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Encourage: Challenge and opportunities
Sep13

Encourage: Challenge and opportunities

The challenges we have faced in 2020 remind us that we live in a broken world. As Christians, this should come as no surprise. Jesus Himself told us that in this world, we will have trouble. But He said we should “take heart,” because He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Jesus also teaches us to embrace brokenness as opportunity for the Gospel. This year’s Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering seeks to embrace brokenness...

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Encourage: Focus on fundamentals
Aug30

Encourage: Focus on fundamentals

Chuck Swindoll has often told the story of Thomas Henry Huxley, a famous 19th Century intellectual who was known for attacking biblical Christianity. After a lecture one day he stepped into a horse drawn taxi for a ride to the train station. Assuming that the driver has been instructed where to go, Huxley simply barks the order, “Hurry. Drive very fast!” Huxley then leans back into his seat and rests his eyes for a bit. When he...

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Encourage: A ‘nonplussed’ world
Aug15

Encourage: A ‘nonplussed’ world

“We come to this convention in the midst of turmoil; turmoil that is political, commercial, social, educational and religious.” These words come from the Executive Committee report to the Annual Meeting of Oklahoma Baptists in 1925. Luke Homes, pastor of Tishomingo, First, brought them to my attention. Brother Homes reminded me that, “This is not the first Annual Meeting that Oklahoma Baptists came to with uncertainty.” Brother Holmes...

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Encourage: A storm is brewing
Jul23

Encourage: A storm is brewing

When the weatherman shows a storm coming your way, you prepare. You pull the cars into the garage, put the tractor in the barn, take care of the livestock, cancel the ballgame and pick up the lawn chairs and the kid’s toys from the yard. You protect your property, your pets and your people, while taking timely action. There is a storm brewing this fall. If I had a giant siren, I would sound it. All the conditions are right and ripe...

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Encourage: A psalm when we feel clueless
Jul13

Encourage: A psalm when we feel clueless

I want to make a confession to all Oklahoma Baptists: I feel as clueless as a small child. This year has made my head spin. As we enter the second half of 2020, I am more confused, not less. We are trying to make decisions about starting schools, playing sports, holding events, balancing budgets; in general, about how to finish the year. Yet, so often we are confronted by a simple reality: We just don’t know. Psalm 131 comes to my...

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