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The Greatest Gift of All

The Greatest Gift of All Every year I agonize over which gifts to buy my children for Christmas. It isn’t always easy to find the perfect present or group of presents for them. I have to take into account their unique interests, their current ages…
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Colin Kaepernick and Nike: Believe in . . . Something?

Colin Kaepernick and Nike: Believe in . . . Something? The new ad campaign from Nike has attracted an enormous amount of social media attention. Pictured in the ad is Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who ignited a firestorm of controversy two years ago with his decision to kneel…
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The Need for a Regular Baptist Commentary Series

The Need for a Regular Baptist Commentary Series There is a fascinating account in Nehemiah 8. The seventy years of captivity in Babylon are over. Cyrus has decreed the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and many have answered that call. Now, we read, the returnees…
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GARBC Conference Children’s Program 2018

GARBC Conference Children’s Program 2018 Children at the GARBC Conference have been going through the Kids4Truth Clubs 10th doctrinal theme, “God’s Purpose for His Children.” “We have had an extremely fast-paced program where the children are learning and reciting truths from an entire doctrinal theme,”…
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Regular Baptist Press 2019 VBS Available for Preorder

Regular Baptist Press 2019 VBS Available for Preorder ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—The 2019 Regular Baptist Press Vacation Bible School, Giddyup Junction: Taking God’s Love to New Frontiers, is available for preorder at www.rbpVBS.org/2019. Giddyup Junction features a western theme built around John 15:3, “Greater love hath no man than…
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Happy Easter from RBP

Happy Easter from RBP Picture the scene: an empty, uninviting tomb, hewn from the rock. It is utterly dark and dank and desolate. Its only occupant is a bloodied and battered corpse that has been wrapped in cloths and laid on a stone slab.…
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Reflections on Billy Graham, Fundamentalism, and the Legacy of a Godly Man

Reflections on Billy Graham, Fundamentalism, and the Legacy of a Godly Man by David Gunn Billy Graham was a remarkable man. He was known the world over not only as a passionate gospel preacher, but also as a pastor to presidents and as something of a statesman, the public face of evangelicalism.…
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No Greater Friend

No Greater Friend There is a profound statement in John 13:1. As the gospel narrative prepares to transition from the days of Jesus’ general ministry to the final hours of His life, the apostle records of Jesus that “having loved His own who…
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Cutting through the Chaos

Cutting through the Chaos Is it just me, or has life become a lot more chaotic lately? Every day, the news cycle is a veritable avalanche of scandal, catastrophe, and drama. The airwaves and smartphone screens are chockablock full of bad news and ill…
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Merry Christmas from RBP

Merry Christmas from RBP The late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia had a story he liked to tell about his graduation from Georgetown University in 1957. In those days, Georgetown required its baccalaureate students to pass a comprehensive oral exam in their chosen major…
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Children’s Program at the GARBC Conference

Children’s Program at the GARBC Conference Marrena Ralph, clubs program specialist for Kids4Truth Clubs, and a team of children’s workers ministered to children at the 2017 GARBC Conference. “This week it has been our joy and privilege to work with the children and to use the…
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Successful Sunday Morning Discipleship

Successful Sunday Morning Discipleship Opening with Psalm 78, Alan Wilson, the U.S. field coordinator for Regular Baptist Press, shared with his audience the importance of Sunday School. He began with an intriguing question, “What qualities does a baseball player have if he is a…
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Intentionality of Discipleship

Intentionality of Discipleship Have you ever heard it said, or even said this yourself, “Spiritual maturity is a natural by-product of a believer in Christ.” That statement is true in a sense, but it is like saying, “I will be lean and fit…
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Introducing the New Testament Exposition Commentary

Introducing the New Testament Exposition Commentary On Wednesday evening of the GARBC conference, Daniel Davey, president of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, announced an exciting new publishing initiative. Davey is partnering with Regular Baptist Press to develop the New Testament Exposition Commentary series (NTEC). The series will…
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RBP Hosts Rock-Climbing Event

RBP Hosts Rock-Climbing Event There were plenty of smiles and excitement all around as kids of all ages took the climbing wall challenge during a Regular Baptist Press–sponsored event Wednesday afternoon. The event was intended, in part, to highlight the unveiling of the 2018…
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Powerful Midweek Programs

Powerful Midweek Programs Marrena Ralph presented a well-attended module on the topic “Powerful Midweek Programs” at the GARBC conference. She explained that teaching systematic theology to kids isn’t just possible: it’s critical to cultivating a healthy children’s ministry. Kids4Truth is a program that…
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Introducing VBS 2018: Camp Moose-on-the-Loose

Introducing VBS 2018: Camp Moose-on-the-Loose Get into the great outdoors in 2018 with RBP’s Camp Moose-on-the-Loose: Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness. This VBS theme warms children to God’s forgiveness, like a warm campfire after a day filled with adventure. All the VBS activities are designed so…
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RBP Holds Second Annual “Late Night” Reception

RBP Holds Second Annual “Late Night” Reception The fellowship hall of Harvest New Beginnings was bursting at the seams Tuesday evening, June 28, during the GARBC Conference as a large crowd attended the second annual “Late Night with RBP.” The reception featured trivia games, prizes, desserts, and…
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Big Crowds Attend RBP Reception

Big Crowds Attend RBP Reception A maxed-out crowd enjoyed ice cream, games and prizes during the Regular Baptist Press reception on Monday night. “Late Night with RBP” kicked-off immediately following the evening session with a sundae bar, brownies, and lemonade. What started off with only…
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