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Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About Chad Smith*

Posted by FBC Norman on

This is an exciting time in the life of our church, and because of that, this blog post will be longer than normal, so please keep reading to the end. First, we'll have a bio, then we'll have his schedule for this week/weekend. If what you want to know about him isn't answered here and your...

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Growing Intergenerational Faith

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

A week and a half ago, I had the distinct pleasure to watch something that I think few youth ministers get to see. I got to see the future of our church. Youth and children got on vans during normal Wednesday night times and were delivered to long term care facilities of all kinds to give pots...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

Render...

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In a letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in November 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With the passing of April 15 just a couple days ago, we can affirm this certainty. When asked about paying taxes to Rome, Jesus replied...

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Tags: render to caesar, render to god, tax day

CenturyMen

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

     The CenturyMen, a men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians who are ministers of music, concert artists, college faculty members and state music leaders from across America, will perform in Norman for the first time in several years. The CenturyMen...

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To Norman With Love 2015

Posted by Angela Atkins on

It’s here! Each year since 2010 our church has set aside a weekend to serve our community together. This emphasis grew to include several churches banding together for a citywide faith based day of service. As I have participated in and led the event over the years, I saw the need to...

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Tags: community ministry

Easter Beginnings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Easter has come and gone.  Or has it?  What if Easter is the beginning of something new, not just the remembrance of something old? By looking at the initial days of Jesus’ earthly ministry through the eyes of Luke, we discover that Jesus began His earthly ministry with great...

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Tags: jesus christ, luke

Severe Weather Precautions

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The possibility of severe weather has been forecast for our area this evening. Please keep weather aware and use your best judgment in making plans to attend Wednesday activities. Any cancellations will be posted on our website, social media, and local television stations. In the event that...

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Tags: weather

Hiding Eggs and Showing Love

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

God provided a beautiful and perfectly sunny day for Saturday’s Sonshine Celebration. Children from babies to school age ran all over the playground in search of eggs filled with candy and a few prize eggs. Smiles, laughter, and joyful hearts grew as we gathered for a meal and a time of...

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Tags: children's ministry

Easter Sunday!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

  He is Risen! The tomb is empty! Jesus is alive! Let us rejoice and worship! Easter Sunday is a glorious morning of worship as we celebrate and give thanks to the risen Lord. Through His sacrifice on the cross, our sins are forgiven. Through His resurrection, death has been conquered...

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Tags: easter sunday

Good Friday

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

It is Friday evening. Jesus, the anticipated Messiah, is dead. The dreams, hopes, and promises of a new Kingdom crucified. Jesus' followers find each other and gather in secret places. It is unknown if the Jewish and Roman authorities will be looking for them next, so they must be careful...

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Tags: good friday

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