Dedicated prayer meetings help members find connection through intercession

If there is one thing all church leaders can agree on, it is that prayer must be the foundation upon which every church ministry and activity rests. “Prayer for the Christian is like air to the human. Without it we don’t survive very well,” said Mike Jackson, director of the office of leadership and church [...]

10 Ways To Pray For College Students This August

Prayers for believers: 1. Pray that they hold on to the truth of their salvation. So many collegiates “take a break” from their faith during college. We know that John 15 says that we must abide in God in order to produce fruit. Pray that they are able to do so in a collegiate context. [...]

A Heritage from the Lord

Pam and I joined an elite club recently. It has all kind of benefits to the membership. The others in this club have some unique and special commonalities. They are often showing pictures to anyone who will look at them, sometimes even to total strangers. Their social media sites focus upon these kind of pictures [...]

The Daily Dozen

12 Habits That Should Mark Every Believer's Praying and Living Where these Daily Dozen are practiced, that life is seeking to please the Father, following Jesus as Lord. Jesus said of His daily walk with the Father, “I always do those things that please Him” (John 8:29) When He is reigning as Lord in our [...]

Engage 24

By now, I hope that you’ve heard about ENGAGE24: a national effort from the Baptist Collegiate Network. It has been endorsed by SBC president Ronnie Floyd who, along with many other SBC leaders, has challenged all Southern Baptists to join in engaging in a spiritual conversation with at least one person on October 14. Due [...]

Crossing North America

CROSSing North America is the theme for the 2014 Associational Missions Emphasis. (The suggested date among Alabama Baptists for Associational Missions Week is May 19-26.) You can access all the materials for promotion without cost to your association by going to www.sbcal.org and establishing an account of access. CROSSing North America contains five initiatives as you cross: Pray, [...]

A Call to Hold the Rope!

Acts 9:25 tells us, “But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall” (NIV). Saul was in trouble in Damascus, for there were Jews who didn't like the message he was preaching. A plot to silence Saul was in the works and his followers came [...]

Don’t Become a Wimp

Long before the word "wimp" was a computer term or a descriptor for a music streaming service, it was used to describe a cowardly person who was prone to avoid taking a stand or doing one's duty. I never have been fond of the word and I don't use it often. Yet recently I have [...]

The Next Phase of Praying Across Alabama

I am happy to announce that the next step in the Praying Across Alabama emphasis starts on Monday, July 8. During the 60 days of prayer, nearly 2100 people signed up online to receive a daily email devotional. At the end of the 60 days, the response was overwhelming that they enjoyed receiving these emails [...]

What am I doing here?

What a year!  As I look back at 2012, I realize how many opportunities Alabama Baptists have had to share the love of Christ around the world.  I am reminded, too, of the opportunities afforded me to see how God is at work.  In each place I have been with teams, I stop to ask [...]