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Encourage: A prayer for Oklahoma Baptists
Nov21

Encourage: A prayer for Oklahoma Baptists

If you were unable to participate in our Annual Meeting last week, I want to make sure you know what took place. There were resolutions, reports, budgets, videos and votes. We experienced powerful times of preaching and singing and celebrating—all of it was important. But there are two aspects in particular I want to make sure you know. First, on Tuesday evening, Oklahoma Baptists participated in a one-of-a-kind International Mission...

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Encourage: Advance
Nov08

Encourage: Advance

Advance is the theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists. We will gather on Nov. 11-12 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Please make every effort to participate in this important year for our cooperative work. What is our work? We encourage one another to advance the Gospel. The Gospel is the Good News of Jesus Christ. Paul employs the idea of the advance of the Gospel. “Now I want you to know, brethren, that my...

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Encourage: Support and challenge
Oct18

Encourage: Support and challenge

Oklahoma Baptists will gather at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, Nov. 11-12, for our Annual Meeting. This is an important year for our cooperative work. I invite you to come and participate, even if you do not normally do so. As we move toward our meeting, let’s continue to reflect on the reason why we work together. We encourage one another to advance the Gospel. In my previous article, we have already considered the vital significance...

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Encourage: ‘WE’ are Oklahoma Baptists
Oct08

Encourage: ‘WE’ are Oklahoma Baptists

On November 11-12, Oklahoma Baptists will gather at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs for our Annual Meeting. I hope you will come and participate, even if you have not in the past. This is an important year for us. As we move toward the Annual Meeting, I want to reflect on the reason why we exist. Our mission is simple: We encourage one another to advance the Gospel. Consider the three primary building blocks of our mission: 1) We, 2)...

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Encourage: Acknowledging attendance
Aug19

Encourage: Acknowledging attendance

I took a leisurely stroll to the park recently. The pace was set by George, my two-year-old grandson, who held my finger when he was so inclined. It was the best hour I have spent in a long while. From time to time, something would catch George’s attention—a puddle, a pile of leaves, the cracks in the sidewalk, dirt of any sort. An army of ants captured his attention for a full five minutes (Impressive, for a two-year-old boy). The...

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