Understanding The Baptist Faith & Message
A Simple Study for Southern Baptists
Sometimes, Southern Baptists engage in historic struggles – over the issue of slavery, the inerrancy of Scripture, and the value of human life from conception to natural death. And, sometimes, they squabble over issues that have more to do with personal or tribal agendas than with the non-negotiable doctrines of the Christian faith.
Generally speaking, however, Southern Baptists stand together in their embrace of historic Christian beliefs expressed in a confessional statement called The Baptist Faith & Message. First issued in 1925, the BF&M has been modified – most notably in 1963 and again in 2000 – to more clearly express Southern Baptists’ beliefs in the unchanging nature of God and his word in the face of cultural chaos.
This short study helps Southern Baptists appreciate the value of their confessional faith, as well as grasp the simple truths of the BF&M’s eighteen articles. Designed for personal or group study, each chapter features a statement of the article, a brief commentary, and questions for further discussion.
The Seventh Resurrection
Daniel Carr & Martin Winslow
On several occasions, God empowered one of his servants to do mighty works that highlighted the truth of God’s word. Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha come to mind as we think of such signs in the Old Testament. Did you know that six of those miracles, prior to Jesus, resulted in someone rising from the dead?
The Seventh Resurrection takes you on a journey through these six episodes of God overcoming death, leading up to the glorious event of Easter. Readers will spend six days with each event, exploring the excitement, hope, and power of each event as it foreshadows Jesus’ resurrection.
The design of this book is for readers to utilize this study during the season of Lent as they prepare to celebrate Easter.
Renew & Resound
A 40-Day Guide to Renewal
One-size-fits-all solutions don’t exist for church revitalization and replanting. Each church and its context is unique. Yet, one component remains essential in every effort: spiritual renewal. Facilities, leadership, ministry, and a host of other issues may need to be addressed, but apart from a move of the Holy Spirit to renew the people of God through the power of the gospel, we have no hope.
Every church seeking to resound in fresh ways for God’s glory and the good of its community must begin by relying on the Lord to renew it spiritually and provide clarity for its future direction.
This guide has been developed by Missouri Baptist pastors and associational leaders for the sake of cultivating spiritual renewal and healthy churches. This 40-day journey provides six daily devotions per week (Monday-Saturday), and a weekly challenge to engage as you gather with your church.
How Do I Retire?
Richard L. Baker
How Do I Retire? helps you assess your current financial situation, articulate retirement goals, discover a plan that’s right for you, and take positive steps now to prepare for what could be the most fulfilling days of your life.
What Every Christian Should Know About Satan
What Every Christian Should Know About Satan explores biblical names and titles that reveal the evil one’s character, tactics, and ultimate destiny.
The Seventh Birthday
Martin Winslow & Daniel Carr
The Seventh Birthday unpacks 7 momentous birthdays in a compelling series of advent devotionals.
Elephants in the Church
We’ve all heard the expression, “The elephant in the room.” But what happens when elephants come to church?
Jesus Before Bethlehem
Jesus Before Bethlehem explores dozens of Old Testament appearances by a figure often called “the angel of the LORD.”
One Church All People
One Church, All People offers pastors, Bible study teachers, and interested lay leaders a practical guide that shows how racial and cultural diversities reflect the heart of God.
What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity
What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity explores the biblical foundation of belief in one true and living God, who exists as three distinct, but inseparable, co-equal, co-eternal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation
What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation explores twelve Bible terms that describe God’s gracious work of rescuing us from sin.
What Every Christian Should Know About the Afterlife
What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife briefly addresses what the Bible says about death, judgment, heaven, hell, and much more.
The Last Apologist
The Last Apologist is a thought-provoking commentary and study guide through the book of Jude.
What Every Christian Should Know About Islam
What Every Christian Should Know About Islam offers a brief overview of this 1,400-year-old religion and seeks to answer key questions about Islam from a biblical perspective.
What Every Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction
What Every Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction offers a brief overview of the Bible’s clear teachings on homosexuality, and how Christians can express Christ-like love for our LGBT friends.
The Apologist's Tool Kit (3rd Edition)
The Apologist’s Tool Kit 3rd Edition is an easy-to-read reference that equips you to defend the Christian faith with gentleness and respect.
A Cooperative Program Children’s Activity Book
Let’s Share! is a 16-page booklet that teaches grade schoolers about the Cooperative Program, which funds Southern Baptist mission work in Missouri, across North America, and around the world. Featuring stories, puzzles, and quizzes, Let’s Share! is an excellent resource for Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and other activities where kids learn about missionaries, cooperation, and sharing Jesus with people all around us.
Activities include: What Is a Missionary; International Missions; North American Missions; Missouri Missions Organizations; Watch Your Gifts Grow; A Cooperative Program Crossword; Who Can Help; and How Missions Organizations Serve Others.
Missouri Baptist churches can order free copies of this book using the link below. Others can purchase copies by phone (800.736.6227 ext. 303) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for just $2 apiece plus shipping.