First Baptist Church
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
There's a place for you

     I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by.  Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Our Trunk-Or-Treat event was incredible.  Our best guess is that we around 400 children come down our street and spend some time with our church family.  On November 22nd we will have our annual community Thanksgiving meal.  Plan on being there to not only share a meal, but to interact with our community as they come. 
     What are you truly thankful for this year?  Have you thought about it?  I know this has been a challenging year in the life of our church.  But even in the midst challenges there is much to be thankful for.  Our thankfulness begins with the cross of Jesus and the offer of salvation that only comes through it.  Have you thanked Him for saving you lately?  I know for me sometimes I take salvation for granted, almost like I deserve it.  I quickly have to remind myself that Jesus did not come because we were so good, but because we are so bad.  He did not die on the cross because of our worth, but to give us worth as we become His.  I want to challenge each of us to spend time with our families taking time to express our true thankfulness.  The holiday of Thanksgiving has become more about food and football than family and friends.  We as Pawhuska 1st need to change that trend.  We need to share our thankfulness with our families and friends.  We need to share the gospel message with our friends so that they can become part of our Christian family.   There are always more challenges to come, but we have to remember to give thanks in the midst of them.  King David was going through a difficult time when he wrote Psalms 9:1, I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.  Let us give thanks to the Lord this Thanksgiving and share with each other all the wonderful things God is doing among us!

     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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