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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Dec04

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the Christmas/Advent season is in full bloom, BaptistMessenger.com is sharing this article series by Keith Getty to help readers learn more about the great carols that are being sung this time of year. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 12, an article will be published each day. The Baptist Messenger hopes this series will enrich the holiday season for you, as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Dec...

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Dec03

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the Christmas/Advent season is in full bloom, BaptistMessenger.com is sharing this article series by Keith Getty to help readers learn more about the great carols that are being sung this time of year. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 12, an article will be published each day. The Baptist Messenger hopes this series will enrich the holiday season for you, as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Dec...

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10 Christmas carols to celebrate and share the Savior of the world
Dec02

10 Christmas carols to celebrate and share the Savior of the world

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the Christmas/Advent season is in full bloom, BaptistMessenger.com is sharing this article series by Keith Getty to help readers learn more about the great carols that are being sung this time of year. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 12, an article will be published each day. The Baptist Messenger hopes this series will enrich the holiday season for you, as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ...

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Foster Care: A call to action for Oklahoma Baptists
Nov18

Foster Care: A call to action for Oklahoma Baptists

“Someone really needs to do something about that.” How many times have we seen a need and had that thought? We know something needs to be done but think someone else should do it. Maybe we think we are too busy, or there is someone else who is better equipped. We can always come up with reasons why someone else needs to do something, but when will we step up and meet the need? The truth is that God has called us to do something about...

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Praying for your witness
Oct14

Praying for your witness

King Jesus has called all of us to be witnesses for Him. He told His first disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” (Mark 16:15). The word translated “preach” simply means “to proclaim.” Unfortunately, many of us struggle to witness. I personally believe that our breakdown is primarily a breakdown in prayer. Consider four prayers we can pray to become more faithful and effective in this area. Pray for open doors. When...

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Showing your appreciation to a multi-vocational pastor
Oct01

Showing your appreciation to a multi-vocational pastor

Pastors are a gift from God to the church, and we should show our appreciation. Eph. 4:11-12 says “And He gave some to be… pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Pastors and their families are dear to my heart because they are gifts from God to the church. It was a pastor of a small church who led me to the Lord, and it was a pastor who mentored me...

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