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Somebody Has to Pay

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Posted by Ragan Washington, Worship and Creative Arts Pastor on

In response to my son's recent question, "Dad, why can't everything be free?" I had to think through my answer. I mean...why not? Why can't we eat and not get fat? Why can't I indulge myself in whatever pleasure I like, for as long as I like? Why can't everyone go to heaven? Why is there a ...

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Tags: free, grace, sin

All Day. Every Day.

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Posted by Karl Schad on

 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”                        ...

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Tags: james, wisdom

#Jesus

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Posted by Karl Schad on

#: Before it was made famous by social media, it was the pound sign, the symbol that proceeded your favorite number or the framework for a relaxing game of 1Tic-Tac-Toe. Someone recently told me about a teen that saw the # symbol on an archaic 2push-button phone and asked, “how did you send ...

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Tags: cross, easter, grace, social media

Sometimes I Worship Idols

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Posted by Tom Harland on

As humans, we are prone to being "idol factories". We tend to make idols out of the good things that God gives us, making them more important to us than God.

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Tags: faithfulness, idol

Who is My Neighbor?

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Posted by Tom Harland on

In February, we talk a lot about love.  I’d say love is pretty important to God, considering God IS love (1 John 4:8). In Matthew 22, Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” He ...

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Tags: love, good samaritan, neighbor

The Mind of Christ

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Posted by Ragan Washington, Worship and Creative Arts Pastor on

In order to have the mind of Christ so I may be "my utmost for His highest" (as Oswald Chambers wrote), I must be willing to be nothing at all.  When I am nothing, He can be everything. The work begins in the most powerful tool God has given us:  the mind.  Our mind takes in sensory ...

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Tags: mind of christ, humilty, serving

A Good Love Story

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Posted by Karl Schad on

“I will betroth you to Me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.” Hosea 2:19 How many of you love a good love story? Many people do. We are captivated by them in novels, theater, song, and movies. The human interest of great love stories ...

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Tags: god's love, faithfulness, unfaithfulness, hosea

The Barbarian in Us

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Posted by Josh Hough, Youth Pastor on

One of my favorite things to do is watch my son compete, grow, and learn about life through sports. I am the proud coach of The Longhorns 1st and 2nd grade Upward basketball team at Parkway Baptist Church. There are times of great pride, times of extreme frustration, but mostly times that would ...

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Tags: passion, barbarian way, fighting for christ

Walking with Jesus

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Posted by Karl Schad on

  This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” But you said, “We will not walk in it.” -Jeremiah 6:16 We may never know the good way ...

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Tags: walking with god, karl schad, discipleship, devotion

Just One Resolution

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Posted by Tom Harland on

I have a few pounds to lose (and probably another few by the time this article is published and the holiday feasts have taken their toll). I have some bad habits I would like to stop and some good habits I would like to begin. Whether or not we actually make any New Year’s ...

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Tags: new creation, resolution, relationship

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