Articles from December 2020

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Mastering a Theology of Money

by Dr. Howie Batson, Pastor of FBC Amarillo on December 22, 2020 in Great Commandment

If we thoroughly examine the Gospels, what does our Lord himself actually say about material possessions? In various passages and within different pericopes, Jesus sets forth his theology of money.

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Edificando un fundamento firme para iglesias hispanas

by Bonnie Shaw on December 21, 2020 in Great Commission

"Cristo tenía un sistema. Él tenía a Sus discípulos que Él mismo entrenó, y entonces ellos fueron y entrenaron a otros. Y, ese es el enfoque al que Dios me ha llevado"

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Building up a strong foundation for Hispanic churches

by Bonnie Shaw on December 21, 2020 in Great Commission

“Christ had a system. He had his disciples that he trained himself, and they went out and trained other people. And that’s the approach that I believe God has led me to,”

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Blue Reflectors

by Bobby Contreras on December 18, 2020 in Faith

Recently I was in the drive-through line ordering breakfast tacos for the family. While sitting and waiting patiently for my order, I noticed one of our city’s Deputy Fire Chiefs driving and then stopped at the business just across the street.

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Go Now Missions sends students out to serve over Christmas break

by Bonnie Shaw on December 16, 2020 in News

"We got to serve right in our backyard in Fort Worth and partner with brothers and sisters in Christ who came from different backgrounds and languages"

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Texas Baptists hospital chaplain among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Houston

by Bonnie Shaw on December 15, 2020 in News

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Texas Baptists-endorsed chaplain and River Ministry missionary Silvia Briones will be one of the first people in Texas to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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MAP stories: Discipleship in the Amazon

by Bianca Vieira on December 15, 2020 in MAP Stories

With our hearts full of gratitude, we share with you the great things that the Lord has done for us this last month. We had an intense month of hard work. We started to hold services in the church building that is still under construction, as the room in our house was no longer sufficient for all the people. On an average 25 people have participated in services with us, mostly children and young people.

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Wait for it…The Power and Promise of Joy

by Ben Hanna on December 15, 2020 in Faith

What a year. Disease and sickness and death. Political unrest. Racial tension. Violence in the streets. You can almost hear the exasperated, weary refrain, “Man, I’m so done with 2 BC.” As tough as 2020 has been, it is not alone in history as a time of darkness and hardship.

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Texas Baptists Hunger Offering provides grant for hurricane relief in Nicaragua

by Texas Baptists Communications on December 8, 2020 in News

On November 16, Hurricane Iota slammed into Nicaragua’s coast as a Category 4 storm, hitting an area already reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta only two weeks earlier. Homes and businesses were destroyed or badly damaged and thousands were forced to leave their villages in search of safer conditions.

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Finding joy through music this Christmas season

by Tom Tillman on December 8, 2020 in Great Commission

My preference is to start listening to Christmas music after Thanksgiving. Now those that know me, know I haven’t always had this luxury as my Christmas started in June as a worship pastor preparing for annual Christmas planning!

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