Articles from October 2018

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TBMF Council approves ministry grants totaling $502,550

by Analiz G. Schremmer on October 31, 2018 in News

Texas Baptist Missions Foundation Council broke a record this year, giving more funds to help churches and support Texas Baptists missions and ministries for 2019 than ever before.

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Hunger Offering partners with Peru ministry for #GivingTuesday 2018

by Guest Author on October 30, 2018 in Hunger Offering

By Abby Hopkins

On the desert side of the Andes Mountains sits a city with more than 100,000 residents who have migrated in search of better jobs and living conditions or an escape from domestic terrorism. Still, Collique, Peru, offers harsh living conditions, including low annual rainfall and mountainous terrain.

Operación San Andrés, a Hunger Offering-supported ministry, serves this community by caring for its children. It provides nutritious meals and educational enrichment consistently to children enrolled in its programs.

On Nov. 27, the Hunger Offering is partnering with Operación San Andrés and the Texas Baptist Mission Foundation for #GivingTuesday 2018. On that day, every donation given to the Hunger Offering will go directly toward OSA.

The goal is to raise $10,000, and we want you involved! One percent of donations will be used to feed children that might otherwise experience malnourishment.

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¿DÓNDE QUEDARON LOS PROFETAS VALIENTES?

by Ferrell Foster on October 29, 2018 in CLC Español

Los pastores en mi denominación (bautista del sur de etnia anglosajona) tienden a ser más sacerdotes que profetas; se dedican más a cumplir tareas administrativas que a confrontar a las personas sobre sus pecados.

Cuando fui pastor tendíamos a predicar sobre pecados en los cuales existían un acuerdo tácito entre los miembros de nuestras congragaciones, pero ignorábamos los pecados principales de nuestros miembros, como la codicia, el orgullo, la lujuria y la glotonería, así como no ver por el hambriento, el herido, el encarcelado, los extranjeros y algunos más a los que Jesús se refería como los más “pequeños de estos”. No todos lo hacíamos, pero la muchos sí. No es fácil ser sacerdote y profeta, y esta no es la primera vez en la historia judeo-cristiana que surge este desafío.

Juan Calvino, en su comentario sobre Jeremías, dice que el gran profeta judío “era de la orden sacerdotal. Por lo tanto, el oficio profético le era más apto que a muchos otros profetas como Amós e Isaías.

Calvino observa que Dios escogió a otros profetas de la corte real y del mundo agricultura, y al hacerlo “no hay duda que intentó que reflexionaran sobre la pasividad y la pereza de los sacerdotes”.

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Texas Tech Groundbreaking Launches Construction for New BSM Building

by Analiz G. Schremmer on October 25, 2018 in News

The new building will be a place where students can not only come and read the Bible and draw close to Christ, but also a catalyst out of which students can reach the Tech campus and really the world.

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Lives changed and community restored

by Kalie Lowrie and Stephanie Arosemena on October 22, 2018 in Great Commandment

After attending Texas Baptists Church Planting Center (CPC) training in Houston, Pastor Ryan Thompson set out to plant a church that would reach the lost and the broken in Nederland, Texas.

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Uniting as One Accord Fellowship

by Kirsten McKimmey on October 22, 2018 in Great Commission

Two struggling churches just two miles down the road from each other decided that together they could do more in bringing the kingdom of God to Lubbock and beyond.

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Discipling Generations

by Kirsten McKimmey and Analiz Schremmer on October 22, 2018 in Great Commission

Discipleship is vital in the church. Read how three churches incorporate discipleship into their ministries to children, youth and adults.

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TBM responds to Texas flooding in Llano and Marble Falls

by Texas Baptist Men on October 19, 2018 in News

With the expected rain this weekend, flooding could get worse and there are about 300 homes that have been affected by high water already.

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Where are the courageous prophets?

by Ferrell Foster on October 17, 2018 in CLC

Pastors in my religious tradition (Anglo southern Baptist) tend to be more priest than prophet — they mostly administer religious duties instead of confronting people in their sinfulness.

I was a pastor once. We tend to preach against sins our members have tacitly agreed upon, but we often ignore the primary sins of those members — greed, pride, lust, and gluttony, as well as failure to care for the hungry, hurting, imprisoned, foreigners, and others of Jesus’ “least of these.” Not all of us, surely, but many.It is not easy to be both priest and prophet, and this is not the first time in Judeo-Christian history that the challenge has arisen.

John Calvin, in his commentary on Jeremiah, says the great Jewish prophet “was of the priestly order. Hence the prophetic office was more suitable to him than to many of the other prophets, such as Amos and Isaiah.”

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Building a bridge to success

by Guest Author on October 17, 2018 in Faith

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