First Baptist Church
Friday, August 22, 2014
There's a place for you

I can't believe July is over already.  It seems like yesterday we were preparing for Falls Creek as we were heading into June.  The months of June and July have both been an amazing and exciting blur.  At Falls Creek we witnessed some awesome God things with two of our youth giving their lives to Christ, one surrendering his life to ministry, and another surrendering her life to missions.  During VBS we saw another giving her life to Christ.  At Childrens Camp we had three more salvations and one realizing she needed to be baptized.  An amazing summer it has been indeed.  Wait a minutesummer isn't quite over with.  There are still two more weeks until school starts, which means two more weeks of opportunities left this summer.  I challenge each of us to seek God in these next two weeks asking Him what it is He has for us as individuals and as a church family.  What else does God want to do in these next two weeks before we head into the routine of the Fall.  Is there a commitment you need to make?  How about someone you need to share Jesus with?  Is there a change you need to make in your life?  Do you need to stop doing some things?  Do you need to start doing some things?  Are you exactly where God wants you to be at this moment in your life?  These are some tough questions I know, but I believe by asking them we can begin to see what God is doing in us, around us, and through us.  We, as a church family, can grow closer to God and to each other.  We must be connected in community.

One way we can be connected in community is to get outside the walls of the church building and serve God in our city.  On the 9th we will have our Second Community Outreach Day.  This will be a two-fold project day.  We will begin at the church for breakfast and prayer, then one group will leave for the Elementary School to begin working on the playground.  Another group will go and deliver crafts to the children who did not return for our VBS family day.  These visits will also include many prospects from VBS.  We had three teams go out for our last Community Outreach Day, I hope we can at least double that number this time.  Be praying for opportunities to share the Gospel as we get out into our community.  Seek opportunities to serve our community as we serve God together.

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 is our mission.

In Service for Him,

Bro. Jeff Laughlin

 

 

 

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Monday-Thursday ~ 8:00-4:30

Friday ~ 9-1

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