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SUMMER 2014 READING I Am A Church Member

SUMMER 2014 READING

May 23, 2014 | Comments

SUMMER READING

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GOSPEL-CENTERED LIVING

May 23, 2014 | Comments

GOSPEL-CENTERED LIVING
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.” Romans 1: 16 (NIV)   As followers of Jesus, we are people who have embraced the Gospel.  It truly is Good News.  The Good News that God loved us so much that He sent His son, God in flesh, the second person of the trinity to come to earth and live a sinless life, that He died on the cross for our sins and He was raised to life on the third day is the best news in the world.  By embracing the Gospel, Jesus finished work by faith we receive forgiveness from the power and penalty of our sin.  THE GOSPEL IS THE BEST NEWS IN THE WORLD.

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A FRESH START

January 06, 2014 | Comments

FRESH START

One of the things I love about this time of year is that most of us look at the past year and see things we want to change about our lives and circumstances and set goals to make a change. Often we get more serious about our exercise and diet, doing better with our finances, spending more time with our family.  We make these resolutions in our lives because we want to improve our quality of life. 

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The Me I Want To Be

October 04, 2013 | Comments

I came across this book from the recommendation of another pastor in our city.  I am glad he told me about it because it really is a good read.  Our church family is familiar with the SHAPE concept by Rick Warren.  This book takes that concept and drills even deeper in getting a better understanding of how God has uniquely created you, called you and equipped you for His purpose.  It takes you on a journey of getting a better understanding of what God has created you to be and to do.

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Brazil 2013

September 10, 2013 | Comments

What a privilege it is to a part of the body of Christ.  Last week I had the joy of being a part of a kingdom minded team who went to Brazil to build a church, do VBS and evangelism but most importantly the team had a mindset that said “Lord, we are here to serve you by serving the Brazilian people.”  We had 15 from Olivet and 6 from the First Baptist Church of Claremore who made up the ministry team.  Even though some of the team had never met until we met at the airport to leave, there was a bond because of our common faith in Christ and a desire to be used by Him.  We truly grew to love each other and appreciate each giftedness to make our team stronger.

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I Am A Church Member

September 09, 2013 | Comments

“I AM A CHURCH MEMBER” BY THOMAS S. RAINER

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FAQ

August 28, 2013 | Comments

Frequently Asked Questions

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Whatever It Takes

August 21, 2013 | Comments

WHATEVER IT TAKES

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The Success of Our Mission

August 16, 2013 | Comments

THE SUCCESS OF OUR MISSION

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What To Read?

February 05, 2013 | Comments

READING: WHERE TO START?
When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?”  He replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22 : 36-37). That statement is a reminder to us all that one of the most important ways that we love God is by loving Him with our minds.  The idea that being a Christians is about putting your mind on the shelf is just simply not true.  How you think is absolutely essential in living the Christian life.

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