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What tempts you?

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What tempts you? Doing something you know you shouldn’t? Not doing something that you know you should? Is it a particular kind of food or drink? A form of entertainment? A group of people? Is it a place? Is it a time? Is it too much free time? Too little free time? Is it some combination of many or all of these factors? What do you do when temptation strikes? How do you respond? What works? What doesn’t? This Sunday we’ll have a combined service with communion at 11, and we’ll talk about temptation. Come at 9:30 for Sunday school! […]

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What flag football taught me about the wages of sin

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It’s Wednesday. And I’m still sore. I know what you’re thinking, because I’m thinking it too: “Dude, you’re old and out of shape!” I agree. I am old and out of shape. As Commander Stinger told Maverick in the movie “Top Gun:” “Your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.” Guilty as charged. Middle-aged men should not pick up and play football for a few hours on a Saturday and expect to avoid the consequences. That’s the thing. It was so fun. It was a beautiful day. We all had a great time of fellowship. While I thought about […]

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20190120-8: John Prepares the way

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2019-01-20 Jesus in the real world 8: John Prepares the way Luke 3:1-22 The “red carpet” treatment A. When? (1-2a) 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas B. What? (2b-3) the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism […]

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“You had one job”

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If you have a few moments today, AFTER you finish reading this, do yourself a favor and Google “you had one job” memes. I think you will enjoy it. You’ll find road signs and stripes painted with the wrong directions. Typos that went to print. People that didn’t follow the instructions. Labels in the wrong places. Even a fortune on the outside of a fortune cookie for everyone to read. Before you go, let me tell you why I’m encouraging you to laugh at some of these mistakes. It is easy to lose focus. It doesn’t take much to forget […]

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20190113-7: Jesus gets “lost,” we get “found”

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2019-01-13 Jesus in the real world 7: Jesus gets “lost,” we get “found” Luke 2:41-52 Family Vacations A. Habits of worship (41-42) 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. They went every year Passover was a big deal Twelve B. It takes a village (43-45) 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group […]

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Road Trip

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a great New Year’s celebration this year! How did you spend it? Did you stay up ‘til midnight? Did you dance the night away? Or maybe you hung out with family or friends and ate good food? How did you ring in the new year? We were driving. We drove almost 10 hours after church on the 30thand stopped in the middle of nowhere, Texas about midnight central time. We got up New Year’s Eve and drove about five more hours to my dad’s place in Beeville, Texas, and spent the afternoon and […]