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Grandma's Bible

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

One of the treasures I possess is The Living Bible that belonged to my Grandma Bessie. Grandma lived to be 99 and was a godly influence in my life and faith. She loved the Lord Jesus and she loved her church. As a boy, I loved to sit by her in church because her gentle hand would caress my arms...

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You Never Stop Growing

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  We concluded another wonderful fall class of Growing In Christ. Six eager students arrived each Sunday night with a bible in hand, waiting for God to teach them something beautiful about Himself. It is always fascinating to teach this class to our youngest members. Some of them have...

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The Streams of Psalms

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The Streams of Psalms worship series begins Sunday, October 11 and will run through November 22. During these weeks we will look at some of the more familiar Psalms and be reminded of their beauty and contribution to our faith. N.T. Wright notes that the book of Psalms “represents the...

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Psalm 19

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One of the goals for our students is that they critically engage with the Bible. In other words, what is happening at the time that this text was originally written? What kinds of themes do we see here? In what ways can the text (no matter which one we're looking at) speak to us today? We did...

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Catalyst is Coming

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Catalyst begins Sunday, Sept. 6!  I am excited about the opportunity for our worship and LifeGroup ministries to explore what it means to be a Catalyst for Jesus Christ. In science, a catalyst is a change agent, something that causes or accelerates a reaction...

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Trophies that Matter

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Pittsburgh Steeler defensive lineman, James Harrison, made news last week by decrying the participation trophies his sons, ages 6 and 8, recently brought home. So offended was Harrison that he took the trophies from his sons and returned them to the league decrying they had not been earned...

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Wednesday Night Options for the Whole Family!

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With the start of the new school year, we also have the (re)start of Wednesday night activities for the whole family!   We have a meal, complete with a salad bar, that will begin serving at 5:15 in Hallock Hall. Prices are: $5/person, $20 max/family.   For CHILDREN: 5:45-6:45...

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Exciting things happening with our littlest people!

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It’s about that time again…school is starting very soon! Here at First Baptist Church, Norman, we are very excited to announce many changes for our children for this fall. We will once again be starting our Parent’s Day Out (PDO) program for children from 6 months thru 4...

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Tags: pdo, k-jr., all day pre-k

Mission in Watonga

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  What an amazing week we had in Watonga, Oklahoma! We took a team of 20 individuals to lead a week of soccer camp and art camp. The leaders for soccer camp were Clint Taylor, Nikki Kepford, Isaac Atkins, and Ashton Seratte and the leader of our Art Camp was Brittany Harris. We partnered...

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