Episode 153

SB Disaster Relief, Barber & Keahbone Discusses About Natives, Who God is

Aug 4, 2022

As surveyors continue assessing the damage done by the historic flooding that has deluged eastern Kentucky, Southern Baptists have begun planning their response. During a Twitter Space conversation on Monday night, SBC President Bart Barber and Native American Pastor Mike Keahbone discussed the passing of a resolution which decried the forced assimilation and conversion of Native peoples. And, a Bible study from Lifeway asks, “What is your picture of God?”

Transcript

As surveyors continue assessing the damage done by the historic flooding that has deluged eastern Kentucky, Southern Baptists have begun planning their response.

Dozens of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers from across the Southeast have started arriving, and Send Relief, the compassion ministry of Southern Baptists, has provided resources for meals and flood relief supplies to help with the recovery.

Gov. Andy Beshear confirms 37 people have died and many more are still missing. Beshear says more than 400 National Guardsmen are aiding the search in the region.

Visit sendrelief.org to help victims of the devastating floods.
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During a Twitter Space conversation on Monday night, SBC President Bart Barber and Native American Pastor Mike Keahbone discussed the passing of a resolution which decried the forced assimilation and conversion of Native peoples.

The two recorded the presentation while visiting Indian Falls Creek Camp in Ada, Okla. Later Monday night they presented the resolution during Monday’s evening session.

It was the first time a sitting SBC president had attended the camp with drew more than 1,400 students. One of the largest crowds in the camp’s 75-year history.

Barber said the resolution was written in response to a recently released federal report documenting the forced assimilation and conversion of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians in the U.S. between 1819 and 1969.

The report said Native peoples were specifically targeted with these efforts of forced conversion and assimilation in order to systematically remove them from their native lands.
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A Bible study from Lifeway asks, “What is your picture of God?”

When we see God as He truly is, we will see Him as holy. And when we see Him as holy, our whole lives will be changed. That was the experience of Isaiah the prophet, as recorded in Isaiah 6:1-8.

What Isaiah found was the holy and majestic God on His throne, complete with supernatural beings constantly declaring His holiness.

Having seen God as He truly is, Isaiah properly saw himself for the first time. It was devastating and humbling. Seeing holy God caused Isaiah to see his own unholiness, not in a cheap admission but in pointed reality. Nothing remained for Isaiah but to submit to the holy cleansing and calling of the holy God. His life would forever reflect this encounter with holy God.

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