Oakland Baptist Church Fort Walton Beach

118 Wright Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Tel: 850-243-8722


Service and Worship Times

  • Sunday Worship Service - 11:00AM
  • Sunday School All Ages - 9:30AM
  • Wednesday Night Service - 6:00PM
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The Value of Human Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Sunday, 31 January 2010 18:54

Today my sermon was on the subject of protection of babies in the womb, the elderly, the infirm, and those who might need special attention in one way or another. In our "use and toss" society we seem to only live for the moment. Our God and Father Yahweh of the Bible desires for us to live each moment as if eternity depends upon it. We looked at the  OT passage where Moses is giving the people the opportunity to choose life and live. In other words, in this beautiful Emerald coast shore of Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, we must learn from the examples in the Bible and actually obey God through His Word.

One of the verses uses the phrase "Choose Life", and that same phrase is displayed on special license plates in Florida. I read a story where a lady saw the plate in a parking lot and the "Choose Life" wording caused her to reconsider her planned abortion. We would call that occurrence  a divine appointment. So really the special plate is worth the extra cost when it helps someone to understand the value of a human life.

I hope you will take the time today to pray for the babies in the womb, the afflicted, and especially the caregivers of those in need of extra help or assistance. Remember the Proverb, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a shame to any people."  Pray for our nation.

Friend, our hope, as the late Chip Dorton used to sing, is "In Christ Alone". pm


Website launch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Garner   
Saturday, 30 January 2010 14:26

I would like to extend to you a Ft. Walton Beach, Florida greeting.  This is my maiden blog.  My name is Mick and I’m the pastor at Oakland Baptist Church. Our worship center is located at 118 Wright Pkwy NW. We live in the area of the Florida Panhandle that’s called The Emerald Coast. The beautiful gulf coast water brings the emerald color to mind. Yes, we have the sandy beaches that actually look just like sugar. So, bring your sunglasses and skin protection and come on down. Prior to moving to this area, I read about the Destin, Florida beaches being the most beautiful in the world, and guess what? They are so correct.

I hope to blog on a frequent basis. I will, with all positive credit going to the Holy Spirit, strive to share with you application for our daily lives. Please note the word “our” because we’re in this together. The Holy Spirit’s desire is to bring or mature us in Jesus Christ.

We hope to upload the Sunday sermon either tomorrow or Monday on the website.

This is day one of our website. Our desire is to know Christ in a better way. The cool thing about scripture is, it is always ready to speak to us. The question is, are we listening?  pm

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