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"There was an air of heaviness" Sunday at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., said pastor Jeff Ginn, following the fatal shootings of three law enforcement officers nearby. 
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BATON ROUGE SHOOTING STIRS NEARBY CHURCHES

Baptist Message & Baptist Press BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- Though heartbroken from Sunday's deadly attack on Baton Rouge law enforcement officers, the community has hope for the future through Christ, said the pastor of a church mere feet away from a police barricade of the incident, which left three law enforcement personnel dead and three others wounded. "In the … [Read More...]

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JUL. 24: DELIVERED!

By Al R. Hodges Retired IMB Missionary Focal Passage: I Samuel 17:32-37, 42-50 Has anyone ever sought to discourage you for a task God wanted you to … [Read More...]

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PURYEAR CHURCH VANDALIZED

Baptist and Reflector PURYEAR — Oak Grove Baptist Church here was vandalized on about June 28 but not discovered until June 30 so the damage was greater. The vandalism was not discovered sooner because 15 members of the small church were away on missions … [Read More...]

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BALANCING YOUTH SPORTS AND CHURCH

By Mark Moore Associate Pastor, Worship, Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro A few summers ago, my son attended a baseball showcase in Lebanon. The stated goal of the showcase was to be chosen for a larger event in Atlanta — one that would be attended … [Read More...]

VBS leaders at Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville, “slime” Larry Robertson, senior pastor, after the VBS participants exceeded their goal for their offering to a local food ministry for students. — Photo by Kayla Enquist

CHILDREN RAISE $16,569 DURING VBS

By Hannah Muñoz Intern, The Alabama Baptist CLARKSVILLE — Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville, raised $16,569 for a local food ministry for students during its Vacation Bible School on June 6–10. The food subsidization program  or FUEL Ministry is … [Read More...]