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 …


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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 …

Back to School – Back to Church

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Summer is almost over. School begins August 21st. Further we look forward to increased church activities. Our annual Burgers Lake trek is on August 13th. Our annual FISD staff breakfast is on August 18th and our regular Wednesday night children’s activities begin after labor day. Yes, we will have our Wednesday night Bible study, our meals and our children’s activities. …

“Hotter than a well diggers lunch bucket”

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Hotter than a well diggers lunch bucket was a favorite term used by my father-in-law, Melissa’s dad. Needless to say, summer is upon us. It is getting hot. Thankfully, not as hot as death valley which recorded 127 degrees. Yes, that is hotter than Wichita Falls which holds the Texas record of 120 degrees. Yet church goes on. We still …

“That Time Again”

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It’s that happy time again. It is time for Annual Conference. Annual conference will be held June the fourth through the sixth at First United Methodist Church in Richardson Texas. Annual Conference is the Churches main business meeting of the year. It involves all of the United Methodist Churches of North Texas. Obviously that is why we call it the …

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Honor – Exodus 20:12

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Although I cannot verify it, I have been told that Mother’s Day is really not a religious holiday. Rather it was a holiday invented by the greeting card companies in order to increase their card sales. Well, whatever… I do not think that matters so much. The scriptures seem very clear that we should honor our mothers and fathers. The …