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Do we want to get well?

What a few weeks it has been.  Since Christmas, we have seen the Omicron variant explode to infect thousands. In our own Grand Prairie, we have seen a discouraging number of new cases each day.  Back in the spring of 2021 when our Church Council decided to return to in-person worship they set measurable standards so that we would know when to return to online worship for safety and we have met those standards.  So this Sunday, and likely next week, we will be returning to online worship only. One of John Wesley’s maximums is, “Do no harm,” and we take that seriously.  As the people of God, we cannot be the means that this disease could infect and even kill someone. 

As a result, we will return to online worship only this Sunday.  We hope this is a very short postponement. This Sunday we continue our series on the Questions Jesus Asked, as we ask a pertinent question. “Do you want to get well?”  As we struggle in society with a desire to get well from this outbreak and we even struggle in our own lives to move past our addictions and struggles we hope you will join us.  See you Sunday on Facebook Live at 11 am!

God Bless,
Travis

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Judgement and Freedom…


Do you ever find yourself preoccupied with thinking about the thoughts of others?  Do you walk around believing friends, coworkers, and strangers are thinking about you or even judging you?  Too often I worry about people thinking/talking about my clothes, my words, my work, or anything else!  It is hard to not worry about these things in a world so full of judgment and analysis. This week we dive into week two of our series The Questions Jesus Asked. We examine the question, “Is there no one to condemn you?” 

The story of a woman about to be stoned is one of the most dramatic stories in scripture. While none of us are about to be stoned we spend far too much of our time preoccupied with the judgment and opinion of others.  Join us this week as we talk about judgment, gossip, and freedom. See you Sunday at 11 in the chapel!

God Bless,
Travis

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Jesus & Questions

In Mark 8 Jesus asks his followers, “Who do people say I am?”  Today we can still ask that question and we would get a wide variety of answers from savior to a fairy tale.  Many religions know Jesus and call him a prophet, priest, holy man, and more.  Jesus continues in the passage and asks his followers, “But who do you say that I am?”  Jesus is asking us that same question today!  This Sunday we begin a new series on the questions Jesus asked in scripture.  

If you read the Gospels you will notice that Jesus enjoyed asking questions more than answering them!  These questions Jesus asked can still help us form our faith and create a foundation for our life.  Join us over the next few weeks as we ask these questions and this week as we ask the biggest question, who do we say Jesus is?  See you Sunday at 11 in the chapel!

God Bless,
Travis

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Christmas Caroling…

I love music, especially this time of year!  Our favorite carols and Christmas songs just speak to our souls. This Sunday we celebrate music!  We will have choir music, the Ignite band leading worship songs, congregational hymns, Clare dancing, and so much more.  Christmas is a season to sing and we hope you will join us as we sing together. See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Tiny acts of Love

It is chilly this morning and I feel at peace as I drink my coffee. We had such a fun Sunday with a packed house of families, new visitors, moving worship, and a wonderful lunch bunch afterward.  I feel so grateful for all the ways God has brought us all together.  It is often through hundreds of tiny acts of love and grace that bring a community of different and diverse people together. This Sunday we walk about the power of hundreds of tiny acts of love.  We will do this via the classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. The story of George Baily and just how unaware he is of the impact of his life on others.  Too often we can all be like George and underestimate the impact of our lives.  I hope you will join us this Sunday as we learn more and talk about love together.  See you Sunday at 11 am in the Basement!

Grace and Peace,
Travis