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  • Charles Stanley

    Contributing sermons since Sep 20, 2007
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First Baptist Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia , 30338
770.234.8300

About Charles
  • Family: Dr. Charles F. Stanley, pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of InTouch Ministries, demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs by providing practical biblical truths for everyday life. Modeling his ministry after the apostle Paul’s message to the Ephesians, Dr. Stanley believes that: " . . . Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love" (Acts 20:24 LB). Dr. Stanley’s earliest childhood memories are of God’s support during the difficult circumstances following the death of his father. Through the counsel and example of his godly mother and grandfather, he learned to trust and obey God’s Word. At the age of 14, Dr. Stanley received a clear call to the ministry, which later led him to earn a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, and a bachelor of divinity degree at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He then earned the degrees of master of theology and doctor of theology from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta. Always practical, Dr. Stanley often says, "I feel I cannot honestly tell you how to believe Bible truths, and put these truths to work in your life, until I have first let God work them into my own life." In 1971, Dr. Stanley became senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia. In 1972, a half-hour program was launched on an Atlanta-area television station. Looking for a practical Bible teaching program, the Christian Broadcasting Network contacted Dr. Stanley in 1978 to request the program inclusion on its new venture, a satellite distribution network to cable systems. At no cost to First Baptist Church, the broadcast grew from 16,000 local Atlanta viewers to a nationwide audience in one week. By 1982, InTouch Ministries was incorporated and began radio syndication. The InTouch program penetrated almost every major market in the United States during the 1980s, reaching more than 1 million households with the message of Christ’s sufficiency for life’s demands. Today, Dr. Stanley can be heard in every nation on earth via radio, shortwave, or television broadcasts. In the United States, the InTouch television program is seen on 204 stations and 7 satellite networks. The InTouch radio program is heard on 458 stations and via shortwave radio. The ministry continues to produce audio- and videotapes,CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, books, and an award-winning daily devotional magazine, InTouch. Dr. Stanley’s messages tackle such issues as parenting, finances, personal crises, emotions, and relationships. Instructional teaching for personal spiritual growth focuses on prayer, the character of God, fellowship through the Holy Spirit, and the Person of Jesus Christ. Dr. Stanley fervently believes the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, a belief strongly reflected in his teaching. Notable organizations and publishers have honored Dr. Stanley. In 1988, he was inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s (NRB) Hall of Fame for the consistent excellence of his broadcast and leadership in the realm of Christian television and radio. Religious Heritage of America named him Clergyman of the Year in 1989, an award that recognizes pastors who strive to make Judeo-Christian principles part of America’s daily life. In 1993, the NRB honored InTouch with the Television Producer of the Year award; and in 1999, with the Radio Program of the Year award. Recently, Thomas Nelson Publishing recognized Dr. Stanley for selling more than 3.5 million copies of his books. Dr. Stanley has also served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Stanley has authored more than 45 books, including several best sellers. Some of his titles include A Man’s Touch, Handle With Prayer, How To Listen To God, Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure, The Gift of Forgiveness, How to Keep Your Kids On Your Team, The Wonderful Spirit-Filled Life, The Source of My Strength, How To Handle Adversity, The Blessing of Brokenness, Success God’s Way, Handbook for Christian Living, Into His Presence, and When Tragedy Strikes.
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  • The Landmine Of Compromise

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 374 ratings
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    Everyone has principles they live by, but which are negotiable and which should never be set aside? The truth is, whenever Christians compromise their godly principles, they walk dangerously close to a deadly landmine.

    Landmines in the Path of the Believer Part 1: The Landmine of Compromise Summary: Everyone has principles they live by, but which are negotiable and which should never be set aside? The truth is, whenever Christians compromise their godly principles, they walk dangerously close to a ...read more

  • The Landmine Of Slothfulness

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 170 ratings
     | 20,976 views

    Some people go about their work with energy and joy, giving their best effort to every detail. Others do as little as they can, as slowly as they can, as indifferently as they can. What about you? Do you work with intensity or indifference—or somewhere i

    Landmines in the Path of the Believer Part 2: The Landmine of Slothfulness Summary: Some people go about their work with energy and joy, giving their best effort to every detail. Others do as little as they can, as slowly as they can, as indifferently as they can. What about you? Do you ...read more

  • The Landmine Of Unforgiveness

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 304 ratings
     | 43,948 views

    What was your response the last time someone hurt you? Perhaps you felt the urge to retaliate. Maybe you took no action, but instead harbored bitterness in your heart. If so, you failed to realize that you do great damage to yourself when you have an un

    Landmines in the Path of the Believer Part 3: The Landmine of Unforgiveness Summary: What was your response the last time someone hurt you? Perhaps you felt the urge to retaliate. Maybe you took no action, but instead harbored bitterness in your heart. If so, you failed to realize that ...read more

  • The Landmine Of Fear

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 183 ratings
     | 26,056 views

    Have you ever considered how your emotions affect your life? Love, for example, influences your feelings, behavior, and even your looks. The same is true of fear. It can affect your thoughts, conduct, and even your physical health. Apprehensions have th

    Landmines in the Path of the Believer Part 4: The Landmine of Fear Summary: Have you ever considered how your emotions affect your life? Love, for example, influences your feelings, behavior, and even your looks. The same is true of fear. It can affect your thoughts, conduct, and even ...read more

  • The Landmine Of Sexual Sins

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 178 ratings
     | 19,306 views

    The Bible teaches us a basic truth: Sinful activity carries serious consequences. Sexual sin is no exception. No matter what the world may want us to believe, God’s Word is clear that we are to live in purity of mind and body. Sexual sin is a devastating

    Landmines in the Path of the Believer Part 5: The Landmine of Sexual Sins Summary: The Bible teaches us a basic truth: Sinful activity carries serious consequences. Sexual sin is no exception. No matter what the world may want us to believe, God’s Word is clear that we are to live in ...read more