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Churches ‘SOW’ Gospel seeds in Wynnewood
Jul20

Churches ‘SOW’ Gospel seeds in Wynnewood

WYNNEWOOD—Farmers in Oklahoma understand the best time of years to sow seed to get the best results. A collection of churches near Wynnewood recently teamed up to sow seeds of the Gospel. The Serve Over Wynnewood (or “S.O.W.”) Week took place June 9-12 and included several churches, including Wynnewood, First; Pauls Valley, Trinity; Sulphur, Crossway. The week included times of worship, service evangelism and more. “We had 75...

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Double Duty, Double Blessing:  Sponsor takes time to serve at CrossTimbers, Falls Creek
Jun20

Double Duty, Double Blessing: Sponsor takes time to serve at CrossTimbers, Falls Creek

Growing up as an Oklahoma Baptist, Jon Doyle is no stranger to Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, having attended the summer youth weeks in the 1980s. Years later, as a married father of two students who will be attending Falls Creek this summer, Doyle wants to give back and serve as a sponsor. The civil engineer and his wife Lisa reside in Edmond and are active members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, for whom Doyle will be a...

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Sword & trowel: On freedom
Jun20

Sword & trowel: On freedom

With the Fourth of July drawing near, Americans will soon be recognizing and celebrating the freedom we enjoy in this great land. We should, though, remind ourselves more often than one day a year at what a high price that freedom was won, and what we can do with it. Like many of you, I cannot express enough appreciation or admiration for the men and women who have served in uniform. We the people of the United States are truly...

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Rummage proclaims victory in Jesus ‘because of the cross,’ in annual sermon
Jun12

Rummage proclaims victory in Jesus ‘because of the cross,’ in annual sermon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)—Stephen Rummage, pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, proclaimed the power and promises Christians have in Jesus Christ “because of the cross,” during the annual sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) 2019 Annual Meeting, June 12. Preaching out of Colossians chapter 2, Rummage emphasized that “every person is on one side of the cross or the other—the lost side or the saved side.” He said, “If you...

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Sword & trowel: Is Sunday still special?
Jun06

Sword & trowel: Is Sunday still special?

A recent LifeWay Research Poll indicated that “77 percent of churchgoers say they take an intentional day of rest, and most do so on Sunday.” This idea of a Sabbath dates back to the Old Testament, even to the Creation week itself. Societies and nations impacted by Christianity almost always have viewed Sunday as special. In America, however, we are seeing Sunday is increasingly treated like any other day. We see this through little...

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