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Good News Church – Yukon, OK

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Good News Church is located in the growing suburb of Yukon near the western border of Oklahoma City. We are an interdenominational church welcoming people from a cross section of church backgrounds. Our mission is to reach, to teach, and to equip our generation with God's Word. We offer ministries for all ages to help people to grow in their Christian faith.


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Good News Church is located in the growing suburb of Yukon near the western border of Oklahoma City. We are an interdenominational church welcoming people from a cross section of church backgrounds. Our mission is to reach, to teach, and to equip our generation with God's Word. We offer ministries for all ages to help people to grow in their Christian faith.






The Importance of Staying Focused

I want to talk to you about the importance of staying focused. There's a lot of things out there that can be distractions to us and pull us in a variety of directions. One time I was in prayer during a period of discouragement in my life. I felt I heard the Lord say to me, "Distracted people are discouraged people." I felt I was being reminded by God that whenever I take my eyes off of him, I am opening myself up to discouragement.


Keys to Christian Growth

I'd like to share with you the concept of the Christian life. It is not to stay stagnant after accepting Christ, but instead, the Bible describes the process of getting to know Christ closer and closer, with the Amplified version even saying we ought to become "more deeply and intimately acquainted with him." Your desire should be for a progressive growth in your relationship with Christ. It is not a simple saved-not saved question: God desires for us to grow to a rich understanding of him, with endless depth to be enjoyed in His Word.


How the Holy Spirit Helps

I'd like to speak to you about the Holy Spirit and his role as a helper. We have all been in a situation where we needed someone to help us. There is nothing more disappointing than finding ourselves without a proper helper, and nothing more relieving than being assisted by one. The Holy Spirit was given to believers for the purpose of helping us. While Jesus ascended to heaven, and the Father still resides there, the Holy Spirit was sent to us in order that we might not be without help during the Church Age. We must take care to listen closely to the Spirit's voice and allow him to help us.


What in the World Is Going On?

Let's go to Revelation 12 today. I'd like to talk to you about a message and the phrase it is titled after, "What in the World Is Going On?". Just as soon as things begin to calm down, another major event always seems to break out. Whether COVID-19, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, the past few years have been packed of historic moments in the world. The Scriptures offer an explanation for why things seem to as they are in the world. The events that are occurring are compared to by the Bible as birth pangs that are preceding the return of Christ himself. Therefore, we must stay faithful.



What would you say are some of the most major events that happened in the United States in this past year? I believe that one of the most significant, not only in the Christian world but in general, is the Asbury Revival. If you are not aware, there was a massive spontaneous revival that broke out at a private university in Kentucky known as Asbury University. The flame started there then spread to several other college campuses in a truly organic way, evidencing the Holy Spirit's involvement in this movement. I believe that this revival is a perfect example of the Holy Spirit's tendency toward acting "suddenly." He will not always wait for us to be ready and let him know we are ready for a move: He redraws plans as is best for the will of God. Link to purchase the Asbury Revival documentary shown:


The Fruit of the Spirit

When I was in the Czech Republic recently, I woke up early one morning and was reading a prayer of Paul. On this particular day, I came across the prayer he prayed in Galatians 4. In this prayer, Paul compares his desire for Christ to be formed in the church of Galatia to be similar to the anguish felt by a mother in childbirth. Paul later goes on to list that fruits as evidence of this shaping into Christs' image that are commonly known as fruits of the Spirit today: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, etc. These fruits can work a tremendous transformation on a believer's life so as to alter them permanently in His image.


Israel and You

I wrestled with this message but felt the call of the Lord for me to speak today on the recent events unfolding in Israel and the attacks by Hamas. I would like to not just explain what is going on and how a Christian should respond, but also want to bring it home for you and tell you how these events impact you even here in the United States. I brought with me a map that will especially aid in explaining where the various major important locations of Israel are, from the ancient Jericho and Galilee to the modern West Bank and Gaza Strip. God's chosen people of the Old Testament remain so today, and they deserve God's other chosen people in the body of Christ to stand with them.


Faith: We Have a Part to Play

If you listened to the last message, you will know we looked at the subject of faith. Tonight I’d like to follow up on that by discussing the Christian’s active role in equipping themselves with the shield of faith. God has not told us to simply sit by and trust he will equip us: instead, there is an active component that the believer must be aware of and know how to exercise in order to ensure they are protecting themselves. The Bible teaches that God gives generously to those who have faith in him. There is nothing that God cannot do, except the Bible teaches in Hebrews 11:6 that it is impossible for God to be pleased unless we exercise faith.



Open your Bible to two places this morning, Ephesians 6 and Hebrews 11. This first passage describes the armor of God, including the shield of faith. The Bible describes that our faith can act as a shield for us, protecting us from the enemy’s attacks. Unfortunately, many Christians in times of crisis do not grab the right spiritual tool: only the shield of faith is the right tool to protect us. Faith acts as a full belief that God will bring about what he has promised and it is essential in the Christian’s life.


Word Fed, Spirit Led

God's desire is that every church on this planet would be word-fed, and Spirit-led. There is a need to hear the voice of God and interpret and judge what we are hearing by the standard of God's word in the Bible. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 2 that when he had visited the church of Corinth, his impact on the congregation came not only from what he said, but far moreso by "demonstration of the Holy Spirit." Christianity is not an intellectual exercise. It requires that we listen for the active Spirit of God and heed His call.


The Power of Vision

I’d like to talk to you about the critical importance of vision in your life. The Bible teaches that even when he was 120 years old, Moses still had a youthful vigor, strength, and even his eyesight was not dimmed. The description of his eyesight is a literal one, but I think there is a parallel toward one’s vision for the future and how it often seems to diminish as someone gets older. In life, we can often start out young and full of inspiration, but through the troubles of life it is not uncommon to have this aspiring energy knocked out of you. It is in Christ that we can find renewal and refreshment for vision for the future.


The Watchman

I want to share about “the watchman.” What is a watchman? And what is their responsibility? I was headed to a ministerial alliance meeting several years ago, and as I was driving, I thought, “Do I really need to be going to this? Am I only going out of tradition?” As I was thinking this, I heard the Lord say to me: “Watchman.” I knew immediately what he meant. In order to be a watchman over my community, it was important that I attend and learn about upcoming issues. The Bible teaches that the Christian can stand as a watchman against the forces of evil. It is essential in these latter days to be vigilant and exercise discernment.


Divine Health

The Bible teaches that we will have glorified bodies in eternity, as we have been covering the past few weeks. But it also teaches that God's desire is to heal our earthly bodies, giving us a taste of eternity. In Jesus' time on earth, again and again he healed the sick and even raised the dead. These miracles were not just meant to prove he was the Messiah and pass away: when he sent off the disciples before ascending to heaven, Jesus said a sign of believers would be that "they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." We are a part of that same stream of believers, and God teaches that not only can he perform healing through us, but that he can heal us ourselves if we will only believe.


Incomplete Repentance

The Bible teaches that a desire to turn away from evil is not enough. A believer must fully commit to their repentance. As we have been covering 1 Samuel, we have seen that Saul time and time again would state his desire to do well, but ultimately failed to obey God and repent for what he had done. Whether in his failure to wipe out the Amalekites, or in his failure to wait until Samuel arrived to offer up the burnt offering, his will proved to be opposite to God's command for him to obey. Had Saul fully repented, we would not have seen him make these mistakes again and again. We must pay attention to what he did and ensure we do not repeat the same mistakes.


The Generous Soul Will Prosper

I’d like to share with you about generosity. Proverbs 11:25 states, “The generous will prosper,” but what the prior verse says is perhaps even more surprising: “There is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.” The Bible thus teaches not only that God will bless those who are generous, but that those who fail to display generosity will end up the opposite of what their greed desired. A continual pattern is laid out in the Bible that God will take care of the generous. Time and time again in my life and in the church we have felt the blessings of generosity from others that I believe resulted from mine and Good News Church’s willingness first to display generosity.


Why Missions?

Most of you know that the second Sunday of the month at Good News Church is centered around missions. Whether a global or local ministry, our goal is always that the resources being given into this church do not end here but instead flow out as a blessing to other ministries who also seek to bring the world to Christ. In particular, I'd like to focus on this global ministries aspect. Global ministries have always been something that meant a lot to me. When I was a young child, I saw what I believe was a vision in my bedroom of God's hand holding the globe of the earth. God has love for everyone on earth, but he calls us to go and be messengers of the good news of the gospel. Yet as Jesus observed, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few."


Think on These Things

The title of my message tonight comes from the Apostle Paul himself. In one of his letters, Paul urged the reader and listeners on the kind of things which they ought to spend time thinking about. Paul writes, “Whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, worthy of praise…think about these things.” As Christians there is so much happening in the world that can be tempting to think on and be consumed by, but the Bible instructs us to ignore such things and instead think on that which edifies and strengthens us.


The Value of the Anointing

I’d like to share some things with you that have been going on in my spirit as I have been going through the book of 1 Samuel. I had it on my heart to teach on it several months ago, and since then we have been able to read valuable biblical insights relating to the value of obedience and honoring God. Time and time again in this book, we read that the open secret of having the anointing of the Lord on one’s life comes down to how obedient we are to God’s commands for us. It is this essential rule that explains why Saul and David’s kingdoms played out so much differently.


Our Eternal Rewards

We've been talking about heaven a lot lately, but I would like to cover another important aspect of eternity tonight: rewards. While everyone in heaven will by nature of being there have salvation, the Bible teaches in numerous passages how depending on what we did with our time on earth, different rewards will be applied. We should go above and beyond in our Christian walk, knowing that God will reward this in eternity. But how can a Christian live to ensure they are not shutting off God's eternal rewards to them? Listen in on what the Bible has to say.


David & Jonathan: A Covenant Friendship / The Power of Peace

Today we get to hear special messages from both Pastor Tom and guest speaker Phillip Slaughter. Pastor Tom delivers a message on the power of friendship and the extreme importance for Christians to find a group of friends who behave like iron in sharpening one another, while sharing a mutual love for one another that forms a covenant that lasts for decades. Phillip then shares his testimony in deliverance from a serious case of COVID-19 several years ago, with the message of the importance of peace alongside the other tools God has equipped believers with such as joy. In either, the listener will be edified and enriched in important concepts of Christian living.