I Will Bless You to Bless Others

I Will Bless You To Bless Others Genesis 12:1-9 Watonga Baptist Indian Mission, Watonga, OK July 7, 2013 When is the last time that you said to someone “Bless you?” Usually the most frequent time we say this is when someone sneezes. “Ahhchooo!” And you say, “Bless you.” Or maybe when we’re getting ready to
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Waiting With the Shepherds

Waiting with the Shepherds Luke 2:8-12 Who is on your list of people that you don’t like? Of course, talking about people who we don’t like isn’t really something we often do in public, especially in church. And, I know it is Christmas. Most of us are well on our way to be appearing to
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Don’t Leave Without Saying Goodbye

Have you ever been in a situation where a houseguest has left early in the morning before you woke up? Or you’ve parted ways with a friend in a mad dash to the airport without final words? Or you haven’t been able to find that favorite teacher or buddy in the midst of the large crowds
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When Love Changes Things

It is easy in many religious circles to push people away based on what they believe or profess. We can’t be friends anymore because you believe in evolution. I believe in creationism. We can’t be friends anymore because you believe in gay marriage. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. We can’t
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Ten FriendshipThoughts for Tuesday

1. Best piece of advice  I ever got about becoming an adult was- “Make good friends and keep them.” I ran across this quote last week from Anne Lamott and posted it on Facebook. Seems to be appropriate to share here too: “It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some
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Love, Christians and Those Who Might Call us Crazy


When is the last time you encountered a person of faith, in particular a Christian who was engaging in particular activities one might call “crazy?” I know I’ve met my share of over the top loving kind of Christians through the years being in church as long as I have. I’ve met Christians who follow
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A New Relationship


Lenten Series– Promises in the Night:  A New Relationship Jeremiah 31:32-34 with Mark 14: 66-72 Lent is a self-reflective time when we are asked to slow down and reconsider parts of our lives that we might just rush through at other times of the year. So, in the spirit of the season, I’d like to
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I Will Remember You


Promises in the Night Lent Sermon Series I Will Remember You: Genesis 9: 8-17 with Mark 14:10-21 Can you remember the last time you got forgotten, left out of something you should have been included in or felt altogether betrayed by someone you trusted?Anyone experience such this week? There can be no more lonely feeling when
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