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Pastors, honor your calling to serve the Lord

Pastors should focus on God’s call, not church size, when they change pastorates.

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Youth ministry, Living Water, reaching students

A youth minister’s calling is to introduce students to the Living Water of Jesus Christ—even when they don’t want to drink.

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Reeves: Wrestling with God

We all wrestle with God. The key is to realize accepting defeat ultimately is accepting victory. Clinging to God truly is the Magnificent Defeat.

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A preacher’s kid describes a hospital miracle

A daughter and granddaughter of Texas Baptist pastors Richard and Bob Ray describes the spring break she spent in a hospital waiting room.

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Heiligman: Let’s pray Jesus' prayer—for unity

Unity of the local church is the chief testimony that will convince the world of the truth of Jesus’ message and mission.

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Heiligman: Connect the dots from faith to relationship, action and fulfillment

If you have ever walked away from church feeling something is lacking, ask yourself, “Is my relationship with God a footnote in the story of my life, or is it the prevailing theme that holds everything else together?”

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“ … go and sin no more”

Whatever Jesus did, we are to do. Time and time again, we are shown how Jesus had compassion for sinners, while making it clear he expected them to live holy lives.

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Fields: Don't be too disappointed in your disappointments

The variety of my disappointments may vary, but the God of my life who gives me purpose even in my disappointments never changes.

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Reeves: Never retire from serving God

When you follow God wholeheartedly, you’ll never retire from serving him.


On fire to save lost souls

Christians need to burn with passion to lead others to salvation and rescue them from hell.

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Reeves: Fast-forwarding and God’s promises

Take the promises of God and allow them to give us confidence as we fast forward into our tomorrow.

Reeves: Losing what we take for granted

Reeves: Losing what we take for granted

Whether it comes to household maintenance, congregational life or relationships, when a person starts to take something for granted, he or she begins to lose it, according to BGCT President Danny Reeves.


Ray: Look ahead to great opportunities in 2017

In 2017, the Bivocational/Small Church Association will seek to support Texas Baptists who have been called to serve on the small-church mission field.

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Reeves: Like children in Christmas anticipation!

Texas Baptists should be as excited about Jesus as the angels were on the night he was born. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

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Heiligman: In Jesus, the awaited Promise arrived

The wait is over! God’s plan to defeat Satan and sin has been executed. The long-awaited promise of blessing has arrived. Jesus has come! He is Immanuel, God with us! Let us therefore celebrate this reality like never before this Christmas season.

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