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Jim Channell heats up airwaves in SW Florida

“With God before us, who could possibly stand against us?” the voice on the radio bellows each weekday morning. Thousands of Southwest Floridians have started their day with him for more than a decade. Halfway around the globe, people are listening to his voice as he talks about the history of contemporary Christian music. Meanwhile, […]

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The Embassy reaches out to youth at Restoration Church

A monstrous base blared in the foreground, electronic instruments simulated a loose melody and rapid-fire lyrics and street talk boomed from the stage in Naples recently. But all this noise was not streaming from a nightclub; it came from a church. And the rap, rhythm and rhymes were all centered on one thing – glorifying […]

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Reaching out to Immokalee

The workers wore T-shirts reading: “1st Annual Immokalee Family Outreach,” with the words of John 3:16 written in English, Creole and Spanish. Saturday, Feb. 21 was a long day for everyone, but in the end 500 people were fed, 92 accepted the Lord, hundreds were prayed over and lasting relationships were formed. This is what […]

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Experts give churches safety pointers after pastor’s murder

In light of the shooting that killed Illinois pastor Fred Winters March 8, some might ask, “What’s a church to do?” Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., was preaching when a man walked down the aisle, pulled out a gun and fatally shot Winters in the chest. Two security officers at Southern […]

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Congress & forced abortions in China

Congress has rejected attempts to retain a pro-life policy that bars federal funding for organizations that support coercive abortion programs overseas. The Senate defeated an amendment March 5 that would have restored the policy, known as the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, to the $410 billion omnibus spending bill under consideration. The House of Representatives also rejected an […]

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Be anxious for nothing, not even the economy

Many people today find themselves wondering, “Why should I stay positive when we are in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and people are losing their homes and jobs? Why stay invested in the stock market when it seems like the losses keep mounting day after day?” These questions are not easy to answer. […]

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Missionaries from around the globe meet up at Spanish River Church

If you’re interested in missions or church planting, you’ll want to check out Spanish River Church’s annual Global Outreach Conference May 1–6 in Boca Raton. The conference includes sessions geared for pastors, missions leaders and seminary students and also offers a missions expo open to the public after church services on Saturday, May 2 and […]

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A club to curb cussing

He has received more than 60,000 pieces of hate mail in the past seven weeks, and profanity-laced e-mails daily fill his inbox. Teaming with the torrent of written abuse has been scores of threatening voice messages. Given the quantity of ridicule being heaped on this person, you might conclude that he is a serial killer […]

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Golf tournament honors memory of slain student

First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach will host its 14th annual Sonja Larson Golf Tournament, Saturday, April 25 at the Palms Golf Course at Palm Aire Country Club. This fundraising tournament is held each year to provide scholarships for members of the church who wish to continue their education and to honor the memory of […]

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