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FIRST-PERSON: An embarrassing prayer

Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, sees confession of sin -- by Christians -- as a missing key to spiritual awakening. It's an "embarrassing prayer" to acknowledge that "I still have a problem with sin, as does my church and my nation," Kelley writes. Even so: "Praying an embarrassing prayer is much preferred to living an embarrassing life."<br>
Empty & baffled as he looked at Bible display

Vincent stood baffled in front of the numerous Bible translations at the Lifeway Christian Store on Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's campus. However, he soon experienced new birth.<br>
Bible Study: Oct. 11, 2015

This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.<br>
N.C. history museum to host Billy Graham exhibit

The North Carolina Museum of History will open a special exhibit to honor the life of Billy Graham on Nov. 6, the day before the famed evangelist's 97th birthday. The 5,000-square-foot privately-funded exhibit, "North Carolina's Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith," will be displayed at the museum in Raleigh, the state capital, through July 2016.<br>
101-year-old's salvation caps wife's 24-year prayer

Lou Warshaw prayed for 24 years that her husband George would accept Christ as his Lord and Savior. After years of refusing to give up on the hope that he would become a Christian, God answered her prayers when, at the age of 101, George made that decision and followed through with believer's baptism.
NAMB trustees approve Send Relief, IMB aid

Trustees of the North American Mission Board have approved the establishment of Send Relief -- a new compassion ministry to offer Southern Baptists opportunities to meet physical needs and serve underprivileged communities. Also during their Oct. 7 meeting, trustees approved a $4 million budget reduction in order to assist missionaries affected by the International Mission Board's budget shortfalls.<br>
Send Relief VP Melber brings 'passion, experience'

David Melber of Crossings Ministries in Kentucky was approved as senior vice president of Send Relief by North American Mission Board trustees at their Oct. 7 meeting. NAMB President Kevin Ezell said Melber's "passion, experience and his heart for people make him a great fit for this new role."<br>

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