4 Distinctions of Real Worship

I once regularly interacted with a business owner who was of a different faith.  I used my visits to his store as opportunities to share the gospel.  In time, I discovered that he was devout in his religion.  He described his morning prayer routine.  It was different from mine in that he prayed to a multitude of gods, idols, and trinkets.  I shared that Jesus is the true God (John 14:6), but he maintained a cold stance.  I marveled that he could engage in such meaningless worship.  Sadly, many professing Christians are victims of a similar spiritual stronghold.  They regularly sing songs on Su...
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Mission Lawton Spring 2018

Some of you might have been wondering, “what is happening with Mission Lawton this year?”.  The Mission team decided to do Mission Lawton a little different this year.  First, we will have a door to door blitz on Wednesday May 30 starting at 6:00 PM.  We will meet at the Church and take door hangers to as much of the city surrounding the church as possible.  These door hangers will invite people to come to a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs at 35th Division Park on Saturday June 2nd and promoting Vacation Bible School June 4-8.  The cookout will begin about 1:00 PM Saturday and go until we a...
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4 Things Jesus Did For You

I remember an early morning commute to school from my childhood.  I noticed a flashy bumper sticker in front of me.  In glaring red letters, it screamed, “Jesus died for you!”  The end of the sentence was emphasized with an extra-large exclamation mark.  I still remember asking my mom what the sticker meant.  Why would someone put such a message on their car?   For some reason that memory has stuck with me.  Years later I came to understand the meaning of that slogan in a personal way.  Many other believers have as well.  However, some of us have let the catchphrase rob us of a full understand...
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VBS Promotion

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner June 4-9!!! It’s time to GEAR UP, GET READY, GAME ON! We want to get the word out and let everyone in our community know that we are having VBS and they are invited. So how can you let people know about our VBS? 1. Pick up some tickets from the table in the Hall of Memories, and pass them out wherever you may go in town. These tickets are much like our LCT tickets, in that they are easy to hand out and leave places. 2. Yard signs. We have yard signs with stakes. Pick up a yard sign and place it in your front yard. We are asking for a $5 donat...
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3 More Attributes Of God

I recently read the story of Louis Agassiz, a scientist who had a profound impact on Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The Swiss-born natural scientist was known for his meticulous methods of observation.  One of his students once recorded how he was forced to analyze one fish for nearly an entire week.  The professor trained a generation to observe the orderly arrangement of the universe.  Science, and our understanding of nature, benefited from his passion.  When it comes to the Christian life, believers need a similar sort of enthusiasm.  They need a passion for observing and knowing God.  The Psalmis...
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AWANA Commencement & Fun Nights

It has been a wonderful AWANA year! I want to say thank you to our almost 40 volunteers who showed up every week to teach and train our clubbers in the way of the Lord.  You have had a lasting impact on these children.  I am grateful for your commitment to our children and the AWANA program.  This year has been full of learning, games and fun.  Some of our favorite club memories happened on our special nights.  In September, the leaders and clubbers wrote letters and drew pictures for several missionary families and church planters, here in America and throughout the world.  In November, we ha...
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3 Attributes of God

All of us have been made to know God.  In fact, knowing God is part and parcel of the Christian experience.  Jtesus once said, “This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent —Jesus Christ” (John 17:3).  If you were to ask the average believer what it means to have eternal life, one might respond by saying something like, “To live forever.”  Eternal life indeed involves limitless living, but it is much more.  It is chiefly concerned with life lived in relation to the Eternal One.  Since this is true, believers ought to strive to know the Lord.  Fortu...
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Children’s Choir Spring Musical

The evening worship gathering on Sunday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Worship Center will be a special treat! Our Children’s Choirs will be presenting the music they have learned this semester. We will be blessed as Heaven’s Kids, ages 3, 4 & 5, sing four of songs: “More Than Anything,” “The Lord’s Army,” “Hosanna, Hosanna” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” This group is led by the creative Vicki Henson and her wonderful helpers Lesha Christie and Debbie Evans. Then, Kingdom Kids grades 1st - 6th, will present the musical entitled: “Back to the Cross.” The cast of characters embarks on...
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4 More Proofs of God’s Existence

In our modern world, it seems that professing atheists are growing in number.  I’ve often met people who don’t believe there is a God.  One recently told me, “I don’t feel like God is real.”  Though this sentiment is often popular, we should see it for what it is.  The Psalmist said, “The fool says in his heart, ‘God does not exist’” (Psalm 14:1).  When we consider the numerous proofs for God’s existence, it seems foolish to not believe in God.  Let’s look at four proofs. The Concept of God  If God isn’t real, why is He so popular?  Why does nearly every society have some concept of God?  ...
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