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What’s In A Name?


Matthew 1:1-16  Some people are fascinated with their personal genealogy. Who are their ancestors? Where did they live? What did they do? Of course, many of us hope our genealogy reveals someone famous in our past. Sometimes, though, we’re surprised with a stinker or two in our past! Matthew starts with a section that I’ll bet most of […]

Enthusiastic Thanksgiving!


Psalm 95  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not as commercialized as the others, although many ignore its historical roots. But for God’s people, “Thanksgiving” is more than a holiday celebrated one Thursday each year! It’s a celebration of God. I like the reminder that Thanksgiving gives us about being people of thanks. 

The Best Story Ever!


2 Timothy 2:11-13  What do you think is the best work of fiction ever written? I’m guessing that if people actually responded to this, we’d have quite a range of works listed. As I’ve said many times before, mine is “Les Miserables.” If I changed it to, what is the best work of non-fiction, I […]

Widows, Orphans, Husbands, and Violence

James 1:27  You might look at the title and wonder, “How in the world do we tie THESE together?” There is a connection: What God wants us to do and abuses of how some do it. Guest speaker, Ken Shetter, the president of One Safe Place in Fort Worth, speaks of the realities of domestic […]

Spiritual Strength


Ephesians 3:14-21  Our oldest son has become addicted to the gym and he works out constantly. We haven’t seen him in almost a year and when he finally came home, it was visibly noticeable how strong he had gotten. He told me he was dead lifting 415lbs, squatting 315lbs, and benching 295lbs. I assured him […]

Spiritual Survival


2 Timothy 3:10-17  Almost 20 years ago, the reality competition show Survivor became a big hit on TV. The show usually followed two teams or “tribes” of people in an isolated location. These teams faced unusual challenges. Many were physical in nature, but there were also mental and psychological games going on between players and […]

The Shepherd’s Song


Psalm 23  Psalm 23 is probably the most well known Psalm of the entire book. This Psalm of comfort gives us a glimpse into the intimate relationship David enjoyed as he walked daily with the Lord. This Sunday, Charlie Bing will lead us through this beautiful song, reminding us of God’s shepherding care over all […]

Are You Willing To Wait For God?


Genesis 40  Have your plans ever gone awry? Do you ever become anxious because things aren’t going the way you had anticipated? Not only does God’s plan sometimes differ from ours, but His timing almost always does. When we have to wait on His timing, we often feel out of control, discouraged, and maybe even […]

Dealing With Darker Days


Ecclesiastes 12 Anyone who is older this year than they were last year needs to hear this message about—growing older. It happens! What can you look forward to and how can you prepare? Charlie Bing will guide us through God’s message to us in Ecclesiastes 12.

The Art of Making Disciples


Matthew 28:18-20 Our life in Christ doesn’t stop at belief. That is just the beginning. As we grow in Him, we realize that we as believers are called to do much more. Join us as our special guest Dick Lynch brings a special message from Matthew 28 about our command to go and make disciples.