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'Baptists, Jews and the Hand of Sincere Friendship'
'Baptists, Jews and the Hand of Sincere Friendship'

By: Lee Spitzer
Anti-Semitism. Racial prejudice and violence. Welcoming refugees from a minority religious background. Baptists throughout the U.S. wrestled with all of them during the 1930s and '40s as Hitler rose to power.

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3 Questions to Help You Grow Mentoring Relationships
3 Questions to Help You Grow Mentoring Relationships

By: Eileen Campbell-Reed
It is something most ministers want. And it can feel impossible to find. Yet seeking pastoral wisdom is vital for the work of the church and for leading people of faith. A mentor can help with your journey.

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Why You Need to Open Up to Genuine Christian Friends
Why You Need to Open Up to Genuine Christian Friends

By: David Draper
Genuine Christian friends can help us to be honest about those personal demons we all face but to which we rarely admit. If you have friends like that, wonderful. If not, begin slowly to open up. We need each other.

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The One Thing Junior Knew About Was Life
The One Thing Junior Knew About Was Life

By: Trevor Barton
Junior couldn't do a lot of things. Couldn't read. Couldn't sign his name. Couldn't tell time even though he loved his watches. But he did know about life. He knew more about life than many highly educated folks.

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3 Ways to Bridge Divides to Advance Common Good
3 Ways to Bridge Divides to Advance Common Good

By: Zach Dawes
We're a divided society, with each side not listening to the other. But to advance the common good, we must work with others who think differently than we do. After all, if Gimli and Legolas can do it, so can we.

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Few Adults Know Blessing of Best Friends. Who's Yours?
Few Adults Know Blessing of Best Friends. Who's Yours?
By: Griff Martin
To see the importance of friendship is to acknowledge one of the deepest and most sacred places in our lives. Sadly, many adults miss out on the blessing of having a best friend. Who's yours?
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Why You Need to Tell Someone You Love Them Right Now
Why You Need to Tell Someone You Love Them Right Now

By: Mitch Carnell
So many folks make our lives worth living, yet we rarely thank them. Despite our best intentions, time passes and we don't say a word. What makes it so hard for us to tell others how much we care?

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Blessed Is He Who Writes Without Using Smiley Faces
Blessed Is He Who Writes Without Using Smiley Faces
By: Bob Newell
Those who vociferously bemoan the disastrous decline in what was once considered polite, civil discourse might well spend a few well-chosen words of grief over the corruption of common communication.
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Frozen Anyone Out Lately? Perhaps It's Time for a Thaw
Frozen Anyone Out Lately? Perhaps It's Time for a Thaw
Originating in Greek and Roman cultures, banishment has been a powerful form of punishment for some time. And we still do it today, writing off those with whom we disagree.
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At All Times
Good friends are friends at all times. You let a tragedy strike – I can’t tell you how many times someone has said to me, “Pastor, because of this I found out who my true friends are.” Sin, embarrassment, discouragement, shame – and watch the people run. But those who are our true friends stay by our side. Good times and bad times. Joy and sorrow. Riches or poverty. Sinlessness or shame.
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What You Can Do Now to Deepen Your Relationship With God
What You Can Do Now to Deepen Your Relationship With God
Many of us desire a closer relationship with God. What's one of the single greatest things you can do to learn to be closer to God? Invest time in deepening your friendships.
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What's a True Definition of Friendship?
What's a True Definition of Friendship?
The word "friend" means many things to many people. For those who follow Jesus, it's reassuring and comforting to know that he regards us not as servants but as friends.
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The Sweet Scent of Gratitude and Encouragement
[Jesus]knew the days ahead were filled with risks and challenges. So, what did he need in order to face this struggle? He needed the support and encouragement of his closest friends, and Mary provided them in a way no one else did or was going to do. She saw the worried look on his face and sensed the heavy burden he was bearing. This was not why she was content to pour just a portion of the perfume on his feet, but all of it. Her offering had to match his burden, and it did. There is nothing like the sweet scent of gratitude and encouragement. It fills a heart with all that is good and wholesome and strengthens it for the long and winding road.
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What Does It Mean to Be Jesus' Friend?
What Does It Mean to Be Jesus' Friend?
We know the hymn that tells us we have a friend in Jesus. But does Jesus have a friend in us? In one sense, it's both a wonderful gift and a terrible burden.
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Taking Time to Befriend People on Life's Run
Taking Time to Befriend People on Life's Run
We spend our busy lives running past people and never making connections. How much more enriching can our lives be when we learn to run with people?
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It’s What We’re Known For
No matter how much we’ve accomplished, no matter how much we have in the storehouse, there’ll be a time when we all need some help.
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Two Oscar Contenders Examine Friendships
Two Oscar Contenders Examine Friendships
"The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" are parables about friendship. One is about two men at opposite ends of the social spectrum who become friends; the other about two friends pulled apart by envy.
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The Sweet Scent of Friendship
What made this visit unique was something Mary did at this dinner given in Jesus’ honor. She poured expensive perfume, worth a year’s wages, on his feet and wiped them with her hair. Quickly, the room was filled with the sweet scent of friendship and the sour odor of criticism.
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Children’s Sermon Sack Always Full of Surprises
Children’s Sermon Sack Always Full of Surprises
Whatever a child places in the sack becomes the object lesson for the children’s sermon at First Baptist in Fitzgerald, Ga. One Sunday the sack held toy binoculars and a plastic dagger. What would you say?
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