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Practicing Faith

What habits do you do every day?  Do you eat the same meal, follow the same ritual?  Do you pray every day? We all have little rituals in our life.  As Christians, we are invited to include faith-forming practices as part of those daily acts. We are called to pray, read the Bible, fast, and so much more.  But why do we do these?  Do we do them so we can call ourselves good or do we do them to grow closer to God?  How can these practices not just help our lives, but change our lives?  I hope you will join us Sunday at 11 on Facebook live or in-person to hear more!  See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis

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Being perfect…

Have you messed up yet today? Did you wake up grumpy? What about yesterday?  Were you short with someone or rude to a customer service rep?  We all have those moments we mess up. This weekend I wasn’t paying attention and ran a red light!  So what are we supposed to do with this scripture from Matthew 5, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” 

That sounds impossible!  Does Jesus mean we are supposed to live without sin, or does he mean something else?  This Sunday we continue our series on the Kingdom as we follow the sermon on the mount.  I hope you will join us to hear the freedom and power of this passage. Join us Sunday at 11 on Facebook live or in person!  See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis

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The Kingdom…

Politics are in the air. Even as a write this story my news feed is filled with strong opinions on the Supreme Court ruling. It doesn’t matter if you are conservative or progressive we can quickly and easily find something to be mad about. It seems so much of our political system has broken down into who can be the angriest! What if Jesus dreamed of something different?

This Sunday we begin a new sermon series called, The Kingdom. In this series, we will look into the sermon Jesus preached, the Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon, we get a radical message of what the world could be like through Jesus’ eyes.  This Sunday we begin with a simple question, who is blessed?  Join us Sunday at 11 on Facebook live or in person!  See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis

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Exciting Sunday

One of the amazing blessings of being part of not just First UMC, but the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church is that you are connected to amazing preachers and ministers!  This Sunday we will be blessed as Owen Ross will be joining us and preaching.  Owen is the Director of Church Development in the North Texas Conference.  As a former church planter, he works to help churches grow and understand their unique challenges. I know he will bring us an amazing message and I am looking forward to worshipping with him.  I hope you will join us Sunday for worship and join us afterward for Lunch Bunch!

God Bless,
Travis

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Confirmation Sunday

What an amazing Easter!  We had a fun egg hunt, a great breakfast, and incredible worship. It was such a blessing and thanks to everyone that helped! This Sunday the blessings keep coming as we celebrate Confirmation Sunday! Our 6th and 7th graders have been on a journey of faith discovey. They have studied the basics of Christianity and Methodism and have chosen to join our church as full members.  I hope you will join us this Sunday at 11 as they are confirmed in their faith and we celebrate exciting combined worship. See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis