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Being a prophet for justice
This week I would like to talk about two texts that will be used in many churches this Saturday and Sunday. The first is from the Old Testament, Amos 7:7-15, and then from the New Testament, Mark 6...
Jul 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sent to do mission work
Today, I would like for us to take a look at what I call a sending out story. This story is from the Gospel of Mark, found in Mark 6:1-13. Here, we find Jesus back home from a successful road trip....
Jul 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Christian Church to host summer series
First Christian Church invites the community to enjoy a variety of guest speakers and ministers at their 11 a.m. worship during the next four Sundays. The series features lay speakers as well as or...
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strength built through spiritual athletics
1 Timothy 4:7b The Bastrop Bear athletic program (not just football) is in my estimation one of the best in the state of Texas. I say that not because I am a product of the program, but because of ...
Jun 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Gift that leaves us speechless
2 Corinthians 9:15 Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t expect until it literally left you without words? I mean totally speechless as if you are gasping for breath due to the surprise; so...
Jun 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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What to do if you have no wings
Psalm 55: 1-7 Conflict and calamities doesn’t discriminate. Daily, we witness in our news local, state and worldwide of the issues that affect all of us. If it isn’t in Beeville, then it is in Corp...
Jun 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amen! So be it!
by By Rev. Don Taylor Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
I have certainly enjoyed this past month and the opportunity to put down thoughts on interesting events in my life and the life of the Christian church. As I complete this month, there are some Ame...
Sermon of the week: It’s hard to see flames on your head
by Rev. Don Taylor, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Lutheran pastors and Synodically Authorized Ministers from the Gulf Coast Conference met on Tuesday, May 19, and we read and talked about the texts for this next Sunday in the Common Lectionary. Su...
Once saved, always saved
by By Rev. Don Taylor Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
May 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that I have your attention, I am not planning on separating the religious community of Bee County by getting into this heavy debate of whether we can lose the gift of salvation or even, because...
Welcome the stranger
by By Rev. Don Taylor Pastor First Presbyterian Church
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Having just returned from my regional denominational meeting, I am mindful of this year’s theme, Welcome the Stranger, based on Matthew 25:35b which states “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” T...
Vine stock
by By Rev. Don Taylor Pastor First Presbyterian Church
May 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
In many of our churches this Sunday we will hear the parable of the Vineyard (John 15:1-8), and with it we will identify ourselves in the task. The parable is not so much about grapes or wine as it...
Third Sunday of Easter
by Russell W. Duggins St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
We, like the apostles, won’t believe unless we can see with our own eyes. The Gospels attest to the reality of the resurrection. Jesus goes to great lengths to assure His disciples that He is no me...