4 Ways To Pray For Others

God’s Word consistently encourages us to pray for others.  In one of Paul’s letters to Timothy, the apostle said, “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).  Later, Paul would say that such prayers are “good” and pleasing to God.  When we make time to make requests for others, the Lord receives the worship He deserves and others are helped by the work of our intercessions. I don’t know about...
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Falls Creek 2017

It is time for Falls Creek 2017! The focus of the teaching in 2017 will be about how God has left a Remnant of His people throughout history. The focal verse is Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.”Falls Creek is the week July 10-15, 2017.  The cost for a student to attend with our church is now past the early bird registration, so the cost is $165 per camper.  That doesn’t mean it’s too late to sign up for camp. We are excited about what camp has in store for us in a couple of weeks.  We currently have 85 students si...
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5 Reasons To Pray For Others

When it comes to prayer, all types of people pray for all types of things.  Many make requests for good health.  Some lift up missionaries and ministers.  Most everyone prays for themselves and their families at some point in their lives.  The Bible teaches that we should spend time praying for others (see 1 Timothy 2:1).  I remember learning of this practice as a new believer.  During my college years, I lived with my grandfather.  Each morning, he would lead me in a morning devotion.  We read a couple passages of Scripture and an entry from a popular devotional book.  Afterwards, we would sp...
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VBS 2017

Vacation Bible School was awesome! The motto for the week was: Searching the visible, discovering the invisible which focused on scripture from Colossians 1:15-16 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him”.  It was an exciting time for children to learn about Jesus. The boys and girls (162 of them), moved from station to station (Bible study, missions, music and even cra...
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Prerequisites for Sharing – 2

Christ desires for His church to witness for Him.  We are His ordained means for making Him known to His creation (see Isaiah 43:7).  Engaging in this task, however, requires certain commitments on our part.  Let’s examine three prerequisites for effective witnessing. Prayeris a pivotal part of personal evangelism.  It has been noted that most great revivals can be directly linked to great prayer efforts.   Regarding soul-winning, Charles Spurgeon once said, “The great secret lies, in a large measure, in powerful supplication.”  The great London preacher’s statement is in alignment with the wo...
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CrossTimbers Camp 2017

Summer is here and that means it’s time for camps. One of the camps that we get to go to is Cross Timbers Children’s Missions Adventure Camp. CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp exists to support local church efforts to reach lost children in their communities and to raise up a generation of kids with an authentic walk with God who actively serve others with missional living. This year I have the privilege of taking our children to this great camp. Our third, fourth and fifth graders will be going June 20-23. We have nine students and three adult sponsors that will be attending at t...
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Prerequisites for Sharing – 1

I’ll never forget my first day of college.  In particular, I remember registering for classes.  As I scanned the course listing for my major, I came across a word I didn’t know.  I was excited to take a certain history class, but I confused when I read that I needed a “prerequisite” before I could enroll.  What was a “prerequisite?”  I couldn’t even pronounce the word.  As any good college student would do, I consulted my new collegiate level dictionary.  I discovered that a “prerequisite” was “something…necessary to an end or to the carrying out of a function.”  When it comes to the function ...
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Forgiven Concert

Our church is pleased to be hosting this year’s Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association Senior Adult Ministry sponsored Summer Concert. This free concert, open to people of all ages, features the award-winning quartet Forgiven and will be held in our Worship Center on Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 pm. Lite refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the concert.Forgiven Quartet has been spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through song and testimony for 35 years with an emphasis on the smooth harmonies exemplifying southern gospel music. The group routinely performs at Silver Doll...
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Satans’ 3 Schemes

When it comes to spiritual warfare, believers are sometimes guilty of one or two extremes.  Some are sensationalistic concerning the topic.  Others are silent.  The former party sees the devil lurking around every corner.  Every struggle and each mishap can be blamed on the pitch-fork wielding bandit.  American comedian Flip Wilson popularized this sentiment with his famous line — “The Devil made me do it!”  Other folks aren’t so keen on the supernatural.  They dismiss doctrines related to demonology as folklore from a far-off era.  In favor of an astute and overly-rationalistic spirituality, ...
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Summer Bible Study

            I am so happy with things that are happening at First Baptist Lawton. Our ministry programs are in full swing for the summer. Mission Trips, Camps, and Mission Lawton have the calendar looking busy! There are truly some great things happening at First Baptist Church.            The DISCIPLESHIP of the Saints cannot be overlooked at times like this. No matter how busy we get, we cannot neglect our continued growth in our relationship and understanding of the Father; His love and plan for us.With that in mind, we will begin our Summer Bible Study on Wednesday June 14th. The list of W...
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