Sharing the Easter Promise by Les Hollon

Sharing the Easter Promise by Les Hollon We are an Easter people. We live in the truth and power of Christ’s resurrection. Your offerings fuel the capacity of our ministries to share the Easter promise with others. Our recent worship from Palm Sunday through Easter reveals how Christ is pulsating through us – girls & […]

Easter Drama

The phone call came at midnight on Easter eve. A desperate voice said, “I am going to kill myself.” I quickly and quietly prayed for wisdom. Recognizing his voice, I asked him to make a commitment that he would at least not hurt himself until we had talked in person. He agreed. Forty-five minutes later […]

Sermon RISEN: Trusting What You See In Christ

Easter connects us to eternal love, eternal life, and eternal purpose. We hunger to love and be loved because God made us and God is love. We yearn to live long & well because God is eternal and the purposes of His love never stop. Easter, through the resurrection of Christ Jesus, gives us this […]

Everything That Rises…

Scripture: Luke 24:1-12; 33b-34 I believe in the resurrection not just because it happened 2000 years ago, but because resurrection power is unleashed in the world all around us. A few days ago I was talking with a college student who felt detached. Detached from any sense of direction. Detached from his true identity. Detached […]

Satisfied in Sun-Scorched Lands

Scripture: Isaiah 58:6-14 How do we live a full life in the emptiest of places? The Babylonians had literally DECONSTRUCTED the faith of the people of Judah. They had torn down the temple. Brick by brick by brick. They had torn apart the very heart of the Hebrew’s faith. Has your faith ever felt like […]

Coloring Outside the Lines

“There seems to be a belief that once someone makes the initial connection with Jesus Christ, he [or she] has arrived. Immediately, a watertight box of solutions is handed to him [or her]. No more questions need to be asked—Jesus is the answer! Everything is now explained; there is nothing left to search for. This […]

Easter’s Purpose: Unlocking Your Eternal Life

Luke 24:1-12 Easter connects us to eternal love, eternal life, and eternal purpose. We hunger to love & be loved because God made us and God is love. We yearn to live long & well because God is eternal and the purposes of His love never stop. Easter, through the resurrection of Christ Jesus, gives […]

It’s Almost Friday… But Sunday’s Coming

The cross has become the universal sign or logo for the Christian faith. Yet most of us are reluctant to follow Jesus to the cross. We want to be there on Sunday to exclaim “He is Risen!” However, like most of his first century disciples, we too are conspicuously absent on Friday. The cross reminds […]

Easter is Coming

Holy week is the Hall of Fame week in world history. Why? Because Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and  Easter Sunday reveal God’s power to give meaning to every day of our lives. Because of what Christ did those days we can know  how to live each day. Holy Week crescendoes in Easter Joy. […]

Journey to the Cross

Last Friday I completed a personal hike. Hiking from the front lawn of Trinity Baptist Church to the place of my birth in Kerrville was a meaningful challenge. Step by step I wanted to connect God’s current calling in my life to where my life began. So in 6 segments I hiked from here to […]