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5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rules against NAMB - Baptist Message
11/29/2020
5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rules against NAMB - Baptist Message

5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rules against NAMB - Baptist Message

By Will Hall, Baptist Message executive editor NEW ORLEANS (LBM) – The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has received another setback with regard to a lawsuit filed by Will McRaney, former executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, and the deci...

11/26/2020

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 107:1)

Sound off on what you are thankful for today.

State returns to Phase 2, but churches remain at 75 percent capacity - Baptist Message
11/25/2020
State returns to Phase 2, but churches remain at 75 percent capacity - Baptist Message

State returns to Phase 2, but churches remain at 75 percent capacity - Baptist Message

By Baptist Message staff BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced at a Tuesday afternoon press conference that Louisiana will move back to a modified version of Phase 2 of reopening the state on Wednesday. Citing a continued increase in novel coronavirus related cases and hospitali...

Former pastor seeks gift of life from liver donor - Baptist Message
11/23/2020
Former pastor seeks gift of life from liver donor - Baptist Message

Former pastor seeks gift of life from liver donor - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer CROWLEY, La. (LBM) – A former Louisiana Baptist pastor is hoping to receive an early Christmas gift – a living donor who would offer up a portion of his or her liver to give him a chance to regain some semblance of a normal life. In 2014, doctor.....

CENLA Pregnancy Center donates to two Lake Charles centers - Baptist Message
11/19/2020
CENLA Pregnancy Center donates to two Lake Charles centers - Baptist Message

CENLA Pregnancy Center donates to two Lake Charles centers - Baptist Message

By Baptist Message staff ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM) – The CENLA Pregnancy Care Center has donated $10,000 to two pregnancy centers in Lake Charles, an area hit hard by recent hurricanes. CENLA Pregnancy Care Center Executive Director Claire Lemoine said the gifts of $5,000 to both centers will cover 40...

Do you need the church? - Baptist Message
11/19/2020
Do you need the church? - Baptist Message

Do you need the church? - Baptist Message

By Stewart Holloway PINEVILLE, La. – Recently, a former church member messaged me for prayer. The situation is devastating, and Rebecca and I are covering it in prayer. To be asked to join this individual in prayer as a former pastor and friend was a humbling blessing. Other than a social media co...

LC Values and Ethics Conference: Racial unity through Christ - Baptist Message
11/19/2020
LC Values and Ethics Conference: Racial unity through Christ - Baptist Message

LC Values and Ethics Conference: Racial unity through Christ - Baptist Message

By Alena Noakes, Wildcats Media PINEVILLE, La. (LCNews) – “God’s plan is to unite us as one, and you have the opportunity to be a part of that process,” Alexandria physician Gregory Bevels said at the recent Louisiana College’s 5th annual Values and Ethics Conference. The conference, Nov. ...

Lee Wesley, prominent pastor and church statesman, passes - Baptist Message
11/18/2020
Lee Wesley, prominent pastor and church statesman, passes - Baptist Message

Lee Wesley, prominent pastor and church statesman, passes - Baptist Message

By Baptist Message staff BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – Lee Wesley, a pastor who started one of the first predominantly African American Louisiana Baptist congregations in the Baton Rouge area, died Nov. 10. He was 76. Wesley had served as pastor of Community Bible Baptist Church in Baton Rouge since 19...

Evangelists press on against obstacles of COVID-19 - Baptist Message
11/17/2020
Evangelists press on against obstacles of COVID-19 - Baptist Message

Evangelists press on against obstacles of COVID-19 - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer HAUGHTON, La. (LBM) – Evangelist Bill Britt, in early 2020, was looking forward to preaching at crusades and revivals over a 45-week period, but in mid-March COVID-19 brought his schedule of events, like every other evangelist’s, to a near close. ...

Messengers adopt ‘Gospel Resolve,’ asked to oppose SBC Resolution 9 - Baptist Message
11/13/2020
Messengers adopt ‘Gospel Resolve,’ asked to oppose SBC Resolution 9 - Baptist Message

Messengers adopt ‘Gospel Resolve,’ asked to oppose SBC Resolution 9 - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – The Committee on Resolutions presented a single resolution “On Gospel Resolve” and the Committee on Moral and Social Concerns Committee addressed Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in a separate report at the Louis...

2020 LBC: Resolve in the face of adversity - Baptist Message
11/13/2020
2020 LBC: Resolve in the face of adversity - Baptist Message

2020 LBC: Resolve in the face of adversity - Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Amid a year of COVID-19, multiple hurricanes and political turmoil, hope and resolve were consistent themes shared at the Louisiana Baptist Convention. STEVE HORN Louisiana Baptist Executive Director Steve Horn praised messeng...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a Revival, Homecoming, a new pastor, a community outreach or a concert? The Baptist Message w...
11/13/2020
Louisiana Notables - Baptist Message

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a Revival, Homecoming, a new pastor, a community outreach or a concert? The Baptist Message would love to share your church news with the rest of the state. It is very easy to do, just send in your information (who, what, where and when) to [email protected] or call 318.449.4345. To get your event in the paper, please submit your information three weeks prior to the event.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a Revival, Homecoming, a new pastor, a community outreach or a concert? The Baptist Message would love to share your church news with the rest of the state. It is very easy to do, just send in your information (who, what, where and when) to [email protected] or c...

FEMA, SBA extend deadlines to Nov. 27 - Baptist Message
11/13/2020
FEMA, SBA extend deadlines to Nov. 27 - Baptist Message

FEMA, SBA extend deadlines to Nov. 27 - Baptist Message

ALEXANDRIA, LA (LBM) – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has announced important information for Louisianans seeking help in the wake of Hurricane Laura. The Small Business Administration has extended its deadline to Nov. 27 for physical loan applications (property damage to home or business). Submit complet...

LC sets preview day Nov. 14 - Baptist Message
11/12/2020
LC sets preview day Nov. 14 - Baptist Message

LC sets preview day Nov. 14 - Baptist Message

By Aaron Quartemont, Wildcats Media PINEVILLE, La. (Wildcats Media) – Louisiana College will host the first in-person preview day of 2020 on Nov. 14. Preview Day, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will offer prospective students a tour of the school’s campus and provide interview opportunities w...

“God never calls you to a private faith. He calls you to a public faith.”- Jon Harper
11/12/2020

“God never calls you to a private faith. He calls you to a public faith.”
- Jon Harper

Ooh, lay your burdens downOoh, here in the Father's houseCheck your shame at the door'Cause it ain't welcome anymoreOoh,...
11/12/2020

Ooh, lay your burdens down
Ooh, here in the Father's house
Check your shame at the door
'Cause it ain't welcome anymore
Ooh, you're in the Father's house.

11/12/2020

Live at YEC: Limited Edition!

11/10/2020

“The hope of our country is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
- Steve McAlister

“We are above all kingdom people with our identity in Jesus Christ.”- Steve McAlister
11/10/2020

“We are above all kingdom people with our identity in Jesus Christ.”
- Steve McAlister

11/10/2020

William Smith is elected second vice president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He ran unopposed.

11/10/2020

David Jeffreys is elected first vice president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He ran unopposed.

Louisiana Baptists Executive Director Steve Horn commends the resiliency of Louisiana Baptists in 2020. “You cannot quar...
11/10/2020

Louisiana Baptists Executive Director Steve Horn commends the resiliency of Louisiana Baptists in 2020. “You cannot quarantine good news.”

11/10/2020

David Cranford is re-elected as LBC president. He ran unopposed.

11/10/2020

382 messengers have registered for the LBC Annual Meeting as of 1:30 pm.

“We don’t need less faith during these days. We need more faith in these days.”- LBC President David Cranford
11/10/2020

“We don’t need less faith during these days. We need more faith in these days.”
- LBC President David Cranford

The 2020 LBC Annual Meeting has begun! Let us know if you are here at LC or watching online.
11/10/2020

The 2020 LBC Annual Meeting has begun! Let us know if you are here at LC or watching online.

11/10/2020
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Can't make it to today's LBC Annual Meeting? You can watch the entire program by clicking on the link below, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

Schedule for 2020 Annual Meeting - Baptist Message
11/09/2020
Schedule for 2020 Annual Meeting - Baptist Message

Schedule for 2020 Annual Meeting - Baptist Message

12:45 – Call to order/welcome – praise and worship – prayer 1:00 – Presidential appointments – tellers and parliamentarian credentials report – Committee on Order of Business Report 1:10 – Introduction of motions 1:20 – President’s address 1:40 – Election of convention president ...

Edwards keeps Phase 3 restrictions, files lawsuit against attempts to overturn - Baptist Message
11/06/2020
Edwards keeps Phase 3 restrictions, files lawsuit against attempts to overturn - Baptist Message

Edwards keeps Phase 3 restrictions, files lawsuit against attempts to overturn - Baptist Message

By Baptist Message staff BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – Louisiana will remain in Phase 3 of reopening the state’s economy until at least Dec. 4, even as Gov. John Bel Edwards’ COVID-19 restrictions are being challenged in court. Edwards has been at odds with House Republicans, who have asked for eas...

Nov. 16 deadline for churches who have hosted Boy Scouts - Baptist Message
11/06/2020
Nov. 16 deadline for churches who have hosted Boy Scouts - Baptist Message

Nov. 16 deadline for churches who have hosted Boy Scouts - Baptist Message

By Staff ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM)—The Boy Scouts of America have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization and as a result will not be liable for keeping their pledge to hold churches harmless against sexual abuse lawsuits that may be filed in the future for actions in the past. Consequently...

William Smith will be nominated for the office of second vice president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention during the 2...
11/06/2020
William Smith to be nominated as LBC 2VP - Baptist Message

William Smith will be nominated for the office of second vice president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention during the 2020 LBC Annual Meeting, Nov. 10 at Louisiana College’s Guinn Auditorium.

By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message Staff Writer PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – William Smith will be nominated for the office of second vice president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention during the 2020 LBC Annual Meeting, Nov. 10 at Louisiana College’s Guinn Auditorium. Neil Everett, pastor of First B...

Is God’s answer to our prayers the best? - Baptist Message
11/05/2020
Is God’s answer to our prayers the best? - Baptist Message

Is God’s answer to our prayers the best? - Baptist Message

By Stewart Holloway PINEVILLE, La. – If you have kids, you know that God often teaches you through them. Recently our oldest son Zach was holding his little brother Evan and said, “I prayed for a brother, and God gave me the best.” Any older brother may say that about his little brother, but t...

Love Life Amendment passes - Baptist Message
11/04/2020
Love Life Amendment passes - Baptist Message

Love Life Amendment passes - Baptist Message

By Baptist Message staff BATON ROUGE, La. (LBM) – On Tuesday, 62 percent of Louisiana voters said “yes on #1,” the ballot measure known as the Love Life Amendment, which now adds language to the state constitution to prevent action that has taken place in 12 other states, In each of those case...

LC honors long relationship with city of Alexandria at annual Founder’s Day ceremonies - Baptist Message
11/03/2020
LC honors long relationship with city of Alexandria at annual Founder’s Day ceremonies - Baptist Message

LC honors long relationship with city of Alexandria at annual Founder’s Day ceremonies - Baptist Message

By Staff, Baptist Message PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Louisiana College honored its long-standing relationship with the city of Alexandria during the annual Founders Day celebration Oct. 29 by unveiling a historical marker in front of the building that bears the community’s name. During a special cer...

The 2020 LBC Annual Meeting is a week away. Don't forget to register online before making the trip to Louisiana College ...
11/03/2020
LBC Annual Meeting registration opens - Baptist Message

The 2020 LBC Annual Meeting is a week away. Don't forget to register online before making the trip to Louisiana College on Nov. 10.

By Baptist Message staff PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Registration has opened for the 2020 Louisiana Baptist Convention Annual meeting. Scheduled Nov. 10 from 12:45 to 5 p.m. inside Guinn Auditorium at Louisiana College, the abbreviated meeting will include only essential business, including reports fro...

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The birth of Louisiana Baptist Spring, 1780 Present-day Kingston, Tennessee The confluence of the Tennessee River and the Clinch River In the Spring of 1780, Richard Curtis and others left South Carolina and traveled by land to the northeastern corner of Tennessee, to the banks of the Holston River. They built three flatboats. When the Holston River reached sufficient depth toward the end of that year, they set out for the Natchez country of Mississippi by way of the Holston, Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. When they reached the Tennessee River's confluence and the Clinch River (near present-day Kingston, Tennessee), they were attached by Cherokee. The first two boats escaped, but the third, traveling at a distance from the other two, was captured. The price paid for this attack was high, for the Cherokee contracted smallpox from them, and many died. Those on the first two boats continued on their voyage and landed safely at the mouth of Cole's Creek about 18 miles above Natchez. Twelve years past, in 1792, before Fort Southwest Point was built at this attack's location. Fort Southwest Point was situated on a hill overlooking the Tennessee River's confluence and the Clinch River. The Cherokee used this hill as a lookout to guard their land. They had lived and hunted in the area for centuries. In 1792 a blockhouse was also constructed about 1/2 mile upstream from Fort Southwest Point. It was constructed at the boundary between the U. S. Territory and the Cherokee Nation, as defined by the 1791 Holston Treaty, where the Clinch River flows into the Tennessee River. During Curtis's trip, in 1780, the Cherokee–American wars (1776 to 1795), also known as the Chickamauga Wars, was raging between the Cherokee (Ani-Yunwiya, Tsalagi) and the Americans on the frontier. Not far from there and just five years before, in 1775, Daniel Boone set off from the Long Island of the Holston River, a sacred Cherokee site located in present-day Kingsport, Tennessee. ✯✯✯ The stage was now set for a second trip, in 1798, by Richard Curtis on the same rivers he had traveled in 1780. This time he would bring along a friend, Joseph Willis (a half-Cherokee) who planned to go farther than Curtis had ever dreamed—the Louisiana Territory and even into "No Man's Land," between the lawless Calcasieu and Sabine rivers. At Natchez, in 1798, Joseph Willis crossed the mighty Mississippi River into the Louisiana Territory. The Code Noir, the "Black Code," ruled the Louisiana Territory. This decree from King Louis XIV regulated, among other things, the condition of slavery and the activities of free people of color. It also restricted religion to Roman Catholicism, forbidding the exercise of any other religion. The Black Code was in effect by law until the Louisiana Purchase on April 30, 1803. In reality, it was a hindrance to the preaching of the Gospel for many decades after the Louisiana Purchase. Joseph Willis swam the mighty Mississippi River at Natchez at the peril of his own life, riding a mule! He would ride that mule into the heartland of the Black Code, south Louisiana. It almost cost him his life. ✯✯✯ In the Louisiana Territory, Joseph Willis would: ✯ In 1798, he enters the hostile Spanish-controlled Louisiana Territory when the dreaded Code Noir (Black Code) was in effect. It forbade any Protestant ministers who came into the territory from preaching. ✯ He preaches the first Gospel sermon by an Evangelical west of the Mississippi River. ✯ On November 13, 1812, Joseph Willis constituted Calvary Baptist Church at Bayou Chicot, Louisiana. He went on to plant over twenty churches in Louisiana. ✯ On October 31, 1818, Joseph Willis (and others that had followed him from the Carolinas) founded the Louisiana Baptist Association, at Beulah Baptist in Cheneyville. Joseph had also founded all five charter member churches. ✯ In 1827, Joseph Willis began to establish churches in "No Man's Land." Because it was so dangerous there, the Roman Catholic Church waited for another half-century to do so. ✯ After overcoming insurmountable obstacles, he blazed a trail for others for another half-century that changed American history. ✯ His accomplishments are still felt today. ✯✯✯ Randy Willis is a fourth great-grandson of Joseph Willis and his foremost historian. From Randy Willis's book, Destiny. It is available at https://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Randy-Willis/dp/1792724470 wwwThreeWindsBlowing.com Amazon author's page: http://amazon.com/author/randywillis
I find hope in Christ even in the midst of chaos! How have you found hope in Christ during this crazy time?
Can we please have "Baptist" put back in the heading on "The Baptist Message" website? Thank you.
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Preaching thru the Bible, PTB #22: National Peace “until the time of a Nations Land”. https://sungrist.net/category/preaching-thru-the-bible/ And command them to say to their masters, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel—thus you shall say to your masters: 5 ‘I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me. 6 And now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him. 7 So all nations shall serve him and his son and his son’s son, until the time of his land comes; and then many nations and great kings shall make him serve them. 8 And it shall be, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and which will not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation I will punish,’ says the Lord, ‘with the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.” (Jeremiah 27:4-8) Free download of this message available from SunGirst at: http://sungrist.org/PTB22Peace.pdf
Preaching thru the Bible in one year. PTB #21: Self-Image and the Wisdom of God. https://sungrist.net/category/preaching-thru-the-bible/ And free download available from SunGrist at: http://sungrist.org/PTB21Wisdom.pdf