“Oysters and Pearls”

This Sunday, we focus on a well-known and often used passage from the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Romans.  Paul begins his 5th chapter with a lot of talk about boasting. Strange choice of words, I think. We usually think of boasting as a first cousin to “pride,” which is listed by the early church […]

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“Heart burn”

I receive my mail at a post office box in Manchaca. It was close to my previous church and handy as I went back and forth between home and work. And it was easier to keep all of that in place after I retired. I went by the post office last week to pick up […]

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“Searching for Sunday: ‘Healing’”

On Feb. 9, Pastor Laura preaches on James 5:14-15. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; […]

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“Jesus on the Loose”

On December 30, Pastor Laura preaches on Luke 2:8-20. 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do […]

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“Until That Time”

On December 23, Pastor Laura preaches on Micah 5:1-5. 1 Now you are walled around with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel upon the cheek. 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is […]

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“Family Values”

On November 4, Pastor Laura preaches on Ephesians 1:15-23. 15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord […]

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“Holy Abundance”

On Oct. 7, Pastor Laura preaches on 2 Corinthians 9:6-8. 9:6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful […]

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“Got Questions? — Why?”

On July 8, Pastor Laura preaches on John 11:32-37. 32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her […]

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“We Only Get to Heaven in a Crowd”

On April 29, Pastor Laura preaches on John 15:1-8. In the last of his “I Am” sayings recorded in the Gospel of John, Jesus declares that “I am the Vine; you are the Branches.” Jesus’ metaphor reminds us that, through the Holy Spirit, we are connected to – and dependent upon – Jesus Christ. But that’s not all! […]

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