Moore emphasized that Joseph acted in Jesus' life as a true father by naming him and giving him an inheritance in the line of David
, saying that "Joseph was putting his life on the line by caring for this child.
Christians could do worse than to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas this holiday season, seminary professor David Mills says, because it can remind them to share the Gospel.
"Linus gets it," said Mills, assistant professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
"God gave us Jesus in Bethlehem because we need His
death at Calvary," Mills said, emphasizing the necessity of Jesus to be fully human and fully divine in order to fulfill God's plan for the redemption of sinners.
suggested that Christmas be celebrated by looking forward to the second coming of Christ.
"Connect the birth of Christ with the throne of David
," Mills said.
Melton, who served as BGCO president for two years
, preached from 1 Samuel 17 on the story of David
and Goliath, urging messengers to face their giants.
"In our churches and conventions, we face a giant.
It is the giant task of reaching a lost world with the Gospel," Melton said.
called on Oklahoma Baptists to be obedient to God like David
, who despite popular opinion did what was right.
did not retreat in battle because he
was where God wanted him to be, and that is the way we should be in these challenging days.