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2020 State Missions Offering emphasis kicks off
Aug13

2020 State Missions Offering emphasis kicks off

The Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) emphasis for 2020, which culminates in the week of prayer (Sept. 6-13), has begun in churches across Oklahoma. Oklahoma Baptists women’s and missions ministry office is distributing SMO promotional materials to churches, which include prayer points, video resources, children’s missions activities and more. The SMO statewide goal has been set at $1.2 million and funds multiple...

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Daniel, the peacemaker
Jul28

Daniel, the peacemaker

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matt. 5:9). With the social unrest we see in communities across the nation, as well as everyday rancor online, I’m praying that God will raise up more peacemakers. What do peacemakers look like, amid un-peaceful times? Let’s look at a few insights from the life of someone who dealt with tense, dangerous and tumultuous times: Daniel. Persistent, not...

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Sword & trowel: Halftime huddle
Jul26

Sword & trowel: Halftime huddle

With more than half of the calendar year complete, many are already calling 2020 an “annus horribilis,” a Latin phrase once used by the Queen of England that means “horrible year.” Perhaps the first six months of 2020 for you or your church have been especially rough. In addition to all of the Coronavirus issues and social upheaval, there still are a staggering number of people facing economic hardships or other personal problems....

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Sword & trowel: The sound of silence
Jul14

Sword & trowel: The sound of silence

I am encouraged to see more pastors and Christians step forward and speak out for racial justice (and against racial injustice). I myself realize that I previously had been too silent, or at least too hesitant, to speak on these important issues. My hesitation did not really help anybody or anything. The Bible, meanwhile, has much to say about speaking up for the oppressed. Prov. 31:8-9 says “Speak up for those who cannot speak for...

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A Supreme failure
Jun30

A Supreme failure

On June 29, the United States Supreme Court dealt another devastating blow in the cause to protect unborn life and bring an ultimate end to abortion in America. “In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court failed to prioritize the health and safety of women over the profits of the abortion industry by striking down reasonable medical regulations for abortion clinics in Louisiana,” one source said. Chief Justice John Roberts, who was nominated...

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