First Baptist Church
Sunday, May 01, 2016
There's a place for you
A letter from our Pastor....
I am really not sure what happened to March. It was over just as fast as it began. One major highlight for March was our Easter celebrations. Both our Adult Choir and Children’s Choir did fantastic as they led us to prepare for the Easter season on Palm Sunday. The annual Easter Egg Hunt was an outstanding event due to all who prepared the eggs, gathered the prizes, grilled and served the hot dogs, scattered the eggs, ran the registration table, visited with the participants, and of course, seasoned the whole thing in prayer. We had 300 participants including 90 prospects consisting of 56 families! Our Easter Sunday morning was another special day. It is always special to gather with God’s people on such a wonderful occasion. We celebrate Jesus’ resurrection every Sunday, but there is just something extra on Easter.
Now we turn the page of the calendar to the month of April. We are keeping the momentum going as we jump right into our Creation Truth event Dinosaurs, Design, and Destiny. I know there are many unanswered questions about what we should expect. Dr. Sharp can go in many different directions and he follows as the Lord leads. All I can really say for certain is, “It is going to be great!” This will be a special event. It will be a different event. I think this is really what we need — something different. A definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. It is time to shake things up a bit by doing something different if we are truly going to reach our community for Jesus Christ.
Recently Julie and I took our youth to the Winter Jam concert in Tulsa. One of the bands, Sidewalk Prophets, sang a new song Something Different. I have listened to this song many times since the concert. One line speaks to our need to be open to new approaches to presenting the love of Jesus Christ, “Ooh I would do it differently but ya know that we can help see 'em saved.” There are many times we can say we would rather do something a certain way, but at times we must be open to a new approach.
This Creation Truth is way to share the Gospel message in fresh way for our community. Come support this four day event. Be in prayer for this event. Without your support and prayer this becomes just four days circled on the calendar. Invite someone to join you for these four days. God is preparing to do some great things in our community and I believe this could be part of the beginning.
I also believe God is ready to do a mighty work in Pawhuska. He is waiting for us to join Him in His plan. Let us all work towards an awesome month of April! As we seek God together, be ready for God to work miracles in our midst!
I am excited about what God has in store for us together here at Pawhuska 1st Baptist in the year 2016 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). Together we must, “Touch the World…Impact Eternity.” 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
Monday-Thursday ~ 8:00-4:30