Pastor’s Corner


Dr Mike TignorI am Dr Mike Tignor, the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Midwest City.  Let me be the first to invite you to join us at FBC MWC.

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/23/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/23/2016

The recent act of terrorism in a Florida gay nightclub has once again reminded us that the rise of radical Islamic terrorism is not diminishing and must be resoundingly defeated. And while the Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is an abomination to God, Christians should pray for and reach out to the injured and to the families of those who were brutally murdered. It easy to demonstrate compassion to people who are living godly lives; it is more challenging to demonstrate compassion to those who are not living godly lives. However, which...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/16/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/16/2016

To be a godly man, husband, and father is a challenge that can only be met through the power of the Holy Spirit. For me the best human example was my father-in-law; but even he had faults and weaknesses. The truth is – men, husbands, and fathers face temptations on a daily basis. Chuck Swindoll, reflecting on a book he read entitled, Temptations Men Face, lists five temptations we modern day fathers face:   The temptation to give things instead of giving ourselves—our presence, our personal involvement. The temptation to save our...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/9/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 6/9/2016

Acts 4:13 says, “When they saw the boldness of Peter and John . . . . they knew that they had been with Jesus.” Whether we like it or not, we are being watched carefully by unsuspecting bystanders. Some of them may not know us, but some of them do.  They watch us at the checkout counter, at a ballgame, in a restaurant, and even in our homes. Opinions about Christianity are being formed in the minds of many people as to whether or not we are genuine or fake. Acts 4 tells us that Peter and John faced opposition from local religious leaders...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/26/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/26/2016

Last Sunday the Minister of Music Search Committee and alternates were elected as follows:   Ken Anderson Stephanie Melton Nathan Metcalf Betty Taylor Sherri Wall   First Alternate: Dan Wall Second Alternate: Lenore Jones   I look forward to working with them as together we are led by the Holy Spirit to the man God has chosen to join our ministerial team. Please pray for us daily.   ************************ This Sunday we will pay respect to those who have lost family members while they were serving our country and defending...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/19/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/19/2016

Late last week, the Obama administration sent a directive to thousands of school districts across the country, demanding that they allow transgender students access to restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity. The President’s letter also implied lawsuits and loss of federal funds if school districts do not comply.  According to the letter, schools must allow students access to the restrooms or locker rooms of the opposite sex. God’s created and natural order is under attack. And, personally, as a father and...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/12/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/12/2016

Many centuries ago, the writer of Ecclesiastes wrote, “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof…” In Hebrews 11, the author described men and women who, by faith, finished what they started. They were not perfect human beings, but rather they were people who possessed a great faith that enabled them to endure hardships as they followed God’s plan for their lives. Many young men and women will be walking across (or have walked across) auditorium stages all over the Midwest City/OKC area receiving either their high school...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/5/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 5/5/2016

Last Sunday was a great day that culminated with a wonderful CMA end-of-year program. I am so thankful for Brianna Anderson, her CMA leadership, and, of course, the children! ******************************************************** During the announcement time last Sunday morning, Joy Howell and I gave a brief lay and pastoral response to the very troubling issue of Target’s decision to make their bathrooms gender-neutral. The corporate executive motive may have been to simply be non-exclusive and non-discriminatory in the face of the cries...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 4/21/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 4/21/2016

We know about the salvation Christ provided when He died for our sins. But do you give much thought to His continuing ministry of intercession for you? Just as Jesus prayed for Peter during his time of great temptation (Luke 22:31-32), He also intercedes (prays) for you. His ministry of intercession will go on as long as we are in need of His help, comfort, and blessing.  Robert Murray McCheyne, a Scottish minister during the 19th century, wrote, “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million...

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From the Pastor’s Deck 4/14/2016

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From the Pastor’s Deck 4/14/2016

I introduced a statement outlining nomination and voting procedures during the business meeting held on March 23, 2016.  It reflected a similar approach that was used during the church’s previous procedure of electing a pastor search committee in 2000 and was intended to simply be a starting point for our current election process. The statement has since been updated to reflect some of the comments that were made during the discussion portion of the March meeting, in addition to additional suggestions that were made during the Deacons’...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 4/7/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 4/7/2016

How big is the universe? Two Harvard astronomers have discovered a “great wall” of galaxies that they estimate to be 500 million light-years long, 200 million light-years wide, and 15 million light-years thick.  (One light year is 5.88 trillion miles).  If you think that’s amazing, think about this – The Lord Jesus not only created all those galaxies, but He also sustains (holds together) everything that exists by His powerful hands. But do you know what’s even more amazing? It’s the fact that the same mighty and awesome God who...

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