Episode 337

FBC Dadeville ministers post-shooting, Yom HaShoah mourns 6M Jewish deaths, 9 factors for discipleship.

Apr 19, 2023

In the midst of deep sorrow, you can usually find hope. Hundreds of people from the tight-knit, east Alabama town of Dadeville filled the FBC Dadeville parking lot Sunday evening for a time of prayer; The nation of Israel is marking Yom HaShoah today, a 24-hour observance of the devastation caused by the Holocaust during World War 2; Perhaps you’re a Christian who would like to help another believer grow in their faith. Maybe you’re considering discipling another believer. In a piece on Baptist Press Toolbox, Pastor Mark Dever offers some tips on where to look.

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In the midst of deep sorrow, you can usually find hope. Hundreds of people from the tight-knit, east Alabama town of Dadeville filled the FBC Dadeville parking lot Sunday evening for a time of prayer.

It had only been about 18 hours since a shooter or shooters left four people dead and 28 wounded at an April 15 Sweet 16 birthday party. Many in the community, including those organizing and leading the prayer vigil had just spent a heartbreaking night with families at the hospital.

Area ministers, as well as Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief chaplains, planned to be available to the schools as well and were at the prayer vigil to serve as a listening ear, pray for individuals and give a hug when needed.

The nation of Israel is marking Yom HaShoah today, a 24-hour observance of the devastation caused by the Holocaust during World War 2. The United States is joining with their ally to host a seven-day time of reflection called Day of Remembrance.

Michael Herts, SBMF missions’ development manager and Southeast regional director for Chosen People Ministries, says people can spend time during these days remembering the Holocaust actually happened. In recent years, some have cast doubt on the Nazis’ murdering of seven million Jews in the early 1940s.

Messengers to Southern Baptist annual meetings have passed numerous resolutions supporting Israel and Jewish people across the diaspora, beginning in 1873 with the Resolution on Anti-Semitism, and as recently as 2016 with the resolution on Prayer and Support for Israel.

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Perhaps you’re a Christian who would like to help another believer grow in their faith.  Maybe you’re considering discipling another believer. In a piece on Baptist Press Toolbox, Pastor Mark Dever offers some tips on where to look.

 

First, Dever suggests your own family. “That’s especially the case if you live with these family members. It’s even more the case if Scripture charges you with special responsibility for them, as it does for parents with children or spouses with each other. These relationships are the most important discipling relationships you will ever have,” he writes.

 

Dever encourages believers to look within their own church. He also calls on people to be considerate of the age and gender of the person you’re considering. Dever writes, “When it comes to a normal and deliberate discipling relationship, it’s wise for men to disciple men and women to disciple women.”

 

Another tip is that the person shows they are teachable.

 

Find this full – helpful – article in the Baptist Press Toolbox.

     

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    Pro-life advocates and others are awaiting a Texas judge’s ruling on whether an abortion pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 should be prescribed to women. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on nine federal agencies to revoke a proposed rule it says would unduly burden the rights of faith-based organizations that take part in government programs. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press speaks to the final moments before Jesus’ arrest and subsequent crucifixion. Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples as he knows heavy sorrow is just around the corner.

    Pro-life advocates and others are awaiting a Texas judge’s ruling on whether an abortion pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 should be prescribed to women. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on nine federal agencies to revoke a proposed rule it says would unduly burden the rights of faith-based organizations that take part in government programs. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press speaks to the final moments before Jesus’ arrest and subsequent crucifixion. Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples as he knows heavy sorrow is just around the corner.

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