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It’s so easy to get lulled into thinking our identity is rooted in things of this world, whether it be your job, where you go to school, your socioeconomic status, political point-of-view, etc. When we place our identity in what we do, it gives the enemy room to deceive us. As we all know, things in this world are fleeting. …

From Old to New

Bob Murray Matt preached an excellent message to kick off 2021 at the start of the series “Hot Mess.” In this message, he followed the life of Jacob until God changed his name/identity from Jacob the deceiver to Israel, a wrestler with and champion of God. He concluded in 2nd Corinthians 5:17 and discussed how God also changes our identity …

Knowing Who You Are

Randy Hagar Pastor Matt gave us an excellent sermon on having the abundant life now. He emphasized that we are heirs and co-heirs with Christ. Knowing the truth in who we are in Christ makes a big difference on how we live and our happiness. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of us, but do we go around …

What a Reason To Celebrate!

Bill Morel As Matt’s message on Sunday sinks in I think about this year.  It seems that every time there is a hint of good news the next thing you hear is negative.  However, for those that have put their faith in Christ, we don’t have to get bogged down by all the negativity going on around us.  Like we …

The Promise of God

Robert Tyson This past Sunday, Pastor Matt started a 3-part series on his “What’s the Big Deal?”So, what the big deal about Christmas is? He mentioned that waiting is hard and especially hard for something that you are expecting. Matt took us to where Christmas started. Gen 12:1-2. “The Lord told Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from …

Be Rich

Justin Magness This past Sunday, Pastor Matt completed his “Be Rich” series with a detailed breakdown of all the wonderful organizations in Texarkana that we get the privilege to contribute to thanks to our generous Church body. Matt referenced Ephesians 2:10 which Paul states, “For we are HIS workmanship, created IN Christ Jesus for good works, which God PREPARED beforehand, …

Be Rich

Jeff Wood With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I would like to start off by expressing our sincere gratitude to the church staff on behalf of the Elders and my family. Every one of them has been true rockstars this year, from financial planning and saving during the pandemic, to the creativity and flexibility of delivering the message of grace to all ages. …

Know Who You Are

Randy Murray This series “The Goal” had as its theme verse 1 Tim 1:5 “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart and of a good conscience and of faith unfeigned”. It is interesting to place this verse contextually in the letter Paul is writing to his “own son in the faith’ (1Tim 1:2). In …

Trust in Him

Will Huddlesston I think it’s safe to say that the year 2020 has been unique. It is a time when the entire planet is dealing with a pandemic like the world hasn’t seen for centuries. Tensions are high within the United States on a number of fronts. It seems no one is immune to the touch of these issues and …

So the election is over. Now what?

Matt Graves So the election is over. Now what? Do we just hold on and brace ourselves for another one in four years, spending those four years arguing about everything along the way? Election cycles mean constant change in our government. Every year new candidates get elected to different offices, with different policies and positions. The only thing constant is …