4 Tips For Sharing The Gospel

Research regularly reveals that public speaking is the foremost phobia.  Some surveys even show that people are less afraid of dying!  When it comes to the Christian life, sharing the gospel may be the chief fear.  Many are scared of how others may respond; or worse, they dread not knowing what to say.  Our culture’s emphasis on tolerance doesn’t help.  The old saying seems true — “You can talk about anything.  Just don’t talk about religion and politics!” Despite the terror that’s often associated with telling others about Jesus, I believe the issue doesn’t have to be so fear-invoking.  Chris...
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AWANA Kickoff

We have an important event coming up in the life of our Children’s Ministry and want you to be a part of this exciting time! Save the date for our AWANA Kick-Off Night on Wed, Aug 16 from 6 - 7:30 pm in the Gym. Families will be able to enjoy food, inflatables and other fun activities, but most importantly, register their children and grandchildren for the 2017-2018 Club Year.AWANA is a local church sponsored program where children can enjoy exciting games and activities, meet new friends, learn about God, and memorize His Word. Club meetings consists of several parts including handbook time, ...
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4 Components of the Gospel

Some believers never share the gospel, because they don’t know what to say.  In some ways, I don’t see how this is possible.  If you are truly saved, you have to understand a few key concepts about God and salvation.  Can’t you simply tell what you know to someone else?  I’ve found that even a small child can often repeat the rudimentary aspects of redemption.  Why can’t the adults in our churches do any better?  Perhaps it’s because they’ve overcomplicated matters.  They’ve lost sight of the simplicity of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 11:3).  For our own good, and for our gospel witness, let’s re...
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Falls Creek Report

Church family, thanks so much for your support and efforts as we took 83 students with us to camp last week.  Falls Creek is such a unique and amazing opportunity for students to be introduced to Christ, grow spiritually, and grow closer together in unity with their peers and other adults in our church body.This year at Falls Creek was a great experience for our students!  We truly believe these decisions recorded were and are life-changing and you’ll see the evidence as the weeks and months pass.  We celebrated this past Sunday morning with 11 baptisms. We had a total of 24 decisions in our c...
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4 Reasons God Seems Silent

Prayer can be difficult.  At times, it may seem like God isn’t listening.  Have you ever felt this way?  Don’t worry.  You’re not alone.  David once called out to the Lord, saying, “My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest” (Psalm 22:2).  The prophet Habakkuk prayed, “How long, Lord, must I call for help and You do not listen or cry out to You about violence and You do not save?” (Habakkuk 1:2).  Though it may seem that God is sometimes distant, He really isn’t (see Psalm 34:17 and 1 Peter 5:17).  He always hears our prayers.  There are times, however, when He ...
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Latvia Mission Report

As believers, we are called to actively spread God’s words and love to make a positive difference in the world, whether it be our loved ones, or strangers from another country. I didn’t know why God wanted me to go on a mission trip to a country far away called Latvia, but He had good reasons. I was excited at the possibility of witnessing to sixty Vacation Bible School children and some of their parents, many of whom were unchurched. I went with those intentions in mind, but God revealed much more to me. Though Bible School, the precious children, the workers, and the parents were all a treme...
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3 Things Prayer Accomplishes

When it comes to the work of God, some mistake service as priority number one.  They view labor and hurried activity as what matters most.  Busyness is equated with godliness.  Such people live by the mantra “What have you done for God lately?”  Activity is the standard of Christian achievement.  Bible admonitions to “wait on the Lord” seem awkward and strange (see Psalm 37:7, 130:5; and Isaiah 8:17). I am often encouraged by the reminder of one preacher.  He is known for saying, “Prayer is the work!”  I believe his words are a much needed reminder for today’s fast-food-like faith culture.  To...
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Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference

In these challenging times it’s imperative that men become the husbands, fathers, and leaders that Jesus has called us to be. To assist in that journey, FBC Lawton is excited to be hosting our Second Annual Men’s Conference featuring Pastor Johnny Hunt on Aug 25-26. For over 25 years Dr. Hunt has pastored one of the largest churches in the country, First Baptist Woodstock in Georgia. His hometown men’s conference draws over 10,000 in attendance and another 40,000 online. We are blessed to have Dr. Hunt share his message of “Take Aim” with us here in SW Oklahoma. In Johnny’s words, “Wrong think...
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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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