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BGCO Board approves Baptist Messenger changes for 2019
Sep20

BGCO Board approves Baptist Messenger changes for 2019

DAVIS—During the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) September Board of Directors meeting at Falls Creek, board members approved significant changes to the print edition of the Baptist Messenger that will take effect in January 2019. In a move that trimmed the budget and also expanded opportunities to focus on its growing digital publication, BGCO Board members voted that as of January 2019, the Baptist Messenger print...

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Messenger Insight 316 – Family Talk with Russell Moore
Sep18

Messenger Insight 316 – Family Talk with Russell Moore

Hear Dr. Moore talk about the upcoming ERLC National Conference and about his new book, The Storm-Tossed Family. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/09/18094919/Messenger-Insight-317-Dr.-Russell-Moore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.5MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Rite of passage: Perfectly imperfect
Sep18

Rite of passage: Perfectly imperfect

When my wife and I go to the grocery store, she doesn’t like me to shadow her. She knows I will throw non-list items into her cart that she deems unnecessary. “We don’t need these cookies; we have plenty at home,” she will say. “But we don’t have any like these,” I argue. “I have never tried the lavender dark chocolate chip kind.” Then we begin to negotiate. “When you finish the picante dark chocolate chip cookies you bought last...

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Caleb comes home: Freeman family and church celebrate his progress
Sep17

Caleb comes home: Freeman family and church celebrate his progress

  NEWCASTLE—Caleb Freeman has returned home. News spread throughout the Oklahoma City area and beyond when the son of Newcastle, First’s pastor Jeremy Freeman made his Aug. 26 appearance in his home church. Caleb experienced an acute brain injury from a December 2017 car accident in Norman. The Baptist Messenger, as well as other news outlets and especially social media, reported updates on his condition, which included stops at the...

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Christian health: Daily breakfast for good health
Sep16

Christian health: Daily breakfast for good health

Spending time with the Lord, reading our Bible and praying, first thing in the morning is the best way to start a new day. It is spiritual food for spiritual health. Mark 1:35 says “And in the early morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there.” We grow in our walk with the Lord when we spend time with Him. We also need food for physical health. Breakfast is defined as...

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Conventional Thinking: Just 40 days
Sep14

Conventional Thinking: Just 40 days

Moses spent 40 days face-to-face with God on Mount Sinai (Ex. 34:28). Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, fasting and praying (Matt. 4:1-11). Starting later this month, pro-life Christians across the country and other parts of the world will likewise spend 40 days focused on one godly goal: praying for an end to abortion. Yes, the 40 Days for Life, which is a cross-denominational peaceful prayer effort focused on saving unborn...

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