions or decisions often have unintended consequences.

Sometimes these consequences are absolutely un-foretell-able or un-seeable at the moment of decision; but more often, they are foreseeable. Scripture instructs the wise person to “count the cost.” This exhortation aptly applies to conversations concerning the continuing value of the Cooperative Program.

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Pastors’ Task Force Releases Report on Declining Baptisms

An urgent, immediate call for spiritual renewal and personal commitment to evangelism and discipleship are the common threads among five recommendations made by the Pastors’ Task Force on Evangelistic Impact and Declining Baptisms.

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Southern Baptists Respond to Pastors’ Baptism Task Force Report

In response to the Pastors’ Task Force on Evangelistic Impact and Declining Baptisms report, four Southern Baptists offer some practical ways to increase baptisms.

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