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Perspective: Celebrate!
Nov18

Perspective: Celebrate!

I have often stated that Baptists rarely take time to celebrate victories. We always have another river to cross or another mountain to climb. But folks, it is time to step back and celebrate the work of the Lord. During the annual meeting last week, a video (one we would be glad to provide for your church) was shown regarding the remarkable progress of the facilities at Falls Creek. As you can imagine, I am immersed in Falls Creek...

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Perspective: We affirm . . .
Nov11

Perspective: We affirm . . .

This week, messengers from Oklahoma Baptist churches meet together for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) annual meeting. This gathering is a time of reflection and celebration of the past years’ work and a projection of the direction of our “Together” ministries for 2015. This meeting is also a time of affirmation. By our votes and actions, we affirm several very important beliefs. First, we affirm that we...

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Perspective: ‘Together’
Nov04

Perspective: ‘Together’

On Nov. 10-11, the Oklahoma Baptist family will gather for our annual reunion and business meeting at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. This gathering is a tremendous time of fellowship and inspiration with business sessions in between. We will hear many inspirational reports about the work of our Oklahoma Baptist family as we serve together to extend the Kingdom of God from our front door to the ends of the Earth. Fellowship is no...

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Perspective: A passionate priority
Oct28

Perspective: A passionate priority

On Oct. 20, about 300 Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) pastors and staff met to fast and pray. We came together believing that time spent in unified prayer had value. Together we worshipped, praised, confessed, interceded, cried and cried out. Many who attended expressed to me and Nick Garland, BGCO president, how good it was to step aside from other distractions and give unhindered and concentrated time to commune with...

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Perspective: Anchor support
Oct21

Perspective: Anchor support

When faced with uncertainty, I have found I often return to my roots. I love the new worship music, but find great solace in the old songs. One hymn that comes to mind in these days filled with earth-shaking news is the old gospel song, “In Times Like These.” Read these comforting lyrics, and perhaps you will find the same peace they bring to me. In times like these, we need a Savior. In times like these, we need an...

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