Articles from January 2019

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How to Avoid Leading Through Loneliness

by Guest Author on January 29, 2019 in Great Commission

Pastors are always surrounded by people; whether they are preaching a sermon to a full church on Sunday, attending crowded prayer meetings or ministering to the hurting. Yet crowds of people don’t necessarily bring connection. And isolation can be a serious reality for the person behind the pulpit.

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MAP Stories: Sarah Lane

by Sarah Lane on January 23, 2019 in MAP Stories

I have been in the Amazon for nine months, and every day I have seen with greater clarity the purposes of God in that place.

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FBC Waxahachie supports launch of new BSM at Navarro College at Waxahachie

by Guest Author on January 22, 2019 in News

"We aren't just the first campus ministry there, we are the first student organization to be on that campus, as well."

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Being open to conversations and using spiritual gifts in New York

by Guest Author on January 22, 2019 in Great Commandment

My main spiritual gifts/talents are encouragement, working with kids, leadership, and singing. I was hoping maybe one of them would be useful while I was in New York. Little did I know, God had much more in store for me!

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Coming home after a life-changing experience serving in Greece

by Guest Author on January 16, 2019 in Great Commandment

There are many stories that could capture the essence of the work my team and I did during our journey to the camp. A big part of me didn't want to write about my journey to the Greek island or about while I was in the camp; thinking about it makes my heart ache and tears well up in my eyes.

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Texas Baptists form missions partnerships with Northwest and Michigan Baptists

by Kalie Lowrie on January 15, 2019 in News

Texas Baptists expanded missions partnerships with two state conventions, committing to assist with church planting and revitalization efforts with the Northwest Baptist Convention, serving Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho, and the Baptist State Convention of Michigan.

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Sharing Christ’s love in New York City

by Guest Author on January 14, 2019 in Great Commandment

Upon applying to Go Now Missions, I was very compelled to be able to connect with the Asian culture. I initially applied to go to the East Asia trip and upon hearing that I was not appointed there, I was confused. I felt that it was the spot the Lord wanted me to be. However, he opened a new horizon to a completely different place and it was right here in the states. It was in New York.

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Discovering genuine love in Jamaica

by Guest Author on January 10, 2019 in Great Commandment

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Former BGCT president and CLC director Jimmy Allen dies at age 91

by Kalie Lowrie on January 9, 2019 in Press Releases

Jimmy Allen, a former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and former director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission (CLC), died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at his home in Georgia. He was 91.

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LA CIUDADANÍA CELESTIAL SE EXTIENDE A NUESTRO INVOLUCRAMIENTO POLÍTICO TERRENAL

by Kathryn Freeman on January 9, 2019 in CLC Español

En su discurso de apertura en nuestro Día del Activismo del 2017, el Dr. Vincent Bacote, eticista cristiano y profesor del Wheaton College, dijo: “nuestras vidas como discípulos deben importar a cada hora de la semana”. El Dr. Bacote señaló que el discipulado cristiano debe incluir cada aspecto de nuestras vidas, tal como nuestro involucramiento político, pero muchos de nosotros tenemos dificultad en someter nuestra política a la autoridad completa de Jesucristo y de las Escrituras.

A menudo ponemos en compartimentos nuestras vidas como cristianos. Le damos al Señor dominio sobre nuestras vidas dos horas el domingo, pero nuestro dinero, voto, y familias nos pertenecen. Aún cuando declaramos que Jesucristo es Señor, actuamos como si las fronteras de su reino solo se extendieran hasta donde nos es cómodo, pero los ciudadanos no determinan las fronteras de una nación sino las autoridades electas. Los cristianos somos ciudadanos del reino celestial, y si declaramos que Jesucristo es Señor, Él determina las fronteras (Colosenses 1).

El misiólogo escocés Lesslie Newbigin lo dice de esta manera: “La confesión ‘Jesús es Señor’ implica el compromiso de hacerla valer en relación a la vida entera del mundo: su filosofía, cultura, y política en un lugar no inferior al de la vida personal de sus habitantes”.

Aunque a fin de cuentas nuestra ciudadanía está en el cielo, nuestra ciudadanía celestial debería informar a la terrenal. Esta no es un llamado a la teocracia; es un llamado a que los principios cristianos informen cómo pensamos sobre asuntos públicos y sobre el involucramiento político. Los Estados Unidos no son una nación cristiana. Nuestros padres fundadores intencionalmente incluyeron lenguaje en la Constitución que prohíbe un estándar religioso para los oficiales federales electos.

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