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Perspective:  We can do it together
Mar10

Perspective: We can do it together

We have known it to be true that generations have watched the Hand of God at work at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Year after year, for almost 100 years, God has used these conference center grounds as a place of encounter and blessings. Lives have been transformed for eternity, and the number of pastors, staff, and missionaries who have heard their call at the Creek is legion. In more recent days, God has opened His hand to...

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Perspective: Matching gift
Mar04

Perspective: Matching gift

“It was like a revival meeting!” declared several members of the BGCO Board of Directors as the February meeting concluded. Indeed, it was. Incredible reports were heard from Oklahoma Baptist University, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children and Baptist Village Communities. God is doing great things among us! Without question, the most exciting moment was the opportunity to reveal the grace of God at...

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Perspective:  Discipleship
Feb24

Perspective: Discipleship

We have read it, preached it, and memorized it. Few verses of Scripture are more familiar to the Christian than the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20). Unfortunately, those verses are also two of the least practiced verses in the Bible. Sadly, we have led many to make decisions for Christ, but have led far fewer to become disciples. Consider the large number of so-called members of the church who never darken the door of the church. Or...

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Perspective: Stick with the plan
Feb18

Perspective: Stick with the plan

Since 2010 and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Great Commission Resurgence adoption, Southern Baptists have struggled in our well-intentioned attempt to push for greater advancement of the Gospel, both in unreached regions of our nation and the world. While we declared our desire to strengthen Cooperative Program (CP) giving from the churches, there seems to be an uneasy support, even from some leaders. Much of the discussion...

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Perspective: All ministry is important
Feb10

Perspective: All ministry is important

During the Christmas season, my office received a call asking if it were true that all the money given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goes directly to the mission field. I wanted to know that I had given the correct answer, so I had a discussion with David Steverson, vice president for finance of the International Mission Board (IMB). I also needed to know if the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is accounted for in separate...

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