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February 4, 2019

Greater Gifts

Greater Gifts “Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way.” 1 Corinthians 12:31 I pray the Greater Gifts series was inspirational and helpful to you. As a community of faith, we move forward in our faith journeys together. We are connected together. Intertwined. Woven. As the apostle […]

October 31, 2018

Fruitfulness in Generosity

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19 Our generosity theme from week before last continues to […]

October 31, 2018

The Fruitless Mulberry Tree

The Fruitless Mulberry Tree I remember back in the day my father decided to plant a couple of shade trees in our front yard. After doing a little research, talking with several people, and looking at several mature trees, it was determined that my dad would plant fruitless mulberry trees. The fruitless mulberry tree is […]

August 6, 2018

AND THE ANGELS REJOICED

It is Monday morning; rain steadily falls, slowly soaking into the parched dry earth. I can almost hear all of creation express a deep drawn out ah…, relief has come. I still have Sunday’s sermon on my mind, The Parables of the Lost. Relief came when the shepherd found his lost sheep and the woman […]

November 29, 2017

PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS 2017

Preparing for Christmas “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord…’” Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23 The Scriptures above make it pretty clear that we are to prepare for the coming of the Lord. We have spent the last three weeks in Matthew 25 […]

November 29, 2017

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

November 1, 2017

An Every Sunday Christian

An Every Sunday Christian “Don’t stop meeting together with other believers,which some people have gotten into the habit of doing.” (Hebrews 10:25) Doesn’t that seem like an odd title? Isn’t a Christian an every Sunday church goer? Actually, church attendance has been an issue since the first century. Perhaps it is getting worse. In today’s […]

August 8, 2016

All Creation is Called to Praise God

All Creation is Called to Praise God “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from heaven! Praise God on the heights! 2 Praise God, all of you who are his messengers! Praise God, all of you who comprise his heavenly forces! 3 Sun and moon, praise God! All of you bright stars, praise God! 4 You […]

August 8, 2016

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016

ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATE Earlier this month, Valorie Mahler and I accompanied Pastor Harrell and Jan as Lay Delegates to Annual Conference in Waco. We spent three days immersed in worship, fellowship, learning, and voting on issues presented to us. The conference teacher this year was Alan Hirsch who is an Australian missiologist (new word for […]

August 8, 2016

Breathe Deep, Jesus is Still Lord!

Bishop Mike Lowry: Breathe Deep, Jesus is Still Lord! © Posted: 18 Jul 2016 04:43 PM PDT 2016-South-Central-Jurisdiction-Conference-logoI returned home from the recently concluded South Central Jurisdictional Conference last night (Sunday, July 17). During the conference, we elected three fine new bishops – Bishops Ruben Saenz, Jr., Jimmy Nunn, and Bob Farr. I am blessed […]

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