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ABN edition for October 30, 2014

Alcohol measure to be included on Nov. ballot

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a challenge to a Nov. 4 ballot proposal, which if approved by voters will legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties without local government approval.

The state’s highest court denied a petition Oct. 16 from opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment, who had asked for it to be removed from the general ballot, the Arkansas News Bureau reported. The high court rejected arguments that supporters missed a deadline to submit signatures and that the ballot language did not sufficiently explain the proposal.

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Floyd: Stand with Houston pastors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Baptists must let their voices be heard, said Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd.

Floyd is one of several speakers from across the nation slated to speak Nov. 2 at the “I Stand Sunday” simulcast hosted by Family Research Council and other partners. The event is being held in response to five Houston ministers being issued subpoenas by the city’s attorney that asked they turn over sermons and other pastoral communications.

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Seniors gather to pray for revival and awakening

HOT SPRINGS – The presence of God was evident at Hot Springs Baptist Church Oct. 9-10 as 200 seniors and guests gathered to pray for revival and spiritual awakening at the Senior Adult Prayer Gathering.

The day-and-a-half event was moderated by Don Moore, former Arkansas pastor and retired executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). Prayer time by attendees was prefaced by biblical insights from a number of Arkansas ministers. Worship times were led by Bart Morrison, minister of music at Hot Springs Baptist Church.

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Thanksgiving Offering benefits Children’s Home

HARRISON – Sixteen-year-old Carson* admits his life was headed in the wrong direction before he arrived at the Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch earlier this year.

“I was doing things that I should not have been doing, ... and my life was not very good,” said Carson, one of 32 residents of the Harrison ranch, a ministry of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes).

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Here's what you missed in the 10/30 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Alcohol measure to be included on Nov. ballot
- Floyd: Stand with Houston pastors
- Seniors gather to pray for revival and awakening
- Thanksgiving Offering benefits Children's Home
- ABN Digest: Patterson cleared in Muslim student dispute
- ABN Digest: 'Greatest world threats' detailed on Pew survey
- Cross Church college ministry in yearlong revival
- Mason encouraged by God's work in Arkansas
ABN Digest: Former IMB missionary pleads guilty to fraud
ABN Digest: Transgender firings spur Obama lawsuits
- Pressing On: It's time Christians stand firm for what they believe
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- 'Houston, we have a (1st Amendment) problem'
- Baptists Ask: What distinguishes Baptists from other denominations?
- Uncovered Dish: Expected rest
- Answering His Call: A lesson from recent weather-related tragedies
- Briarwood Baptist, Cabot, dedicates 10-year building project
- Al Mohler speaks at Levy Baptist's 'Baptist History Day'
- Engage24 encourages evangelism
- Todd, oldest living member of Palestine Baptist, celebrates 100 years
- Camp Siloam hosts Hold Fast youth retreat Oct. 17-19
- Little River Baptist Association celebrates centennial
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: Spurgeon legacy flourishes at Southern Baptist seminaries

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