Bible Podcast, Afghan Refuges, & God’s Rule
On any of Tara-Leigh Cobble’s Bible Recap podcasts, she’s mere minutes away from pointing out the joy found in holy Scripture. The International Mission Board has just released a number of items that will help people care for the Afghan refugees and begin to minister to them. And Christians serve a Lord whose sovereign authority has been established and will never end, giving us hope and assurance.
The popular The Bible Recap podcast leads the way
On any of Tara-Leigh Cobble’s Bible Recap podcasts, she’s mere minutes away from pointing out the joy found in holy Scripture.
“Where the joy is” is how she ends each brief exposition of the daily chronological reading plan in her podcast that ranks second on Apple and Spotify religion and Christianity charts. The ranking makes The Bible Recap the top podcast among Protestants tapped by the charts, second only to The Bible in a Year from Ascension Catholic Faith Formation.
Cobble estimates listeners can benefit from The Bible Recap, available on several platforms and apps, in just 20 minutes a day, giving 12 minutes to reading the day’s Scripture and no more than eight minutes to the commentary.
“The Bible Recap follows a chronological reading plan, which takes you through the story of Scripture as it happened,” she said.
Resources available to help Afghan refuges
Maybe you live in or near a city where refuges from Afghanistan are being relocated…some new resources might help you reach out to those who are adjusting to a new life.
The International Mission Board has just released a number of items that will help people care for the Afghan refugees and begin to minister to them.
The resources were produced in partnership with Prestonwood Baptist in Plano, Texas but are available to all. You can find them at IMB.org.
Good News from Voice of the Martyrs
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God will rule forever
We live in a temporal world. But one thing is certain: Human history is headed somewhere, and every day is one day closer to Christ’s return.
That’s the focus of a Bible study posted on Baptist Press from Explore the Bible published by Lifeway.
The study looks at Daniel 7 and asks questions like how does the promised return of Jesus Christ gives a Christian hope?
Christians serve a Lord whose sovereign authority has been established and will never end, giving us hope and assurance.
The power and promise of Daniel 7 is found in verse 27, “The kingdom, dominion, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be given to the people, the holy ones of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will serve and obey him.’
You can read the entire study and find more stories at BaptistPress.com.
Church Responds to Online Threat, Worship Pastor Wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ & Praising God in Prayer
Police in Haymarket, Virginia responded in textbook fashion to neutralize a threat at an area church on Sunday. A Kentucky pastor recently used an appearance on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune to do more than spin the wheel and win some cash. And, Wesley Duewel, the 20th century missionary and prayer leader, once observed, “Praise gives you the spirit of triumph and overcoming. Praise fires you with holy zeal.
The Maryland Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that a Catholic employer was lawful in denying health benefits to the spouse of a gay married employee because such unions violate church doctrine. This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. And, from 2012-2017, the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty” told many stories of the Robertson family and their duck-call and decoy business. “The Blind,” coming to theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of Phil Robertson’s life before he became a Christian.
Hard times often are described as “going through a valley.” But Bruce Watson, pastor of First Baptist Jeanerette, La., describes life’s valleys as the place where the soil is the richest. Rudy Kebreau and Randal Lyle are bound by far more than their mutual faith and pastoral calling these days. And, maybe your church has a prayer list. But have you ever considered have a personal prayer list? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says it may help you remain faithful in prayer.