Cross and Flame - Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).

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Releasing the Power of Prayer – III

“Letting Go of the Ball” Psalm 139:1-4; 23-24 For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all…

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Releasing the Power of Prayer – II

“Putting the Ball in God’s Court” Jeremiah 33:1-3; Hebrews 11:1 Prayer is communication with God.  It is a privilege, a blessing, and a necessity to the life of those who have a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Jesus leads us to God and the Holy Spirit gives us what we need to build and maintain that…

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Two Pop Tarts and a Donut

Isaiah 55:1-3a This past week my daughter called to say she would be in the neighborhood and wanted to know if she could drop by.  I said she could and added that she did not need to stop by a fast food place because there were some kolaches and donuts at the house.  She said,…

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It’s the Little Things

Micah 6:8 I have spoken a few times to my friends, the congregation of Wheatland, and I oft repeat my favorite Bible verse. Now I used to love Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all this through Him who gives me strength”. But lacking in strength a good bit of the time, I found a…

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Building on The Solid Rock

Matthew 16:13-20 (Scripture Focus: verse 18) As I poured over several accounts of the Wheatland story, I was intrigued by one of many facts.  A group of people decided to build a log cabin to have a place to worship even though they were different denominations.  The log cabin was constructed on a site located…

Testing God

Exodus 17:1-7 The Old and New Testaments speak to God’s relationship to God’s people.  The Old Testament is more of a reference to a people that knew they were chosen by God and recognized by other nations as being God’s people.  The New Testament speak to a people who have chosen to believe in the…

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Pray without Ceasing

There are 367 scripture references in the Bible with the word ‘PRAY’ and 154 references with the word ‘PRAYER,’ for a total of 521 references. This is an important topic and should be an important part of our lives. But, we have lots of questions: like “When do we pray?” and “How do we pray?”…

The Soul Feast

Psalm 63:1 As I listened for the message from the Lord, I found a song in the hymnal that was the perfect introductory prayer.  But as the sermon took shape, the words of that song seemed to fit better as the spiritual segue from one part of the sermon points to the others.  It’s amazing…

Abundance of Jobs; Scarcity of Workers

Matthew 9:35-38 For the first time in a long time, there is an abundance of jobs and enough people to fill them.  With the right amount of skills and abilities, someone has a good chance of finding employment.  “For the first time in half a year, Texas’ jobless rate declined last month, amid a promising…

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Will You Be Ready When Jesus Comes?

Matthew 25:1-13 (Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids) When you hear someone say that they were caught off guard, you immediately know what they meant: something was said, done, or seen that they were not prepared for.  Whatever the outcome, they were not ready for it or it did not follow the expected pattern of thought.…