Posts from March 2018

Posts from March 2018

Power of a Photograph

This week we were working on an Easter Edition for the bulletin, not one that we would do every week but a special Edition,. As we worked on the layout we found that we wanted some pictures inside of the Edition. I know that we have some that have been used before but as I began to look for new photos I found myself being drawn to photos that shared the story of our mission as a church to Preach…

Notes from Mark

As believers we remember the events of Holy Week, Jesus’ last week on earth. I personally read through each day’s events and try to imagine what Jesus must have been thinking. This year it struck me that as His focus must have been on the cross and the price He would pay, it was constantly being pulled away. There was so much to do and say and so little time left. The money changers in the temple – cleaned out.…

Our Library, Our History, Our Worship

Our library…in our recent property loss, was displaced because of the broken pipe and subsequent flooding. In the near future, we will restore the room that housed our library. Our library, in its former state was seldom used. Recently, the Library Committee and Staff, on two separate occasions, approached me about distributing the books to “where the people are.” They suggested moving books for youth to the youth wing…moving books for children downstairs to the children’s wing…moving discipleship and teaching…
When you stay in ministry, you must figure out how to deal with disagreements. You have to figure out if being right is worth the cost and fallout of the opposition being wrong or not winning. Learning to walk away from disagreements or Agreeing to Disagreeing with the other side. Learning to apologies when you are in the wrong. Learning to stand your ground and not be moved on Biblical Truth but also to extend grace to those who have…

Notes from Mark

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. We remember Jesus’ dramatic entry into Jerusalem. His ministry had reached a fever pitch. In His teachings Jesus had confounded the leaders and angered them greatly. Jesus had taught a new way, a loving and kind way of dealing and living with others. Jesus had taught that there is only one way to God (Heaven). Yes he had taken those things that people had held on to the tightest and turned everything upside down. Now…

Election of Search Committee

If you have not done so already, then please begin praying about who you would like to nominate for the Pastor Search Committee. We will be accepting ballots on Sunday morning, April 8th. As we have done in the past, you will have the opportunity to nominate five people for the committee. The top-five recipients of votes will be contacted and asked to serve on the committee. If someone declines, then we will go to the next highest recipient. The…

I Wish My Parent’s Knew…

A few years ago, a Youth Pastor friend of mine preached a Wednesday Night Message Series entitled “I Wish my Parents knew…”. I was intrigued by not only the topic but also his response to the series. I asked him for as much info on the series as he would share with me. Over the course of the next few weeks we are surveying not only our youth ministry but also teens from around Weatherford to complete the following statement,…

Notes from Mark

Patience. It is a thing we desire more of and we seem to want it right now! Think about God and His patience with us. He is more patient with each one of us than we are with ourselves. It is not uncommon for us to fret about our situation in life or even think if we fall God doesn’t love us or we question our own salvation. Or what about those thoughts and desires that seemingly stay with us?…

Fear

We all deal with fear from time to time. Faith is said to be the opposite of fear. Isaiah 12:2 says “God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.” Letting faith replace our fear is easier said than done. But that is exactly what God wants us to do when we face fear. Faith allows us to see beyond our fear. In the 1980 Olympics, the hockey finals match was between a small, young, amateur U.S. team…

Lets Mess with Texas

This summer our youth ministry will be headed over the boarder to share the love of Christ. We finalized this week that we will be traveling to Arlington, TX at the end of July just days after our students return from Falls Creek to work alongside Mission Arlington. Mission Arlington is a ministry that serves needy within the Arlington Metroplex. Our Students will be leaving on Saturday, July 28th, working with local house churches on that Sunday, facilitating backyard bible…
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