Battle Stations (Part 2)

The Parable of the Strong Man: Part 2 What are some of the weapons Satan uses to keep his kingdom under subjection? In our last newsletter, we saw how Christ invaded Satan’s territory, then overcame his power and destroyed his weapons. We looked at two of Satan’s weapons: Pride and Fear. Now, we pick up […]

The Greatest Deterrent To Revival, The Church

Yes, you read it right. I believe the greatest deterrent to revival is the church. The church in America is playing games at the foot of the cross. We desperately need revival churches that will seek the Lord as never before. Carnality abounds. The devil is no longer fighting churches, he’s joining them. Many churches […]

Elders and Leaders

God’s Plan for Leading the Church – Gene Getz If your church has elder leadership or is considering a move to elder leadership, this is a good book to read. Getz lays out his perspective on the historical background for the position of elder. In the second part of the book, he shares how he […]

Fight Fair

Winning at Conflict without Losing at Love – Tim and Joy Downs Drawing from Biblical truth and two decades of teaching experience, this couple offers a practical book on what the Bible says about dealing with disagreements in your marriage. A good resource for pastors and wives and for Bible Study groups. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an […]

Finding What’s Missing

– John Hunter John Hunter, Fresh Springs, Kingsport Tennessee. You probably won’t find this one in the bookstore. You’ll need to order it from Fresh Springs. If you’ve not read John Hunter, you need to. His writing is refreshing and there is great material here to help you with sermon series and devotionals. I’ve been […]

Going Deeper

– J. Sidlow Baxter Baxter was born in England and educated at Spurgeon’s College. He was an author, expositor and teacher. I enjoy reading Baxter because he makes me think and challenges me to go deeper with God. Baxter says, to know Him is to love Him and to love Him is to serve Him […]

The Joy of Preaching

– Phillips Brooks. Introduction by Warren Wiersbe, Kregel. Kregel has done pastors a great favor by reprinting this great classic. In Walking with the Giants, Warren Wiersbe said, “…ranks with the finest homiletical literature ever produced by any preacher of any denomination….A book every preacher ought to read once a year….” Phillips Brooks died in […]

A Contemporary Handbook

– Malphurs and Willhite – editors, Kregel. A solid resource to have on your shelves as a pastor or minister called on to serve at these special moments in the life of your church family. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and […]

Things I Have Learned About Oklahoma

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Oklahoma. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Oklahoma, plus a couple no one’s seen before. Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when […]

Where Churches Stand

The confirmation of the Episcopal Church’s first gay bishop makes it the first major Christian denomination to say that people in committed gay relationships are not barred from leadership. How other denominations stand on ordaining homosexuals, blessing same-sex unions and ordaining women: Denomination No. of Members(in millions) Ordain Openly Gay Clergy Bless Same-sex Unions Ordain […]

You Know You’re From Oklahoma If…

You measure distance in minutes. You’ve ever had to switch from “heat” to “A/C in the same day. Stores don’t have bags; they have sacks. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year. You use “fix” as a verb. […]

"It's sad, but some people think that becoming a Christian means you never get to smile anymore." - Source unknown

"An individual who has no geniality about him had better be an undertaker, and bury the dead, for he will never succeed in influencing the living. I commend cheerfulness to all who would win souls; not levity and frothiness, but a genial, happy spirit. There are more flies caught with honey than with vinegar, and there will be more souls led to heaven by a man who wears heaven in his face than by one who bears death in his looks." - Charles Spurgeon, in addressing young men who wanted to be pastors

"Americans find difficulty very hard to take. They are inevitably looking for a happy ending. Perversely, I will not give the happy ending (in my stories). I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all-interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite." - Jamaica Kincaid (quoted in Utne Reader, Jan/Feb 1998, pg 41

"If you happiness depends on what somebody else says or does, I guess you do have a problem." - Richard Bach


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