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 8/25/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/25/2016

It was a special blessing to be able to return again to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where I    began my pastoral ministry more than 40 years ago to attend an annual homecoming day! I was able to reunite with two couples whose wedding ceremonies I officiated; they are still active in the church and also have children and grandchildren in the church. I had the blessing of leading one of the wives to Christ during premarital counseling. I got to see the mother of her, then,   teenage son who was my first baptismal candidate. I got to see a...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/18/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/18/2016

The following devotional was written by Chuck Swindoll and appeared on his ministry’s website on July 31, 2016:   Divided allegiance is as wrong as open idolatry. “How long will you hesitate between two opinions?”   Elijah asks the people of Israel. The easiest thing to do when you are outnumbered or overwhelmed is to remain in that mediocre state of non-commitment. That was where the people of Israel lived, but Elijah never went there. He told them, “You cannot continue in this period of divided allegiance any...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/11/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/11/2016

When I think of people who have revived a sense of patriotism, national pride, and love of country, some who immediately come to mind include: the first three astronauts who landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong’s famous first words after being the first person to step on lunar soil, “That’s a small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Then I think of President Ronald Reagan, whose philosophy of peace through strength led to the end of the Cold War and to the removal of the Berlin Wall. There seemed to me to be a greater sense of...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/4/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 8/4/2016

I appreciated the positive feedback I received from the two-part study in Romans 13:1-7 entitled, Christian Response to Civil Authorities. The most challenging part to process was to obey the words of Jesus that command us to not respond to civil authorities with vindictive words or actions. Unfortunately, Christians often respond to ungodliness and injustice more like lost people rather than like followers of the One who said in Matthew 5:43-44 – You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/28/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/28/2016

Brothers and Sisters:   We have reached a critical point in our financial position at FBC; and before I draw any conclusions, I   want to put the matter in perspective. First of all, most churches, including Southern Baptist churches, are struggling in the face of declining attendance and offerings; many who’ve never faced these challenges before have been humbled by the downward trend. We have been among the more fortunate churches in the fact that we have not had to cut or eliminate ministries or staff. Even though we have been able...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/21/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/21/2016

Several weeks ago, Matt Hofeld came to FBC and presented an overview of international mission opportunities in Panama and Columbia which are scheduled for later this year. So far, God has led Johnnie Kay, John and Cindy Cauffiel, and me to go to Bogota, Columbia, November 28 – December 5. There were a few things God used to lead me to answer His call: The mission will be two-pronged: evangelism, church strengthening and church planting. Church ministries will include children, leadership training, prayer walking, and witnessing. Church...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/14/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 7/14/2016

The recent tragedy in Dallas that resulted in the senseless injury and loss of the lives of several of their brave police officers saddened my heart. Please pray for the families of these officers and the entire DPD family.  I agree with Dr. Robert Jeffress of FBC in Dallas when he wrote, “This tragedy in Dallas is symptomatic of the lawlessness in our country that is being fueled by a disrespect for police — a disrespect that should be strongly denounced by all leaders, beginning with the President of the United States. Please pray for...

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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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