From The Heart

From the Heart by Brother Kyle

In days from the past the story is told of a poverty-stricken sharecropper family in Georgia. They were barely able to eke out an existence and always in debt. One year they had a good harvest and had a few dollars left over after their debts were paid. There was not enough money for a separate gift for each family member, so the mail order catalog was examined to find a modest gift all could share. They decided to order a mirror, for they had never had a mirror in their home. Ten days later the mailman brought them a package. They opened the box. The father looked in the mirror and frowned. The mother smiled. The baby giggled. Each saw his or her own likeness for the first time. Finally, the mirror was passed to little Willie. He did not know whether to cry or frown, for you see, Will had been kicked in the face by a mule when he was a toddler. His face was scarred and twisted.

“Mom,” he asked, “Do I really look like this? Did you know it all this time? And you still loved me?”

“Yes, Willie,” she replied. “I loved you.”

This is the message from God to our world at this Christmas time. No matter how scarred and twisted our lives, God loves us.

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

God’s gift is intensely personal because Jesus was born, he lived and he died on the cross for me. There is no greater gift that a person can receive than to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Merry Christmas and my prayer is that God would bless each and every one of you.

Bro. Kyle



















  • Online Worship Services

    Live streaming of Sunday School and Worship services can be found on Facebook at this link. Click here.

  • Food Baskets

    Bring your donations for Christmas Food Baskets, canned or dried goods. Baskets will be delivered December 21.

  • Women's Dinner

    Monthly Potluck Meal Family Life Center - Women of all ages are welcome! Main Dish provided. Please just bring salads or desserts. Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 PM Dirty Santa $20 gift exchange

  • Job opening

    Oak Grove Baptist Church is seeking to hire a bi-vocational male choir director and worship leader. Salary is based on experience and credentials. Contact 580-326-5522 for more information. Please email cover letter and resume to

  • Christmas Cantata

    Our church adult choir annual Christmas Cantata 

    Sunday, December 17 at 11:00 AM

  • Choir Practice

    Sundays at 5:30 PM

    Our adult choir is currently preparing for the upcoming Christmas cantata.


  • Elmbrook - Angel Tree

    Elmbrook residents have prepared their Christmas wish lists.

    Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board and the wish lists are on the foyer table (underneath the sign-up sheet.)

    Return gifts to the OGBC office by December 17, 2023. 

  • Quarterly Business Meeting

    Quarterly business meeting December 17 at 7:30 PM


  • Candlelight Service and Lord’s Supper

    Candlelight Service and Lord’s Supper

    December 20 at 6:30 PM

  • Fifth Sunday Singing

    Sunday, December 31, 2023 

    Singing at 6:30 PM in sanctuary

    Fellowship at 7:30 PM in Family Life Center

  • Preschool, Children's, and Family Ministry Leadership Conference

    Heart of the Child Registration (

    Registration is now open for the
    Heart of the Child Conference! 


    Happening every other year, this conference offers breakout sessions in preschool, children, preteen, family, and disability ministries to encourage, train, and assist leaders. 



    Every other year, family and childhood convention leaders from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri along with Lifeway Kids Min leaders work together to host the Heart of the Child conference. Breakout sessions are offered in preschool, children, preteen, family, and disability ministries to encourage, train, and assist leaders. If you are a Senior Pastor, you can receive free registration. Please email for more information. For every 5 registered attendees, a minister receives a free registration. (For example, if 10 attendees register from one church, two ministers attend free.) Please email for more information. If you decide you want to add on a Pre-Con Session after you've already purchased a regular ticket, please email for more information.