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Scott Challenges Students to ‘Know Who God Is’ During Sept. 19 Chapel Message

September 20, 2018

Reverend Anthony L. Scott, pastor of First Baptist Church North Tulsa, delivered the chapel message Sept. 19 at Oklahoma Baptist University. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.

He preached from Exodus 16:11-12. He challenged the students about their knowledge of who God is. Pastor Scott reminded students that although many believe they know, their idea of God may not actually be correct.

“As soon as our pride and our sinful nature get in the way and we try to manufacture a god in our own image, a god that we find actually palatable to our own taste, then we wind up in what is called idolatry or false religion,” he said.

Scott stressed the importance of the Old Testament. He reminded students of the reason that the Old Testament was created, to understand God. He stated that in order to know God, we must know him in two primary ways: his attributes and his actions. By doing this, he said, we will better understand God and the Old Testament.

“The purpose of the Old Testament is for God to introduce himself to you and I in order to give us the foundation that we need,” Pastor Scott said, “so that we can eventually become saved and believe in Jesus Christ.”

Reverend Scott earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Langston University. He then earned a master’s degree in theology with an emphasis in pastoral leadership and a master’s degree in ministry, both from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He has served as a senior pastor for the past 24 years at churches including Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Haskell, Oklahoma; St. Mark Baptist Church, Muskogee, Oklahoma; and First Baptist Church North Tulsa.

Pastor Scott’s ministry extends far beyond the pulpit. He is an active member of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. Inc., where he serves on the board of directors; the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention where he serves as president; the Creek District Baptist Association of which he is the immediate past moderator; and a member of the Downtown Tulsa Clergy Alliance. His enthusiasm for writing has allowed him to serve on the Tulsa World Editorial Community Advisory Board and also write weekly inspirational articles for the Oklahoma Eagle Newspaper.