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Perspective: Revelation relevancy
Dec07

Perspective: Revelation relevancy

I love the book of Revelation. Some people would immediately say that I must be a real prophecy buff. They might expect me to have my eschatological charts and have pinpointed the exact timing of when the rapture, tribulation and millennium will take place. Oh, I have my own perspective on these things, but that is not why I love reading and studying the book of Revelation. To read Revelation affirms to me over and over again what a...

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Perspective: A Lottie Moon Christmas
Nov30

Perspective: A Lottie Moon Christmas

The marching orders for reaching the world with the Gospel are clear. First, the marching orders are to the church. Second, the marching orders clearly describe a movement, not just an action. Going, making disciples of all people groups, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all things He has commanded. Jesus was very clear—go and keep on going into the world carrying the Gospel. He is unequivocal in His command to the church....

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Perspective: Don’t miss Thanksgiving
Nov21

Perspective: Don’t miss Thanksgiving

The news story was so sad; a driver hit someone and then left the person in the middle of the street to die—a hit and run. Over the last few years, I feel like that is what we have done with Thanksgiving. The commercialization of Christmas hits Thanksgiving and leaves it in the middle of the road to die. If there ever was a people who ought to give thanks for the guiding and blessing hand of God, it ought to be Americans. To walk back...

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Perspective: A work greater than politics
Nov16

Perspective: A work greater than politics

The dust has begun to settle after one of the most divisive and vitriolic presidential elections in American history. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States of America. The American people have spoken. Among conservative Christians, there was, and I suspect remains, much heartburn. If Secretary Clinton had been elected, there would still be the same heartburn. There were certainly Trump supporters among...

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Perspective: Come celebrate our legacy
Nov09

Perspective: Come celebrate our legacy

Next week, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) holds its annual meeting at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. These annual get-togethers are marked by fellowship, inspiration and business. Oklahoma Baptists come together to celebrate the mighty works of God through Baptists during the year past and look with vision and excitement to God’s direction in the year ahead. The theme this year is “Legacy of Faith,” and the theme...

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