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A DIFFERENT KIND OF KING

A DIFFERENT KIND OF KING

In late 1976, a man named Jean-Bedel Bokassa led a government takeover in the Central African Republic, a nation right in the middle of Africa. Naturally, as the leader of the takeover, he decided it would be a good idea if he became the new leader of the government. But being President was not enough […]

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SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM

As Luke 12 begins, Jesus is preaching. As always, he was preaching some wonderful truths that we need to hear: how we shouldn’t be hypocrites because one day everything we try so desperately to cover up will be revealed; how we need to fear God more than we do other people; how valuable we are […]

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SAVED BY JESUS TO LIVE FOR JESUS

There are two radically different ways of trying to relate to God. To illustrate this, imagine two people who are told to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). The first person hears this command and is immediately overwhelmed. It seems to be an impossible standard. They start wondering who should be included or excluded […]

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JESUS IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

JESUS IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Have you ever thought you knew someone, only to find out that you were completely wrong about them? This happens to all of us from time to time because we tend to make snap judgments about people. When you meet someone for the first time it typically takes your mind about two seconds to come […]

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AMAZING GRACE

AMAZING GRACE

John Newton is the author of perhaps the most well-known hymn in the English language, “Amazing Grace.” In addition to being a hymn-writer, Newton was also a pastor, author, and friend to such history-shaping Christians as William Wilberforce, George Whitfield, and John Wesley. God worked in and through him to impact thousands while he was […]

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JESUS MEETS OUR DEEPEST NEED

JESUS MEETS OUR DEEPEST NEED

If you could have anything you wanted, what would it be? Would you want to be famous? To be on TV, with people everywhere recognizing you and cheering for you as walk up an aisle to accept your award for your amazing acting ability, athletic talent, or beauty. Would you want wealth? To have all […]

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THE POWERFUL COMPASSION OF JESUS CHRIST

One of the things that makes God God is that he is in control and we are not. He made all of this; every life, every breath, comes from him. He calls, he directs, he purposes; we receive, respond, we follow, we worship. So much of the Bible is dedicated to reinforcing these truths for […]

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SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

On February 10, the Houston Chronicle published the first of a three-part series on sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches and ministries. Two days after my third daughter was born, I read with heartbreak and horror about the abuse inflicted upon over 700 survivors, including children as young as three years old. The report indicated […]

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THE MISSION OF DESSERT THEATRE

With Dessert Theatre just around the corner, we asked Pam Cooke, our Youth Choir Director to share a little bit about the Youth Choir and the Youth Choir Mission Trip later this year. Read on to learn more about these amazing events. This year, the Youth Choir are performing wonderful music from Broadway musicals and […]

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MORE ABOUT DNOW WEEKEND

As DNOW weekend approaches, we took a few minutes to chat with Alberto Santiago, Interim Minister to Youth, here at FBCTLH to learn more about the upcoming DNOW weekend. Here is what he had to share. First Focus: Tell us, what is DNOW? Alberto Santiago: DNOW stands for Disciple Now. It’s a weekend where students, […]

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