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When is enough, enough? or how many churches does Oklahoma need?
Nov08

When is enough, enough? or how many churches does Oklahoma need?

How many churches does Oklahoma need? This question is often asked and is always appropriate. And I believe it can be answered in a way that will help each of us understand why we as Oklahoma Baptists have a strong commitment to starting many more churches in our state. First, I want to tell you a short story that I think will help us answer the question. Leslie Newbigin was a missionary to India for nearly 40 years. A gifted...

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Beaches in Bangladesh? No, but fields ready to harvest
Sep06

Beaches in Bangladesh? No, but fields ready to harvest

This summer, our family vacationed in Bangladesh. “Are there beaches in Bangladesh?” you might ask. No, there are no beaches, but there are lots and lots of people, and few of them know anything about Jesus. Our summer vacation was a mission trip to Bangladesh, and it was all that we had hoped it would be. Our teenage sons were exposed to spiritual darkness on a scale they had never experienced, and they also had the...

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Where there is life, there is hope!
Aug02

Where there is life, there is hope!

Nashoba Valley Church was sinking fast with little hope of survival. Nestled back in the trees, unable to be seen from rural Highway 144 passing nearby, the church had dwindled to three ladies who attended faithfully. There was no water in the church house because of leaky pipes, but there was water on the church floor because of a leaky roof. With no money and no pastor, what could these dear women do? They did what they could. They...

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Reaching the lost in Oklahoma – The inherited church
May10

Reaching the lost in Oklahoma – The inherited church

Each year, Forbes Magazine publishes a list of the richest people in the world. It is interesting to note the variety in this year’s list, from variety in types of businesses in which the wealthy came into their kingdoms, to the variety of nations in which they live.But the matter that stands out most is this: the wealthiest among us are self-made billionaires. Their wealth may have come from computer software, insurance...

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Sharing Jesus ACROSS Oklahoma
Apr26

Sharing Jesus ACROSS Oklahoma

Ten new believers were baptized by Duke, First following the church’s ACROSS Oklahoma gospel seed-sowing effort! Members of the church visited homes on Saturday, leaving gospel presentations at each home and inviting residents to revival services that began the following day. God poured forth his Spirit, and 10 came forward for baptism, ranging from 10-74 years in age. And Duke doesn’t even have a pastor! Others that First...

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