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ALIVE

Several years ago now the AMC show The  Walking Dead became a cultural sensation that after 7 seasons has developed something of a cult following.  In the opening series,  Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive….

Forest Park Flood Relief Efforts

Forest Park Family, as we watch the situation unfold in east Texas we all are wondering what and when we’ll be able to help.. I’ve been in contact with several of the East Texas Churches and from their descriptions the situation is dire and the needs will be real in the following weeks and for…

Guard Rails

A Chinese boy who wanted to learn about jade studied with a talented, old teacher. This gentle man put a piece of the precious stone into his hand and told the boy to hold it tightly. Then the teacher began to talk of philosophy, men, women, the sun, and almost everything under it. After an…

Mature in Christ

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focused on the New Testament book of Colossians. In this letter, Paul zeroes in on the lordship and person of Christ as he seeks to deal with corrupting influences within the Church. In that day it was believed that Rome was the great salvation of the world, Paul…

After 30 Years

The year was 1987. The world population had just reached 5 billion people, the Legend of Zelda was released for Nintendo, the nation was caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child, Jessica McClure, falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.  The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty…

#2 In the Colossians series, “It’s all about Christ”

Jesus has been acclaimed as the greatest religious leader who ever lived, as being the most influential person to have lived on our planet, and as being unique to the degree that no one can be compared to Him.  There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Jesus.  A few…

Introduction to Colossians

We often are wrong when we assume that the ancient Church dealt with completely different challenges than we do today. People are people, and human nature can turn us away from the Lord if we aren’t deliberate about staying connected. In the first century, the church at Colossae was under attack from false teachers seeking…

The 10-10-10 Challenge

A famous preacher once remarked that “I’d rather be able to pray than be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught His disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.”  Dr. Curtis Hutson once remarked there is more that you can do after you pray, but there is nothing you can do until you…

Going Through Stuff

It’s been said, “The church is the only organization in the world where the only qualification for membership is to be unqualified. The church is not a place for people who think they have it all figured out. It’s true that all of us occasionally do what is right. A few predominately do what is…

“A Spirit of Self Control” The final message in the FEAR series

Samuel Stokes, an American missionary, walked through the Punjab, carrying only a water-bottle and blanket, trusting wholly to native hospitality. In one village he was given a particularly hostile reception. The headmen of the village sat in chairs in a circle, smoking, leaving him the whole evening sitting on the floor. When he asked if…