Episode 338

Boston pastor’s marathon record on bombing anniversary; Baptism Sunday life transformations; FIRST-PERSON: 3 ministry regrets.

Apr 20, 2023

Had it gone as planned, Josh Wyatt’s wife Becky and their three young children would have been outside Marathon Sports when the first explosion blasted the storefront at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon; Every Sunday is a good Sunday for a follower of Jesus Christ to be baptized; In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Lifeway President Ben Mandrell shares some leadership mistakes he’s made over the years.

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Had it gone as planned, Josh Wyatt’s wife Becky and their three young children would have been outside Marathon Sports when the first explosion blasted the storefront at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Wyatt himself was on a plane, hoping to land and join his family as they cheered a family friend who was running the race.

The plans changed and they weren’t there that day.

But Wyatt did run in Monday’s Boston Marathon and recorded in his personal best in a marathon. The race held special significance for Wyatt because is the pastor at Charles River Church in Boston where he and his family have been caring for those affected by the tragedy in 2013.

Wyatt planted Charles River Church in 2012, and it had about 40 members when the bombing occurred. It has grown to 280 members.

Every Sunday is a good Sunday for a follower of Jesus Christ to be baptized. This past Sunday was known as Baptism Sunday across the SBC. It was a day for churches to talk about the importance of baptism and why followers of Jesus should be baptized.

The celebration was shared among churches of all different sizes and ethnicities.

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In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Lifeway President Ben Mandrell shares some leadership mistakes he’s made over the years. See if you can relate.

First, misinformed promises. He says while we should be committed, we need to be careful avoid committing beyond where we can truly promise.

Another is expectations of grandeur. Mandrell says a leaders should be careful to make sure expectations are within appropriate expectations.

He says giving fear control is another. We all have a critical voice in our head. It’s important to not let that voice control what we do and how we see ourselves.

     

    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.

    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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