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State Missions Offering: How to get involved
Aug19

State Missions Offering: How to get involved

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Matt. 25:35-36). When we see brokenness in our state, we see an opportunity for the Gospel. Through the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering, nearly 30 ministries are funded to...

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Rite of passage: Stuck in church
Aug14

Rite of passage: Stuck in church

The other day, Titus the Honorable asked me a question: “Do you remember when you and me used to go to the movies all the time?” I had to smile. Titus is only 4 years old, and I have only taken him to the movies twice. But I answered, “Yes.” “Poppy, what ever happened to that?” This kid is smart. He has already earned a Ph.D. in manipulating his Poppy. I explained to him that I wouldn’t be leaving town as much as in the past and that,...

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Broken Arrow, First excels in loving special needs families
Aug13

Broken Arrow, First excels in loving special needs families

BROKEN ARROW—Laughter and music filled the children’s area at Broken Arrow, First, July 23-27 as Champion’s Camp commenced. Short kids, tall kids, little kids and big kids filed into the church through a tunnel of sponsors and volunteers cheering and dancing every morning. Each kid was a champion. Each kid mattered. And each kid had a special need or handicap. Champion’s Camp was formed six years ago with the mission to “serve persons...

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Does your Sunday School class have ‘group halitosis’?
Aug12

Does your Sunday School class have ‘group halitosis’?

We have all been around someone with bad breath. When it becomes unbearable, we all do the same thing: we avoid that person like the plague. But even more shocking is when you discover you have bad breath. Interestingly enough, many small group Bible studies have a similar issue. New people seem to avoid your group. So how do you know if your group suffers from “group halitosis”? Does your Sunday School or small group have a...

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Encourage: Preach God’s Word
Aug08

Encourage: Preach God’s Word

The flock of God needs to be fed. This is the third article of a three-part series about the priority of preaching. We have considered together the vital importance of steadfast Bible preaching since the health and strength of our churches depend on the consistency and quality of our preaching. We need to ask the Lord to stir up our pastors to prepare, stand and deliver the Word week after week. Jesus said the Kingdom of God is like...

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Messenger Insight 311 – Deacon Ministry & the Body of Christ
Aug07

Messenger Insight 311 – Deacon Ministry & the Body of Christ

Hear author and director of missions Russell Cook talk about the powerful potential of deacon ministry. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/08/07100547/Messenger-Insight-311-Dr.-Russell-Cook.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (39.9MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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