Episode 091

Missions History, FCA Discipleship, & Purity Culture

May 9, 2022

In 57 Seconds, a video series produced by the International Mission Board, you can hear truths of God’s work around the world throughout history and how Southern Baptists have joined Him in biblically sound ways. Coaches constantly encourage their teams to focus on the fundamentals. Now, a new tool from Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is helping coaches and players do the same when it comes to discipleship. And in a First Person piece on Baptist Press, Dean Inserra shares a portion from his new book Pure: Why the Bible’s Plan for Sexuality isn’t Outdated, Irrelevant, or Oppressive.

Transcript

In 57 Seconds, a video series produced by the International Mission Board, you can hear truths of God’s work around the world throughout history and how Southern Baptists have joined Him in biblically sound ways.

Global missions researcher Wilson S. Geisler IV shares insights, facts and reports every Thursday via Twitter and YouTube. He takes a historical look at what the Lord has done through Southern Baptists and the IMB.

Geisler and IMB’s production team provide bite-sized information from a wealth of history that is the very foundation of the missionary task. The videos, resources and graphics are downloadable on the IMB website for churches to use.

Chris Wall, IMB trustee and senior pastor of The Mission in Tulsa, Oklahoma, calls 57 Seconds a weekly snapshot of Gospel advancement around the world.

Coaches constantly encourage their teams to focus on the fundamentals. Now, a new tool from Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is helping coaches and players do the same when it comes to discipleship.

The “CSB E3 Discipleship Bible,” published by Lifeway’s B&H Publishing Group, is structured around the Christian Standard Bible translation and hundreds of study notes, articles and other features that integrate athletics and faith in the context of discipleship. “E3” represents FCA’s discipleship method of engaging individuals relationally, equipping them with biblical truth and applying it to life and empowering them to share the Gospel and develop other disciples.

The “CSB E3 Discipleship Bible” contains discipleship-focused study notes on every page, dozens of articles with devotional and interactive QR code content, 99 verses for the Christian competitor and more than 40 character spotlights to inspire coaches and athletes. It also features reading plans and introductions for biblical genres and books of the Bible.

Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs

Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.

In a First Person piece on Baptist Press, Dean Inserra shares a portion from his new book Pure: Why the Bible’s Plan for Sexuality isn’t Outdated, Irrelevant, or Oppressive.

In it, he encourages readers to view sexuality in the way God intends and to seek God’s healing if they have used sexuality in a way other than God’s design.

You can read the full excerpt from Inserra’s book at our website.

Find more stories at BaptistPress.com.

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