4 Reasons to Spend Time with God

After becoming a Christian, I soon learned about the importance of spending daily time with God.  I still remember a friend of mine in college who often talked about his “quiet time.”  One evening, while we were hanging out in his dorm, he shared about his discipline for reading God’s Word and praying.  He talked about some of his favorite devotional books.  Our conversation was a catalyst in my life.  I began a journey of regularly pursuing the Lord through personal worship.  Sadly many believers never discover the joy of spending time with God.  According to the Bible, there are several reas...
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United Weekend 2019

We are looking forward to a great event coming February 1-3 for our students called United Weekend. You might ask the question, “What is United Weekend, Aaron?” United Weekend is simply a name change to something FBC has done for years called Impact. We have changed the name to United Weekend because we are uniting with ten other churches in our community and surrounding area to worship and fellowship together-UNITED. One objective of the weekend being united is for our students to recognize they aren’t alone in Lawton as young believers. Our theme verse is John 17:23, “I am in them and you a...
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5 Functions of Angels

My mom loves angels.  Growing up in her house, I saw angelic beings on a daily basis.  She had statues, paintings, pictures, figurines, cross-stitched hangings, and trinkets depicting cherubim all over the house.  Many of the angels were cute and chubby.  Others were beautiful and womanly.   Because of my mom’s angel collection, I had some assumptions about angels from a young age.  When I began to study my Bible, I learned that they are different than we often assume.  Let me share five roles angels fulfill, according to Scripture. Worshipping is one of the foremost functions of angels.  I...
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Strength Team

We as First Baptist Church of Lawton-Ft. Sill have a great opportunity coming up on Jan. 25th, 26th and 27th .We will be hosting the Strength Team at our Lawton Public Schools and our church. It is not often that a faith based, Christian team is allowed in our schools, and that is what will happen. This team is one of the most sought after programs for school assemblies all across our nation. They will be performing amazing demonstrations of strength, inspiring and motivating students to achieve their best.   Topics that they will address in the schools are, making right choices, setting and ...
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3 More Tips for Spending Time with God

I love the old hymn “Sweet Hour of Prayer.”  Anyone who has regular encounters with the Lord knows that personal worship is indeed sweet.  I can testify.  Spending time with the Lord is often the highlight of my day.  The problem with many believers is that they don’t know how to bond with the Lord in a meaningful way.  Consider three more tips for spending time with God. Get a plan.  If you want to excel in personal worship, you can’t enter your time with the Lord as a blank slate.  You need to have an agenda.  Sure, there may be times in which you enter the prayer closet, sparks fly, and ...
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Creation Ministries Weekend

Rarely do we host a special event that is designed for the personal spiritual growth of our church members while simultaneously giving us such an awesome opportunity for evangelism.  The CREATION MINISTRIES WEEKEND is designed to accomplish this both. CREATION MINISTRIES WEEKEND will be held in our Worship Center on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.   Gary Bates, renowned Christian scholar and apologist, will by sharing on the subjects of “Dinosaurs and Fossils: Amazing Evidence for Creation”, “Creation, Not Confusion”, and “Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception...
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2 Tips for Spending Time with God

Jesus assumed that His followers would engage in one-on-one time with the Heavenly Father (Matthew 6:6).  I believe most believers know that they should spend time with God.  On top of this, I believe most honestly want to have time with Him.  The matter with personal worship is not usually an issue of “what” or “why.”  It is often a matter of “how.”  Many believers have never been given practical instruction concerning a daily devotional time.  Consider two tips for spending time with God. Find a time.  During my college days, I lived with my grandfather for a couple of years.  He had been...
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Missions Fair

Healthy churches are sending churches.  Have you been interested in knowing more about missions, going on a mission trip, or about how you can help others in our church continue to go on mission?  Around 50 church members took the opportunity, stepped out in faith, and went on one of the six trips FBC offered in 2018.  Our church goes to many different places around the world, but we also reach across the street here in Lawton, Oklahoma with the good news and hope of Jesus Christ.    Consider this your invitation to join us for our first ever Missions Fair.  You can take a look at what our c...
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Christmas Traditions

Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. Many of us and our families have traditions that we have observed over the years.  I remember traveling to Bluff Dale, Texas to visit my grandparents on their small farm.  Thinking back it was amazing just how many aunts, uncles, and cousins we managed to squeeze into that small house every year and somehow, despite close quarters, we all got along.  I remember their tree was always a fresh cut cedar from the field and I always got an envelope from my grandmother with a dollar inside.  I think inflation alone will require a larger donation to...
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