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Sword & trowel: ‘Sending’ a message
Oct17

Sword & trowel: ‘Sending’ a message

Someone once said, the best ability is availability. Next month, Oklahoma Baptists have an excellent opportunity to bless a group of missionaries through their availability, with their very presence. Connected to the Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists on Nov. 11-12, the International Mission Board’s (IMB) Sending Celebration is set for Tuesday evening, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Oklahoma was hand-picked by...

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Caleb’s ‘incredible week’ inspires, makes national news
Oct14

Caleb’s ‘incredible week’ inspires, makes national news

NEWCASTLE—The second week of October was full of surprises—truly inspiring ones—for Caleb Freeman and his entire family, church and community. Surprises so big that state and national media sources took notice. Baptist Messenger readers have been closely following the story of Freeman, who was seriously injured in a near-fatal automobile accident in December of 2017, and has been on a long road to recovery. Reflecting on Caleb’s...

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Sword & trowel: Suicide watch & 13 reasons why (to choose life)
Oct08

Sword & trowel: Suicide watch & 13 reasons why (to choose life)

People in Evangelical Christian circles expressed heartbreak, shock and sadness at the recent news of the apparent suicide of Jarrid Wilson, a young pastor and advocate for mental health. The suicide epidemic is real. Everyone from mental health experts to Christian leaders who know God’s Word forward and backward, seem perplexed as to what is accelerating this trend. Contrary to Netflix’s damaging series “13 Reasons Why,” today I am...

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Cheering on Rachel’s Courage: Little Axe church, community rally around 15 yr.-old Leukemia patient
Oct03

Cheering on Rachel’s Courage: Little Axe church, community rally around 15 yr.-old Leukemia patient

LITTLE AXE— Under the Friday night lights in Little Axe, members of the school and community gathered rallied to cheer on a star. The star of this homecoming game, which took place on Sept. 20, was not a football player, but a young lady who has been battling cancer. One local TV reporter said, “A game ball meant more than just being passed off to the referees in a small Oklahoma town Friday night. After traveling by (medical)...

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BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek toward ‘Gospel Advance’
Sep16

BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek toward ‘Gospel Advance’

DAVIS—From summer youth weeks to retreats to special events, God continually blesses activities that take place at Falls Creek. In early September, members of the board of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) gathered at Falls Creek for a business meeting and called on God to bless ministry efforts in Oklahoma and around the world. Board members met on Sept. 10 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, voting to approve a...

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