3 Things that Make God God

Recently I had a conversation with one of my children.  We spent time talking about creation and the way in which the Lord had made everything.  At one point, he asked, “Daddy, who made God?”   His question is a popular one.  I’ve had professing atheists ask me something similar.  They have a hard time believing in God, because they can’t get their mind wrapped around His eternal nature.  Ironically, their protest is contradictory.  At some point something has to be eternal.  The evolutionist believes that matter and space is eternal.  The Christian believes God is eternal.  He is the first-ca...
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AWANA Back To School

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 15 from 6 – 7:30pm in the gym and mark your calendar for each Wed evening following. Families will be able to enjoy food, inflatables and other fun activities, but most importantly, register their children and grandchildren for the 2018-2019 AWANA 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. An A...
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3 More Things to do with your Bible

The Bible is a book unlike any other book.  I have many books in my library, but all are insignificant in comparison to God’s Word.  Before time began, the Lord established its content (Psalm 119:89).  He then supernaturally moved men to write and record its words (2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1:21).  He has promised that it will endure forever (Matthew 24:35), and He has declared that it will bring special blessing to all who cherish it (Psalm 19:11).  Considering the special nature of God’s Word, it seems like common, spiritual sense for God’s people to use it for their own good and for God’s ...
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Associational Sunday School Training

As we begin the new school year things are exciting and new.  Summer is ending and we all have things in our lives that happen with a new year in our families.  Football is starting, vacations are done, kids start in a new classroom with new teachers, and we start back with a full slate of programing at FBC. That leads us to a new Sunday School Year.  As you know, Sunday School is, and should be, very important to us.  In our church this is where we focus on getting life on life as believers.  We know more people than are in our Sunday School group.  But those we gather with at 9:30 on Sunday ...
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3 Things To Do With Your Bible

The pathway to spiritual growth travels through the pages of the Bible.  God has given His revealed Word as a means of spiritually strengthening and encouraging His people.  The Psalmist understood this to be true.  He prayed, “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” (Psalm 119:11).  Jesus would have commended the Psalmist’s song.  He taught that His disciples would become closer to God through God’s Word (John 17:17). As an apostle of Jesus, Paul intentionally sought to strengthen believers in their knowledge of God’s Word (Acts 16:5 and Colossians 1:23).  David, Jesus, and Pa...
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Mission Lawton Fall 2018

In June, Mission Lawton volunteers provided a cook-out in 35th Division Park for residents of the Old Town North neighborhood.  More than 50 volunteers worked by delivering invitations in the neighborhood, cooking hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings, and serving and sharing with over 100 people who came.  Twenty children were registered for Vacation Bible School the next week.  At this event we were able to make initial contacts with people and share about our church and demonstrate the love of Jesus in an area near our facilities. August begins Phase Two of Mission Lawton 2018.  Gift...
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3 Words for Sin

In language, numerous words can be used to describe one thing.  I’ll never forget the first home my wife and I owned.  Doing repairs and keeping up with yard work were daunting feats.  Fortunately, there were plenty of older men in my church who were willing to help.  I quickly learned that these men often used different words in reference to a single tool, a common rodent, or a particular weed.  The titles they gave to various domestic things were descriptive words which they, or someone before them, had created.  For example, a common weed was called “henbit” by one, and “snake grass” by ano...
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Continue Giving

Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear…. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early June, mid 1940’s…. Samuel B. Huey Grade School. “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers with dirty looks….” Boy, were we glad school was over.  Play time, camping for the well-off, go to the shore (never heard it called the ‘beach” until I got to Oklahoma), an automobile trip if your old man had the right gasoline purchase sticker. Those were the days. No tie in church, if we went because it’s too hot in there. PLUS, I save a whole quarter because I did not have to put it in the plate....
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3 Important Concepts Related to Sin

The Bible maintains that humankind is under the sway of sin.  All have been engulfed by its fire.  It says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  Though the topic may not be fashionable for twenty-first century minds, it is important for us to be aware of it.  Sin’s consequences rage around us.  News headlines of wars, mass shootings, natural disasters, and political corruption remind us that sin is public enemy number one.  A denial of this Bible doctrine will eventually lead to despair.  Without a keen awareness of its nature, one will not be equipped with ...
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