Living Between Two Worlds

Kingdoms collide in Esther 2. What happens when God’s kingdom and the world’s kingdom clash? Who wins in the hearts of God’s people? Not every child of God obeys fully, not every child of God is faithful; some compromise, some appear to sell out completely. Esther is the product of her culture. Beloved, we have much in common with Esther for we too are

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When God is Silent…

Barrow is the northernmost town in the state of Alaska. From late November until March, the sun is below the horizon. Though unseen, the people of Barrow continue to believe, while the sun is hidden. Esther teaches us that while God is unseen, he is not absent and works in the following ways: God thwarts the plans & schemes of power to establish His

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Give This Way…

In 2 Corinthians 8, Paul is writing to the church at Corinth about an offering that the churches of Macedonia collected because of a regional famine and the care that the Jerusalem church gave to her teachers and widows. Paul uses the Macedonian churches generosity as an example to the wealthier Corinthian church. The Macedonian churches were not wealthy. They were being persecuted for

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Worship Songs September 16, 2018

| Cornerstone | Open the Eyes of My Heart | Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor | Be Thou My Vision (Will You Guide Me?) | Sovereign | |Cornerstone| |Open the Eyes of My Heart| | Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor| |Be Thou My Vision (Will You Guide Me?)| |Sovereign|

Sacrificial Giving

In 2016, I preached an eight week series that kicked off a giving campaign to raise money for the construction of our new building. About 35 individuals/members participated by committing to this project. Since then, we have grown by 55% and some have expressed interest in how they can contribute. I want to encourage you this week to be considering and praying what the

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Making Disciples – A vision for a church in Cypress

There are 31 Christian churches in the Cypress zip code, 77429. I included any church that would self-identify as teaching the Christian gospel. So what’s our niche? Colossians 1:28 helps define and shape our ministry vision by stating “We proclaim Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” This involves talking to others to make

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Why Adopt a “New” Confession of Faith?

“Our recommended Confession of Faith isn’t ALL that we believe, it is the MINIMUM of what we believe.” This past Sunday the elders formally recommended that the church adopt a “new” confession of faith (COF) which really isn’t that new, only new to Grace Life. The elders recommend we adopt the 1833 New Hampshire Baptist Confession of Faith. In addition to adopting the NHBCF,

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