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A celebration of ‘goers and senders’: Oklahoma Baptists to host IMB Sending Celebration Nov. 12
Oct17

A celebration of ‘goers and senders’: Oklahoma Baptists to host IMB Sending Celebration Nov. 12

“As they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ Then after they had fasted, prayed and laid hands on them, they sent them off” (Acts 13:2-3). Next month, Oklahoma Baptists will observe a similar event that happened with the church at Antioch, involving the sending of appointed international missionaries. In conjunction with the Annual...

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Ministry wives event highlights the Gospel & ‘biblical hospitality’
Oct15

Ministry wives event highlights the Gospel & ‘biblical hospitality’

“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10 CSB). TULSA—Ministry wives gathered from around the state at Tulsa, First on Sept. 20-21 for a retreat designed to honor and encourage ministry wives as they serve in their local churches. These women play a valuable and unique role in the life of the church, utilizing their gifts to serve others. The keynote...

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Messenger Insight 348 – Vietnam & Missions
Oct14

Messenger Insight 348 – Vietnam & Missions

Hear author and missionary Dr. Sam James share how the Gospel has advanced in Vietnam through the years. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2019/10/14163438/Messenger-Insight-348-Dr.-Sam-James.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (38.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify |...

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Man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier
Oct11

Man baptized at church he vandalized 6 months earlier

CONWAY, Ark. (BP)—Feb. 28, 2019 was one of the worst days of 23-year-old Brenton Winn’s life. But it paved the way for one of the best. Angry at God after he relapsed from an addiction to methamphetamines despite spending time at a faith-based recovery program, Winn knew nothing about Conway, Ark., Central, when he broke in that February evening. High on drugs, Winn went on a rampage and destroyed $100,000 of church property,...

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Buddhist finds Christ at Silicon Valley church plant
Oct10

Buddhist finds Christ at Silicon Valley church plant

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BP)—On Father’s Day 2017, Sophie Nguyen found herself in San Jose, close to 2,000 miles from her father back home in Granger, Ind. Nguyen and her boyfriend had moved across the United States to the Silicon Valley the year before. Since it was her first Father’s Day without her dad nearby, she took up a friend on his invitation to Eden Church. Nguyen knew little about Christianity and didn’t...

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Lottie Moon Offering totals $156.6 million
Oct08

Lottie Moon Offering totals $156.6 million

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Southern Baptist church members gave $156.6 million to support international missionaries in 2018-2019, the third-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions ever received. “Because you and your church gave through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, you are a part of reaching the unreached in every nation,” said International Mission Board (IMB) President Paul Chitwood. “When...

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