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Rite of passage: J+0=E
Nov13

Rite of passage: J+0=E

The crops hadn’t been too good that year, and the offerings were down. The small, country Baptist church struggled to keep its doors open and pay the bills. For a long time, the church had wanted to install indoor plumbing. The old outhouse was getting rickety, and the people who came to visit were put out that the church hadn’t moved with the times. As the leader of the congregation, the pastor struggled with how he could best help...

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The house two churches built
Nov12

The house two churches built

  Two Oklahoma City churches, Emmaus and Exchange Avenue, teamed up to help a family in need of a more secure living condition. The family of two adults and five children was living in a rundown house of about 700 square feet, according to Jim Lehew, associate pastor of Oklahoma City, Emmaus. Lehew said they learned about the family through a ministry of which members of Emmaus and Exchange Avenue participate, helping school-aged...

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Disaster Relief Appreciation Sunday to be observed Nov. 11
Nov08

Disaster Relief Appreciation Sunday to be observed Nov. 11

ALPHARETTA, Ga.—For more than 50 years, Southern Baptists have provided disaster relief to the United States and its territories after the gravest of tragedies. Whether it is major natural disasters that affect millions or localized events that hit small communities, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers regularly arrive to bring help, healing and hope to those impacted.   On Sun., Nov. 11, Southern Baptists will...

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Oklahoma Baptists will gather to bring Him glory
Nov08

Oklahoma Baptists will gather to bring Him glory

EDMOND – The 112th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will take place at Edmond, First, Nov. 12-13. The meeting will feature various times of business, fellowship and worship, under the theme “To Him Be the GLORY in the Church,” based on Eph. 3:20-21. The Oklahoma Pastors’ Conference and Missions Celebration will commence prior to the BGCO Annual Meeting. Both events begin at 9 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 12....

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Messenger Insight 323 – James Emery White on reaching the lost
Nov07

Messenger Insight 323 – James Emery White on reaching the lost

Hear popular author and pastor Dr. James Emery White discuss evangelism and the church. To learn more about White’s session at the upcoming State Evangelism Conference, visit sec.okbaptist.com. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/10/31154609/Messenger-Insight-323-Dr.-James-Emery-White.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (21.3MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play |...

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Rite of passage: First lap
Nov06

Rite of passage: First lap

My inspiration for carrying the cross up Mount Kilimanjaro a few years ago came to me through a man named Keith Wheeler. I have known Keith for a long time, and he is one of my favorite missionary speakers. Several years ago, I was talking to Keith about my upcoming 40th anniversary of entering the ministry. I asked him, “How do you thank Jesus for allowing you to represent Him around the world?” Keith looked at me with those steely...

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