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Posts Tagged ‘Prayer’

Helping the Tornado Victims in Moore, OK

Posted by Rick on May 21, 2013

The very best way to help is to pray! Pray for the ongoing rescue effort. Pray for the families who lost loved ones. Pray for the first responders and volunteers. Pray for God to be glorified in this tragedy.

Many of us feel a need to help in some tangible way. You are discouraged from self-deploying, or simply going down to help out. Quite frankly, you’ll most like just be in the way and become part of the problem.

In lieu of going, you can give. Everyone knows that the Red Cross provides meals to those in need during disasters. But did you know that the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief  (OK DR) is the organization that PREPARES a majority (if not all) of those meals?

OK DR is a volunteer based organization, but without the high priced CEOs that some of the relief organizations have been criticized for. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma pays the modest salary of the director of OK DR, which is provided by Oklahoma Baptists.

When you give to OK DR, you can rest assured that 100% of your donation goes to relief efforts. Give at this link: http://www.okdisasterhelp.com/

Here in Wagoner, if you’d like to give goods, First Baptist Church is collecting items to give to victims.  They are currently asking for  bottled water, diapers, baby formula and baby wipes, and toiletries. Do not bring clothes!

Rather than duplicate the efforts of collecting and distributing, we will be cooperating with FBC Wagoner. They are located at 401 NE 2nd, Wagoner, OK 74467.  Their phone is 918-485-2428.

If you’d like to go and physically do “hands-on” ministry, you are probably out of luck for this disaster.   Most disaster relief agencies, including OK DR,  require training. What you can do, however, is sign up with a disaster relief agency and be ready the next time a disaster strikes. Unfortunately, you probably won’t have to wait very long.

 

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on March 7, 2012

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Mediocre Expectations” based on Acts 3:1-10:

  • Most of us don’t believe God will work in our lives or the lives of others.
  • Most of us don’t believe God will use our church for His Kingdom purposes.
  • Most of us don’t want God to bless us like He wants to bless us.
  • Most of us are content to live lives of mediocrity.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/119847978

You can also listen to the evening message, “The Fear of God Is the Beginning of Wisdom” based on 2 Samuel 6:1-11 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/119848494

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on August 15, 2011

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Christ, Our Example: Prayer” based on Matthew 6:9-13:

  • Jesus gave us the “model prayer” as a framework onto which we can personalize our requests
  • The Lord’s Prayer wasn’t meant to be a repeated prayer that had no meaning from the pray-er
  • God is due all glory and honor and praise
  • We must pray for God’s will
  • We must pray for the lost

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2749155

You can also listen to the evening message, “David’s Divine Deliverance” based on I Samuel 19:8-24 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2753947

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on May 24, 2011

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Full Strength Love” based on I Peter 4:7-11:

  • In the last days people will be self-centered and have a shallow love, diluted by the world and self interests.
  • In the last days, Christians should be fervent in their love toward one another, undiluted by the world.
  • We should set a good example for the world.
  • Others will know that we are Jesus’ disciples by our love for one another.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio link below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2688192

You can also listen to the evening message, “Appearances Can Be Deceiving” based on I Samuel 16:1-13 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2688200

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 31, 2011

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “The Christian Life: Evangelism” based 0n I Thessalonians 2:1-4:

  • You don’t have to be a Billy Graham to share the gospel.
  • The gospel is meant to be shared, not kept secret.
  • God has entrusted the gospel to us to share with others.
  • The gospel is true and can stand alone without gimmicks (like promises of health and wealth)
  • We share the gospel because we love God and want to please Him.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2595776

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 18, 2011

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “The Christian Life: Prayer” based on Matthew 6:5-13.  It is the first of a four part series on the Essentials of the Christian Life:

  • We are privileged to call God “Father”
  • We should worship and adore God in our prayers.
  • We should pray for our needs and for God’s guidance.
  • We should praise the Lord and thank Him for His blessings.
  • We are privileged to approach God’s throne because of what Jesus has done for us.
  • Those who have not believed on Jesus cannot call God “Father”.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2586928

You can also listen to the evening message, “God Directs Your Path” based on I Samuel 9:1-24 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://rboyne.sermon.net/da/2586885

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on August 16, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “The Intolerant Gospel” based on Acts 4:11-12:

  • The Bible says that salvation is through Jesus alone.
  • This message is offensive to other religions.
  • If we truly believe that salvation is through Jesus only, how can we allow people of other religions to continue if their religions do not lead to God, but damnation?

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2475598

You can also listen to the evening message, “Prayers and Promises” based on I Samuel 1:9-20 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2475677

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 6, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Declaration of Dependence” based on Psalm 33:10-22:

  • Despite what people are saying, America has a rich Christian heritage.
  • Our laws and our societal structure are based on the Ten Commandments and other Judeo-Christian principles.
  • America’s leaders have failed the vision set forth by our Founding Fathers.
  • America’s path is currently away from God.
  • We must confess, repent, and turn toward God.
  • We must no longer be independent of God, but completely dependent upon Him.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2446856

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on June 14, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Cafeteria Christianity” based on II Timothy 3:14-17:

  • You can’t pick and choose what you are going to believe or obey based on what pleases you.
  • All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable.
  • Jesus said, “If you love me, obey My commandments.”
  • Following Jesus isn’t easy.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2432602

You can also listen to the evening message “Pursue Righteousness” based on I Timothy 6:11-16 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2432787

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on March 1, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “Do-Nothing Christians” based on James 1:22-25:

  • Jesus didn’t die on the cross for you to sit comfortably in a church for an hour each week.
  • Hearing is the function of perceiving sound.
  • Listening is being changed by what we hear.
  • Doing it is putting feet or hands to what we listened to.
  • Prove your faith.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2356148

You can also listen to the evening sermon, “Prayers & Petitions” based on I Timothy 2:1-8 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2356735

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