Welcome to the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association website. Your interest in this ministry is really appreciated.
Our purpose is to glorify God by enabling each church to fulfill it's unique mission for Christ and provide channels for cooperative ministry. The association is focused on church planting through partnership Missions and church revitalization through training and consultation.
As you "click through" this site, please pray for God's favor upon each aspect of our work. And let us hear from you, if we can help you fulfill Christ's Great Commission.
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At the risk of sounding a bit negative I want to share with you a statement made by Erwin Lutzer, Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, in his book entitled When a Nation Forgets God: Seven Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi, Germany. Speaking of the Nazi’s gassing of 6 million Jews, Lutzer says,”
I don’t expect that America will gas millions of people because they belong to the wrong race; but the same values that destroyed Germany are being taught in many of our centers of learning today. Our freedoms are being eroded and we are being betrayed by the elite—those who should be guarding our liberties are bowing to cultural currents that will, barring a miracle, eventually destroy us.
With the removal of Prayer, Bible Study and Pledge of Allegiance from our public school classrooms (1962-63), the legalization of Abortion on Demand (1973), the legalization of Same Sex Marriage nationwide (2015), the intentional reclassification of fathers and mothers to “parent 1” and “parent 2”, the forthcoming removal of the church’s “tax exempt” status, and the prosecution of any Pastor who would dare to proclaim homosexuality as a sin, we are quickly becoming a nation that has forgotten God.
The news is bad and getting worse with each passing year. But, as I often say, the thing that makes the good news so good is that the bad news is so bad. Lutzer puts it this way:
Rather than fearing what is to come, we need to see the unfolding future as an opportunity to bring glory to God through our steadfast commitment to what will never pass away.
May God help us to live such lives that our “light will shine before men and they will see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16)—even in the midst of probable persecution.
Encouragingly yours, Russell Cook