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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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The Cry for Freedom

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The news of two prison breaks has captured our attention over the past weeks. The first from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York involved two men convicted of murder. The subsequent 22-day manhunt ended in the death of one escapee and serious injury to the other. The second escape took...

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Washing Dishes

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

I remember my first church camp in the summer of 1977. I had just completed 7th grade and our youth minister took us to Camp Wentz in Ponca City. We stayed in small stone “castles” with bunks three high and no air conditioning. While the heat was stifling and the chiggers were...

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Tags: foot washing, upside down

Upside Down: The Wisdom of James

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In just a few weeks, the record setting May rains will give way to the brutal heat of an Oklahoma summer.  And so, images of icebergs as part of our summer worship theme, Upside Down, hope to offer respite from the coming 100 degree days.  Have you ever taken the time to...

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Tags: james, sermon series

New Beginnings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

It was graduation morning and I was up at the crack of dawn. My friends and I decided that we would celebrate our special day with a round of golf at Tulsa’s LaFortune Golf Course. It was a beautiful spring day and in the midst of all the fun, remembering the great times we had in high...

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Render...

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In a letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in November 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With the passing of April 15 just a couple days ago, we can affirm this certainty. When asked about paying taxes to Rome, Jesus replied...

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Tags: render to caesar, render to god, tax day

Easter Beginnings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Easter has come and gone.  Or has it?  What if Easter is the beginning of something new, not just the remembrance of something old? By looking at the initial days of Jesus’ earthly ministry through the eyes of Luke, we discover that Jesus began His earthly ministry with great...

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Tags: jesus christ, luke

Severe Weather Precautions

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The possibility of severe weather has been forecast for our area this evening. Please keep weather aware and use your best judgment in making plans to attend Wednesday activities. Any cancellations will be posted on our website, social media, and local television stations. In the event that...

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Easter Sunday!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

  He is Risen! The tomb is empty! Jesus is alive! Let us rejoice and worship! Easter Sunday is a glorious morning of worship as we celebrate and give thanks to the risen Lord. Through His sacrifice on the cross, our sins are forgiven. Through His resurrection, death has been conquered...

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