Summer activities are in full swing.We had a wonderful week at Falls Creek with God doing some amazing things in the lives our youth.We are expecting great things at Children's camp and VBS as well.Keep these two events in your prayers. Pray that our children would be receptive to what God is doing in their lives.Pray for our sponsors and leaders that we would be sensitive to the working of Holy Spirit and to the needs of each child.
Summer also marks a time for our busyness to really kick in.With recreational activities and vacations, it becomes a time when we can easily lose focus on Spiritual things.Philippians 4:8 reminds to focus on God first, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”To seek His will before our own.Hebrews 10:24-25 reminds us to not neglect the coming together in corporate worship, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”It is easy for us to be distracted by the things of summer, but let us not neglect the things that will never pass away.
I have included an article that was recently published in the Southern Baptist Texan, the Texas equivalent of the Baptist Messenger, which was written by the president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.In this article Jimmy Pritchard reflects on a sermon preached by the late Adrien Rogers at a Southern Baptist Convention meeting many years ago.This article first caught my eye because I was at that particular convention and remember him preaching this sermon.I have included this article because I believe it is important for us as a church family to hear.
I am excited about what God has in store for us here at Pawhuska First Baptist in 2014 and beyond.God has brought us all here together at this time for a mighty work.Be in constant prayer for discernment for understanding of what this work is.“Greater things are yet to be done in this city…”Be constant in prayer.Be actively seeking the welfare of Pawhuska (Jeremiah 29:4-9).In our mission and ministry at Pawhuska FBC, we must truly put Pawhuska First! It is in our name.It isour mission.