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Jesus Dines with US According to the Bible, Jesus ate a lot. Specifically, he ate a lot with others. I know of no Biblical passages where it was recorded that he ate alone. In Luke 14:15 Jesus proclaims, “Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast of the  kingdom of God.” We see a glimpse of Jesus’ vision …

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Back to school — Back to Church Yes it is that time. Time to get back to our routines. We will begin the new school year with a blessing of the backpacks— (Gina tells me that we will bless 52 of them). Other back to school events include: our school employees appreciation breakfast (led by Mary Baker and Ken Mendez); …

Pray for America

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If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.   2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)  

To God’s Children Gathered at First UMC Forney

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General Conference 2019 has come and gone. It was called to deal with matters concerning human sexuality. Specifically, it was charged to receive the report of the Way Forward Committee which presented three (3) plans designed in order to move our conference forward on the above mentioned matters. There was the One Church Plan, the Traditional Plan and the Connectional …

The Call to Discipleship

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When Jesus calls us to deny ourselves, he is not saying I want you to lose your individual self. Rather, he is saying, “do not build your identity upon temporal things of this world. Popularity, success, accumulation of things are temporary, they are fleeting. The Bible says these things will, like flowers of the grass, fade away. There is a …

“Welcome 2018 Council”

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It is my pleasure to welcome the new board. Let us all be praying for their leadership in the coming year. Let us also pray for renewed spirit and dedication in the coming year. In Christ, Pastor Chris  

“The Revolution”

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We live in a revolutionary time. It is a time in which our hero’s are revolutionaries — challengers of authority. Our governmental leaders, our law enforcement officers, our teachers, even our businesses are challenged, defied, even attacked by those who wish only to advance their cause, gain power or just plain disrupt. I never thought that I would see a …

“Giving Thanks”

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A Seminary classmate of mine who became the Rodeo writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram wrote an article for the seminary newspaper at T.C.U. The title was, “Giving Thanks Cures Depression”. Now I understand that true clinical depression is a serious matter which often requires a doctors care. But, my friend had a point. If only one could fill …

Announcement

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  It is my great pleasure to announce that we have hired two new staff members. Holli Clark for Youth Director and Gina McNeal for Children’s Director. They are familiar faces to many of you. They come with strong qualifications and lots of energy. They were both official as of October 1st. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to greet …

“Doesn’t Play Well with Others”

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Philippians 2:1-5 New International Version (NIV) Imitating Christ’s Humility If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out …