January 18, 2019

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Wisdom.Life

I Kings 3:5-14

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”

It seems like wisdom is not something we see much from our leaders anymore.  Entertainers, athletes, community leaders, and certainly politicians seem to be lacking in the gift of wisdom.  But I suspect we may all struggle with a lack of wisdom in our contemporary culture.  Things like social media and our desire for instant gratification and self-pleasure don’t help us develop wisdom. 

We often have this idea that wisdom equals knowledge.  Other times we believe age brings knowledge.  But I have known some really smart elderly people who lacked wisdom.  “Wisdom from above,” says the book of James, “is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

Wisdom is a gift of God, but a gift we can ask for and work toward.  This Sunday at First Church OKC we will be continuing our sermon series One.Life by examining Wisdom.Life.  We will take a closer look at our need for wisdom, what wisdom really is, and some steps we can take to begin living a Wisdom.Life.  I hope to see you this Sunday morning at 10:45 am at First Church OKC!

Pastor Lesly


All newer congregants and guests to First Church are invited to participate in First Welcome, a two hour event designed to introduce you to First Church’s facilities, history and ministries. The event will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 12:15 pm!

All newer congregants and guests to First Church are invited to participate in First Welcome, a two hour event designed to introduce you to First Church’s facilities, history and ministries. The event will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 12:15 pm!

We have 8 parking spots available for rent in the upper parking lot off of 5th street. The spots cost $45 per month. Contact the church office for more info!

We have 8 parking spots available for rent in the upper parking lot off of 5th street. The spots cost $45 per month. Contact the church office for more info!

The 2019 Confirmation Class will be February 17th - April 7th. Confirmation Sunday will be on April 14th. The class is for students 6th grade and up and is only for kids that haven’t been confirmed yet. Registration and information packets will be available this Sunday in the Welcome Center. Be sure to register your students! If you have any questions contact our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy.

The 2019 Confirmation Class will be February 17th - April 7th. Confirmation Sunday will be on April 14th. The class is for students 6th grade and up and is only for kids that haven’t been confirmed yet. Registration and information packets will be available this Sunday in the Welcome Center. Be sure to register your students! If you have any questions contact our Youth Director, Ridge Kennedy.

The First Church note cards will be sold this Sunday, January 20th & next Sunday, January 27th in the Welcome Center. The note cards are $5.00 for a box of 10 cards. Get your First Church note cards in the Welcome Center this Sunday!

The First Church note cards will be sold this Sunday, January 20th & next Sunday, January 27th in the Welcome Center. The note cards are $5.00 for a box of 10 cards. Get your First Church note cards in the Welcome Center this Sunday!

The OKC streetcars will be running on Sundays for the first seven weeks. They will be using the ridership of the streetcars on these first seven Sundays to determine if they will continue to keep them running on Sundays. Please join us in making use of the streetcars before and after worship to encourage the city to keep them up and running on Sundays for the future. We are so excited to have three streetcar stops around our church and we are excited about this latest improvement to our city and neighborhood.

The OKC streetcars will be running on Sundays for the first seven weeks. They will be using the ridership of the streetcars on these first seven Sundays to determine if they will continue to keep them running on Sundays. Please join us in making use of the streetcars before and after worship to encourage the city to keep them up and running on Sundays for the future. We are so excited to have three streetcar stops around our church and we are excited about this latest improvement to our city and neighborhood.


Weekly Calendar

Sunday

9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
6:00 pm - Youth

Monday

OFFICE CLOSED - MLK Day

Tuesday

10:00 am - Heart to Heart Women’s Bible Study at Martie Ervin’s Home
5:30 pm - Whiz Kids

Wednesday

5:30 pm - Wednesday Night Dinner
6:00 pm - Disciple Bible Study
6:15 pm - Children’s Programming
7:45 pm - Choir Rehearsal

Thursday

9:30 am - Ladies’ Bible Study

Friday

6:20 pm - Friday Night Alive

Next Sunday

9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
10:45 am - Worship
6:00 pm - Youth

Family Prayer List

The Miller Family

The Mitchell Family

Pray for Missions
Please pray for Nicolai Smirnov and the church he pastors in Ukraine and for opportunities to share the Gospel with their community. 

This Week’s Servants

Greeters:
Joel & Nancy Kintsel

Ushers:
Fernandes Family

Next Week’s Servants

Greeters:
Steve & Sandie Blake

Ushers:
Martie Ervin, Linda Gibbons, Mary Nethercutt & Richard Carpenter


Church Information

Senior Pastor, Lesly Broadbent: 
pastorlesly@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Music Ministries, Morgan Kennedy: 
mkennedy@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Student Ministries, Ridge Kennedy: 
rkennedy@firstchurchokc.com


Administrative Assistant, Laci Young:
firstchurch@firstchurchokc.com


Director of Children’s Ministries, Kaitlyn Janka:
kjanka@firstchurchokc.com


Finance Secretary, Jana Simpson: 
jsimpson@firstchurchokc.com

Organist, Sharon Austin

Custodian, Tammy Rinehart

Maintenance, John Barrett


Office Hours

M - Th  8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Fri.  8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Church Phone:  405-239-6493

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