4 Truths About Angels

In 1981, Willie Nelson released a song entitled “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.”  It told of a reckless woman whom Nelson delivered from a tumultuous lifestyle.  Men are known for referring to their lovers as angels.  Such may be good for romance, but it can make us miss the Bible’s truth concerning the angelic world.  Consider four things Scripture teaches us about angels. They have a secondary rank to humans. Peter spoke of the way in which they “long to catch a glimpse of these things” (1 Peter 1:12).  Angels earnestly desire to participate in God’s plan of redemption.  Humans ar...
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Discipleship University Spring 2019

We have had a great January here at First Baptist Church Lawton-Fort Sill. This month has been a busy time in our church. We have completed our “50 Visits” after the Living Christmas Tree; the Pastor has issued his “Devotional Challenge”. I hope we all were challenged to participate with missions during our France mission’s fundraiser and our Missions Fair. We have had two wonderful weekends with Creation Ministries International and the Strength Team where we had the opportunity to engage new people and see the gospel shared. And now we are on to February! I ask for you to be in prayer for...
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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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