My dad is a pretty good farmer. He has been farming my entire adult life. There is a lot of hard work that goes into farming before a crop is produced. Two of the most important items in farming are the seed and the soil. Good seed usually produces a good crop, but that seed first needs to be planted in fertile soil. The sower of the seed must scatter or place the seed before it may grow. Jesus taught on this parable in Matthew 13:1-23. This past weekend, many members of our church scattered a lot of “seed” by sharing the gospel through the 39th Annual Living Christmas Tree.

O n c e again, God used the Living Christmas Tree to sow the seed of the gospel. The Holy Spirit spoke into the souls of 28 individuals who indicated a profession of faith, 21
re-dedications and 28 others requested more information about receiving Christ or desire a personal visit and information about FBC Lawton. A quick look at the numbers: In attendance, there were 3,119 guests, 105 singers, 40 orchestra members, 25 in the children’s choir, 8 student speakers, 16 tech members, 3 student band members, 2 first responders, 12 parking lot workers, 10 cookie and cider hosts, 18 childcare workers, almost 30 greeters/ushers, plus our cooks and custodians.

  It was a wonderful multi-generational worship experience. A special thanks to Blake and Jenna Bolerjack for helping lead the LCT this year! I p e r s o n a l l y want to thank our church members for the hours of sacrifice and labors of love. The gift you have given is an eternal one. The gift and investment made by the members of First Baptist Lawton is truly amazing! The choir, orchestra, children’s choir, tech, soloists and all staff shared the hope of the gospel. To God be the glory!

Mark you calendars and remember the Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00pm. Then, on Sunday, December 29 – LCT Deconstruction and Decoration Removal.

Mike Neff
Associate Pastor of Worship

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