Pride

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  • September 12, 2018

I am writing today to shed some light on pride. Pride can be a hard topic to swallow, but it’s something that we all deal with from time to time. The Oxford Dictionary defines pride as, “A feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.” The Bible tells us, in James 4:6b, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Proverbs 16:18 reads, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” There are […]

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Anger

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  • August 7, 2018

Is there righteous anger? Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry and do not sin.” Righteous anger is being angry at what makes God angry. But the anger I want to focus on is not of the righteous sort. The reality is that we are a sinful people and what we do in our anger can be (and normally is) sin. Anger makes us do some crazy stuff. It can make us violent, not only physically, but verbally as well. I speak from experience, as I have failed to overcome my anger too many times to count. I am not violent with my […]

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Meditation, Not a New Age Concept

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  • July 23, 2018

When most people hear the word meditation, they immediately think of hippy yoga classes, filled with incense and people mumbling “ohm” while contorting their bodies in search of peacefulness. Or perhaps they think of Buddhist monks sitting for hours attempting to reach a higher spiritual plane, or deepen their religious understanding. While not entirely correct, practices like these are not entirely wrong either; and they should, in fact, be a part of today’s Christian lives. It is summer, our busiest time of the year. Ball practice, vacations, housework, and travelling an obscene number of hours to far away destinations. We […]

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La Familia es Importante

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  • June 24, 2018

What is family, where did it originate, and why is it important? This past Thursday was June 21st; the summer solstice, the first day of Summer. Summer is here! With it comes the heat and humidity, the yard work, and trips to the lake, river, and waterpark. It’s a time for students and teachers to relax a bit and take a break from the daily grind. It’s a time for parents to scramble to find productive activities for their kids. For my family, June 21st, 2018 has an added meaning, marking the beginning of the Wright family reunion. Every other […]

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God of All Creation

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  • June 11, 2018

Genesis 1:1-2 & 27 1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” 27 “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” You were created for a purpose. You were not created by accident, and your existence is not merely coincidence. The Creator of the universe is also the creator of you. He has designed you to be […]

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The Blessings (and Struggles) of Parenting

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  • May 23, 2018

  Last Sunday, Brother Jeremy preached a Mother’s Day message that spoke to me as a father. It’s funny how God does that. The preacher prepares a message focusing on a specific audience, but God is always sure to speak to others as well. I was one of the others that God spoke to. Psalm 127:3-5: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall […]

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Godly Relationships

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  • May 1, 2018

A parable is a story that is used to teach truth and to explain things in a way that the hearer can better understand. The Parable of the Talents is typically referred to when teaching about money. How are we using the money that God has given us? Are we investing in others based on what He’s given to us? Instead of thinking of the talents as money, I want you to consider the talents as relationships. The story is found in Matthew 25:14-30 and is as follows: 14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a […]

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Donald Trump – He’s YOUR President.

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  • January 31, 2017

It seems like it's been forever since I've written. Between the building campaign/project, holiday season, and the new year's meetings; it seems like I have literally had no time to write. But then again, it's not like I've had anything that I've just been dying to write about…. Until now. You see, I think we've got to address the republican ELEPHANT in the room; that's right, I'm referring to the man of the hour, Donald Trump. Lately it seems as if Mr. Trump has ruffled quite a few feathers. These feather-ruffled Trump haters have risen up and voiced their concerns. This, of […]

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Black Lives, the Gospel, and Truth – They All Matter

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  • July 22, 2016

Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world….. Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in His sight…… Jesus loves the little children of the world. I remember singing this song in Vacation Bible School as a young child. In a world that had come so far, but yet had so much further to go, we sang about the equality of all mankind – the "Imago Dei" of the Bible. That is, even as children, we understood that we were all created in the image of God. We understood that we were all a part of God's […]

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Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys, and Church Building Campaigns

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  • April 19, 2016

When you think about it, church building campaigns to churches are a lot like Tony Romo is to Cowboys fans! And when I say that I don't mean that they cause members a lot of heartache, disappointment, and grief – I mean that you have some that love them and some that hate them. Now if you talk to any true Cowboys fan you will find out quickly that there is no middle ground when it comes to my boy Tony Romo; he's either the savior sent from heaven or he is the spawn of Satan that will eventually find his […]

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