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Rescued by Tragedy

We need tragedy far more than we need prosperity. Prosperity—that rightful pursuit our country is founded upon—most often leads to the flaws in our character or the indulgent passivity that turns to vice or indifference. Tragedy elicits the more noble and heroic characteristics of our composition. As I watch everyday heroes […]

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Your Pastor’s Wife

Last week my wife and I celebrated 25 years of marriage. As I was thinking about the blessing she is to me, I realized that is only part of the story. I’m a preacher’s kid, so I am intimately aware the unique journey a pastor’s wife makes as she navigates […]

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Storms

Four tornadoes touched down on Sunday night in San Antonio, leaving first-hand experiences of freight trains screaming towards homes, rooftops flicked from their roost, and a four-mile swath of destruction left in their wake. We rarely have tornadoes touch down in the city limits, but we are no strangers to nature’s […]

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Separating Politics and Faith

A dear friend from college reached out to me this week. She described herself as an agnostic of the Jesuit tradition. She told me she admired my soul and that she knew me to be a thoughtful and soulful Christ follower. She then in a very gentle and humble way […]

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How To Change Your Leader’s Mind

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. 47The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”  — Daniel 2:46-47 […]

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The President

We have a new President. This has happened numerous times over two centuries and yet it would be diminishing not to admit this presidency has our attention. I remember the fog of 9/11 and how the Bush presidency was forever changed. The same could be said of most of our […]

Sermon: The Power and Purity of the Gospel

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, May 29, 2016 “Galatians: The Power and Purity of the Gospel” https://youtu.be/t-vjhmyipRQ Main Points I.  Purity of Grace II.  The Power of Grace Scripture References Galatians 2:5, 14-20, 3:1-5, 6:15 Titus 2:11-12 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Sermon: A Job Undone

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, April 24, 2016 “Wise Up: A Job Undone” https://youtu.be/xpqrR5htLv0 Main Points I.  Obedience is Faith on Display II.  Faith is Living III.  Faith is Spirit Scripture References 1 Samuel 15:21-23, 30 Colossians 2:20-23 Galatians 5:5-6

Warrior Poet: Ephesians 2:8-9

Key Idea I believe a person comes into right relationship with God by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one […]

Warrior Poet: Galatians 2:20

Galatians 2:20:  I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Dear Warrior Poet, The life I now […]