The Beauty of God’s Work

From the rising of the sun to where it sets,    God, the Lord God, speaks,        calling out to the earth.2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,    God shines brightly. (Psalm 50:1-2, Common English Bible) I can't speak for everyone and I know without a second thought that it isn't true for everyone but I can say for me, I am so tired …

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You’re Supposed to Share

Today was the final sermon in our series "Four Parables." We finished up with "The Parable of the Bridesmaids." We will begin a new series for Thanksgiving next Sunday. I hope you will join us live at 1025 Durst Street in Nacogdoches, TX or online live at https://www.facebook.com/groups/68531799825. Several places, including the above link will …

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Silence, Be Still???

Picture taken from the signal bridge of the USS Mt. Whitney, somewhere in the North Sea circa 1978 35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. 37 Gale-force …

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Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over, …

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The Best Part of My Job

30 Running up to the carriage, Philip heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you really understand what you are reading?” 31 The man replied, “Without someone to guide me, how could I?” Then he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him. 32 This was the passage of scripture he was reading: Like a …

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Why Me?

23 A person’s steps are made secure by the Lord    when they delight in his way.24 Though they trip up, they won’t be thrown down,    because the Lord holds their hand. (Proverbs 37:23-24, Common English Bible) I know, I am late again. I debated with myself yesterday and ended up not writing at all. I wanted to write today (Monday) but to …

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What in the Heck is a Gittith? (Psalm 8)

Psalm 8 For the music leader. According to the Gittith. A psalm of David. 8 Lord, our Lord, how majestic    is your name throughout the earth!    You made your glory higher than heaven!2 From the mouths of nursing babies    you have laid a strong foundation    because of your foes,    in order to stop vengeful enemies.3 When I look up at your skies,    at what …

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Grace, We Know

I missed "Sing Along Saturday" last week but I am back with it today. Today's poem that will become a song, "Grace, We Know," has its roots in Psalm 8. Verse 1Why Lord, why on earth do you care?Into the star filled sky I stare.With all your power all you madeLord we fell short. We …

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A Peeping Tom Story

3 The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, 4 they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. 5 In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone women like this. What do you say?” 6 They said this to test him because they wanted …

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Dandelion Paradox Video

Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches Texas. This is the first sermon in the series "Four Parables." https://youtu.be/ihzswMEJ9_U There is a slight video error that we could not remove in the editing process. It only lasts for 1-2 seconds. We hope to avoid such issues in the future.