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Powerful Prayer: Staying bold, joyful, persistent
Jul14

Powerful Prayer: Staying bold, joyful, persistent

It is hard to overstate the significance and timing of this year’s SBC Annual Convention Theme “The Third Great Awakening.” With the Supreme Court deciding against the biblical definition of marriage, praying for the next great awakening is more crucial than ever. But regardless of whether America first sees spiritual awakening or worsening consequences of rebellion, true churches can still see revival! Especially in times of...

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SEC: A statewide night of prayer set for Jan. 25, 2015
Dec01

SEC: A statewide night of prayer set for Jan. 25, 2015

World renowned spiritual awakening historian J. Edwin Orr makes the following crucial observation about the ways of God. “When God is about to send a mighty revival, He sets His people to praying.” Words cannot express my personal joy at seeing this growing reality in Oklahoma! For many years, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony Jordan and Oklahoma Baptists have had the burden...

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Powerful prayer: An urgent call to pray for the Supreme Court

On March 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the definition of marriage in the United States. If individuals, churches or nations embrace official policies that blatantly violate Scripture, it signals far more serious levels of rebellion against God.  The words of Isaiah 5:20 have direct application to the current condition of America. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”  While Christians are not to...

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Return to Me: night of prayer to embrace a movement
Jan02

Return to Me: night of prayer to embrace a movement

How glorious when God confirms that His hand is at work. Even as we have been fervently preparing for the Jan. 27 Return to Me emphasis across Oklahoma, Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, is now urging that all of this year be dedicated toward prayer and spiritual awakening. In all my years of ministry, this is among the most exciting things to come forth. Beyond question, genuine spiritual...

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Call to solemn assembly–Jan. 27, 2013
Oct15

Call to solemn assembly–Jan. 27, 2013

In 2009, then Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt issued a call for five years of annual solemn assemblies on the first Sunday of January (2010-2014). While the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Office of Prayer has published and promoted these previous three events, from the very beginning, I have sensed the year 2013 would have special significance. In light of current societal conditions, my conviction is...

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