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Sermon for April 23, 2017

Sermon for April 23, 2017

Focus Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Focus: Jesus brings us through trials.

1:6 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith–being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire–may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 6 more words

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It Takes a Community: Celebrating Our Little One’s Baptism

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community” 758 more words

Family

Marilyn Monroe and Her Naked Breast

1977 was the year I graduated BYU and moved to Houston.  A strapping, single, 24 year old chemical engineer.  Ready to conquer the world.

I moved into The Richmond Chase, a brand new complex.   1,304 more words

Book Review: The Character of the Church

In The Character of the Church, Joe Thorn outlines what are considered to be the distinctive marks of a church. Thorn focuses on the essential elements such as the preaching of the Word, participation in the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and baptism, faithful biblical leadership by elders and deacons, gracious yet firm church discipline, passionate evangelism, and effective discipleship. 280 more words

Book Reviews

Translating Baptism

This past Sunday, our congregation had a special event: the Hmong ministry that operates in association with our church was having a series of baptisms; ten to be precise. 417 more words

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Are You Right With God?

According to a post by abcnews (http://abcnews.go.com/US/Beliefs/story?id=1422658) 89% of people believe in heaven and 85% of those believers think they are going there. Now, I do not know about you, but I personally believe in heaven. 1,012 more words

Weekly Blogs

Reading Scripture: Mark 1: 1-8

There is much more that I wish to say in relation to my personal theology, but I feel that if I were to say any more, the most common response would be, “but scripture says.” In light of this probability, I think it is wise to begin my own reading through of scripture so that you can understand where I am coming from. 650 more words

Theology