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Training in Godliness…

The Olympics have been so much fun so far!  In the wins and losses, it is the stories of real lives that speak to us the most. The training these athletes go through is truly amazing. In Timothy, Paul speaks about the training we are to go through as Christians. We are to train in Godliness and that is a hard thing to do!  What does training in Godliness look like, how often should we do it, why does it matter?  Join us Sunday as we strap on our training shoes and get to work!  See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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The Olympics at First Grand!

This Friday the Olympics begin in Tokyo!  It is always an exciting celebration of athletics, diversity, and international cooperation. Over many years I have loved learning about new sports, following some sports I love, and in general, being obsessed for two weeks. This year First Grand is challenging all of you to help us raise supplies for nonprofits and we are making it a competition!  Each week we will se which of our four worship services can raise the most for the nonprofit that week. This week it is water bottles for Grand Prairie Homeless Outreach Organization. As the temperatures rise our homeless neighbors are at risk for heat stroke and dehydration more than ever!  Help us support them and share the love by bringing water bottles to church this Sunday. See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Joy in our Faith!

What does joy mean to you?  Is joy something you feel regularlly or ever?  As Christians joy has been promised to be a part of our lives, but far too often we do not allow ourselves to expereince joy!  Joy is something that can be a part of our daily lives if we follow the example of King David and the call of Jesus. In both models, we see people who experienced joy all the time. 

This is the last week for our series on Life, Laughter, and Faith. We will be digging into the quirky and fun sitcom, Parks and Recreation. The main character Leslie Knope is known for her infectious joy and that joy can be yours too!  Join us Sunday for joyful worship and a hopeful message, see you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Faith and the Big Bang Theory

Have you ever thought about how your beliefs affect the way you live in the world?  Not your religious beliefs, but your beliefs about how the world should work. We often mix the words beliefs and faith, but our faith should inform our beliefs, rather than our beliefs informing our faith!  This Sunday we ask how should our faith inform the way we see the world. It is complicated, but a good conversation to have.

We will also be looking at one of the most beloved TV shows, The Big Bang Theory. This show is about a few nerds and their absolute scientific views of the world and how that can lead to some fun awkward humor.  Join us Sunday as we dig into beliefs and faith and all that it means!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Faith in the Office

How does your faith affect your job? Do you carry your faith into the office? Sometimes we are quiet and pretend our faith isn’t even there as we just get our work done, but we all know people who can’t do anything except talk about their faith!  So what is the right balance? How do we carry our faith and our hope into our Office?

This Sunday we dig into one of the most beloved TV shows, The Office. David McMinn will be sharing the message with us. David is the Director of the University of Texas Wesley Foundation and a very good friend. I can’t wait to hear what he says. Join us Sunday for worship and as we bless our mission trippers!  Join us at 11 am in the chapel or on Facebook Live as we worship and grow!

Grace and Peace,
Travis