Illinois Baptist 03 20 2017 E Edition Page 1

Chicago An IBSA church has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Chicago, which is enforcing a zoning ordinance that won't allow the church to purchase its building near the University of Illi- nois-Chicago campus. Agonizing is how Nathan Carter , pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, described the de- cision to either seek other meeting space or file the lawsuit. His congregation has met in its current location since 2011, and was set to close on the pur- chase of the building last summer, when city officials blocked the sale because they determined Immanuel had not established legal use. Illinois Baptist Nonprofit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID Peoria, Illinois Permit No. 325 Unexpected guests with unique needs Diana Davis has fresh ideas to aid foster families P. 13 MARCH 20, 2017 Vol. 111 No. 04 News journal of the Illinois Baptist State Association Visit our new website IllinoisBaptist.org See page 3 for more addresses. IB religious liberty Church sues Chicago City tried to limit building use CARTER P. 3 PHOTO ESSAY and Easter-season observations from the Holy Land P. 7-10 BY MEREDITH FLYNN COMMENTARY Do we need another Bible translation? Nate Adams P. 2 Help wanted: mediator Reporter's Notebook, Eric Reed P. 6 Benefits of boring services Table Talk, Daniel Darling P. 13 Spring storms Disaster Relief teams called out P. 3 P. 11-12 P 11 12 Lessons that last a lifetime in focus MISSION Where Jesus walked Destroy this temple and I will raise it up again in three days, Jesus said as he drove profiteers from the temple grounds in Jerusalem. He was foreshadowing his own death, burial, and resurrection. Today at the western wall of the Temple Mount stand wailing rabbis and curious tourists who still seek the Messiah. And nearby, 56 Baptists from Illinois are on the journey of a lifetime, following their Savior's footsteps.

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