Philippine International Baptist Church of OKLAHOMA - SBC
Thanksgiving Banquet Pictures
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
"God has five (5) purposes for people's lives"
To bring enjoyment to Him,
To be a part of His family,
To become like Him,
To serve Him, and
To share Him with others."
Are you living these purposes of God in your life, if not, why not? Are you a Bible Believing Christian, Possessing Christian, Professing Christian or not Christian at all. Come worship with us or call to let us point you to the right person of the CROSS.
To all the PIBC member please let us know your e-mail address if you have one so we can e-mail informations from time to time.
Thanks and God Bless
"..It is more blessed to give than to receive.."
Let's all get together in reaching America and the world thru the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Record-Breaking on our Cooperative Program Giving!
"..Everyone Pray for this Campaign in our Church again - Will let you know when.."
Let's be on fire for LORD this year 2008. Let the fire of your faith continue burning that people will see the Hope that is in you.
There is only one living and eternal God. He reveals Himself to us as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who subsist in unity and also as three separate, but distinct Persons.
God the Father
God the Father providentially reigns governing His universe, His creatures, and the flow of human history. He is Father in truth and grace to those who become His children through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
--Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28-29; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
God as Son
Jesus Christ is Godís eternal Son who was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will literally return to earth one day.
--Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6, 53:5-6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
God as Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the helper, assistant, counselor, and instructor of the triune Godhead. His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, comfort, strengthen, sanctify the soul, and guide believers in worship, evangelism, and service.
--2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. Through the first man, Adam, man sinned against God and brought sin into humanity. As a result, all human beings are sinners and are in need of salvation through Christís death on the cross.
--Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind and is free to all who will accept it. It involves the redemption of man through repentance and placing oneís faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who is truly saved will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their unconfessed sins will spend eternity in hell.
--Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
Baptism occurs by immersion in water after salvation and is done in obedience to the command of Jesus Christ. It symbolizes our death to sin, our burial of the old life, resurrection to walk in newness of life, and our faith in our Savior who was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead.
--Matthew 3:15-17; Acts 2:38
The church is a local body of baptized believers. The New Testament speaks of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all members of all ages, with Christ as the Head.
--Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:27-29; 1 Corinthians 12:27-29; Ephesians 1:21-23, 3:20-22, 4:1-3, 5:21-27; Colossians 1:17-19
The Scriptures are God-breathed and written by men divinely inspired. It is Godís revelation of Himself to man and is an infallible, inerrant treasure of instruction and truth. God is its author, salvation is its end, and truth is its matter.
--Psalm 119:105; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16
Our beliefs are in conjunction with those of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). For more information, please visit the SBC website where you may view the ďBaptist Faith and MessageĒ (www.sbc.net).
WE WILL LOVE GOD
"You will love the Lord thy God..." Matthew 22:37
WE WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
"...As I loved you...love one another..." John 13:34, 35
WE WILL LEARN AND OBEY THE WORD OF GOD
"Do not merely listen to the Word...Do what it says.." James 1:22
WE WILL USE OUR LIVES, OUR TALENTS AND OUR RESOURCES TO TELL AS MANY AS WE CAN ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD IN JESUS CHRIST
"...God...Make Disciples...Baptize..." Matthew 28:18-20
WHY WE ARE BAPTIST
We are Southern Baptists because the Baptist affiliation stands for scriptural truths. Because of this, we voluntarily cooperate with Southern Baptists worldwide for the purpose of sharing Jesus Christ with others.
The Capital Baptist Association
Capital Baptist Association, in relationship to the state conventions (of which there are thirty-four), is larger than seventeen of them. We represent twenty percent of all Oklahoma Baptists. One of every five Southern Baptists in Oklahoma is a member of a church in our association. One of every five in Sunday School attends one of our Sunday Schools. One of every five baptized is baptized into one of our churches. While no association in America has the emphasis on social ministries, as does Capital Association, at the same time we offer a complete program to help our churches in all areas of ministries. One example is Young Musicians Camp. The largest music camp of its kind in the world, we had over 1700 registered at Falls Creek this past summer. There is nothing that can compare with this week of special training for our children.
We are a diverse people representing thirteen different languages groups, with Anglos, African Americans, and Native Americans meeting in more than 150 congregations. Our fellowship includes large churches, some having attendance exceeding a thousand, and one or two with more than two thousand in attendance. But, we also minister to churches with attendance of less than thirty. We are indeed, a diverse people.
The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
This convention consists of 1,600 churches that fellowship together with the goal of evangelizing our state.
The Southern Baptist Convention
Since its organization in 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to a fellowship of over 16.3 million members in approximately 43,024 churches in all 50 states and Canada. These churches work together through approximately 1,194 associations, 40 state conventions, 1 fellowship, and the Southern Baptist Convention to accomplish through voluntary cooperation far more than they could ever do alone. The Southern Baptist worldwide missions enterprise is funded in large part through the unique, efficient, and equitable Cooperative Program. A portion of the undesignated tithes and offerings of individuals received by SBC churches becomes Cooperative Program dollars. In 2003, these churches sent over $501 million through the Cooperative Program to their state conventions to support work within the state and the Southern Baptist Convention. As determined by messengers to the annual session of each state convention, a percentage of these Cooperative Program receipts is sent to the SBC Executive Committee for distribution to SBC entities. In 2003, an average of 63 percent of total Cooperative Program receipts was used for state convention ministries, and roughly 36 percent was forwarded to the SBC for national and worldwide ministries. Messengers to the 2004 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana approved the SBC CP Allocation Budget for 2004-2005 of $183,201,694.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the most diverse association of churches.
SBC churches include every race, nationality, and ethnic group. Each Sunday, services are held in more than 80 languages in the United States. One out of every three African-Americans in the U.S. is a Southern Baptist.
Advantages to Being Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention
Every church associated with the SBC is an independent church. There is no denominational control or hierarchy, as there is in most other denominations. Each church is self-governed and determines its own affairs. For example, every "SBC church" chooses its own pastor. The churches also own their own buildings and assets and determine their own programs.
It allows us to identify with other Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to the Bible. Unlike other groups, the SBC has no man-made "creed." The Bible is our only authority.
It allows our church to choose from a wide variety of support materials that help us fulfill our purpose.
It allows our church to participate in the largest missionary organization in the world. Through the International Mission Board (www.imb.org), Southern Baptists support approximately 5,375 missionaries who are engaging more than 1,371 different people groups around the world. New churches numbering over 1,436 are planted through the efforts of more than 5,176 North American Missionaries, whose efforts are coordinated through your North American Mission Board (www.namb.net) and individual state conventions. Working together, Southern Baptists saw 887,537 new believers baptized in 2003!