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 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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From the Pastor’s Desk 3/24/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 3/24/2016

The main thing that separates Christianity from the other religions of the world is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the early part of this century, a group of lawyers met in England to discuss the biblical accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. They wanted to see if enough information was available to make a case that would hold up in a court of law. They concluded that Christ’s resurrection was one of the most established facts of history!  In his book Countdown, G. B. Hardy, offered some thought-provoking questions about the...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 3/17/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 3/17/2016

I have been working on nomination and election procedures as they relate to the election of the Minister of Music Search Committee and two alternates. Janet was able to retrieve the nomination and election procedures related to the former Pastor Search Committee (2000) and I have adapted it to serve as a starting point for this election process. But rather than assume everyone wants to simply follow the previous search procedure, I want the church to have the opportunity to examine it, revise it, if necessary, and affirm it before it is...

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From the Pastor’s Desk 3/10/2016

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From the Pastor’s Desk 3/10/2016

Paul told the believers in Ephesus in Ephesians 2:1 that they (who were once spiritually dead in trespasses and sins) had been made alive inwardly. In Ephesians 2:2-3 he described their former lives by saying, “…who once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as...

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