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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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Perspective: Standing on the Word
Oct14

Perspective: Standing on the Word

The dramatic non-decision by the Supreme Court of the United States marks one of the most historic events in American history. Because the Supreme Court refused to hear cases from the lower courts, which had struck down laws prohibiting same-sex marriage in several states, same-sex marriage became legal immediately in those states. Same-sex marriage will now become the rule of law in America. This non-decision was one of the most...

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Perspective: Toward spiritual awakening
Oct07

Perspective: Toward spiritual awakening

It was October of 1904 when a young man by the name of Evan Roberts asked his pastor if he could preach a message God had placed on his heart. Roberts, though young, had been praying for several years that God would send a mighty revival in his land of Wales. On that October night, the preacher told him he could preach to whoever would remain after he, the pastor, had preached. Roberts preached to 17 people that night. It was an...

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Perspective: The sound of silence
Sep30

Perspective: The sound of silence

I challenge you to try an experiment. Find a place, turn off all sound, sit, and listen. You will hear something you rarely hear—silence. Consider that silence can be good. There is something about silence that centers the soul and purifies the mind. Also consider that, at other times, silence is not so good. Frankly, silence would be the appropriate word to describe the vast majority of believers today. Silent when it comes to...

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