By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor The 50th anniversary of the deaths of missionaries Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming and Ed McCully at the hands of Huaorani or Waodani Indians (referred to as Auca originally) in a jungle in Ecuador is Jan. 8.
By Bill Webb, Word&Way EditorWarrensburg — When Frank Myers quips to a congregation that he likes his coffee "mountain grown," he's not only stating his preference, he's recalling a career he left behind when God called him to preach.Frank was the assistant credit manager for
December 25, I John 1:1-4 By Nodell Dennis, Director of Missions, Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association In closing his introductory statement John uses this phrase, "
December 24, John 1:10-14 By Judith R. González, Hand in Hand Ministries, Springfield "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did
December 23, Matthew 2:19-23 Be sensitive to God's Word By Bill Miller, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Farmington My late Dad and Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, were carpenters. I have two sons. One is also in the construction industry. The
December 22, Matthew 2:13-18 By Alton Lacey, Missouri Baptist University President Much of what we cherish about Christmas is in the many stories of how it evokes the best in human nature. Music, movies, television and newspapers are full of happy stories
December 21, Matthew 2:1-12 By Bob Johnston, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rolla I have always been fascinated with the contradictions so apparent at Christmas. We speak of the joy of this season, and yet some lonely souls experience this as the most depressing time
December 20, Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 By Don Wideman, Former MBC Executive Director An old adage states, "It is always darkest just before dawn." Israel was going through dark days because of continued disobedience of God's laws and disregard for the covenant He
Jefferson City — Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Windermere Baptist Conference Center after a hearing on Dec. 19. The temporary restraining order prohibits Windermere's trustees and corporate officers from selling, mortgaging or encumbering the center's real
December 19, Luke 2:16-20 By Randy Curless, Sports Crusaders Illinois Coordinator It was Sunday, Oct. 16, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Houston Astros were one out away from their first-ever trip to the World Series. There were men