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THE CARPENTER’S SON…This Saturday at 3:00!

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A young Jesus sews the seeds of faith among His future apostles, John, James, Peter, and Andrew, along with His younger brother, James. This is a heart-warming, uplifting message that early depicts the person and personality of the young Savior. Plus a great concert featuring songs from the Ragtown Gospel Band’s latest CD, He Gave His Word.

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Standing On The Brow Of The Hill

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Was It a Vision, or Merely Imagination? Standing on the brow of the hill outside Nazareth, looking out over the Jezreel Valley at the distant form of Mount Tabor, the Mount of Transfiguration, I saw something. I don’t want to overstate it, because it might have been mere imagination kindled by the intense sensory and emotional overload that happens to everyone who visits the Holy Land. But standing there amid rocks and scrub brush that had been there for two…

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Would Jesus Have Been On The Sofa Watching the Superbowl?

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(Click below to listen to the audio version) I took a total day off Sunday. Well, I was up and outside at 5 am stoking the coals and mopping my Superbowl Brisket that had been cooking all night. Pretty sure I still smelled a little like mesquite smoke at church later, but it was worth it, because I killed it on the brisket, using Tom Perini’s recipe. If you’ve never been to Perini Ranch near Buffalo Gap…go. It’s one of…

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What Does It Feel Like to Make Decisions In Christ?

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Our home church is elder led, and I have served in that leadership capacity for a long time. I have loved it, because I dearly love the people and the message of approval and love in Christ that we proclaim. The work of guarding and shepherding in a relationship of love and mutual respect with the pastor, my brother elders, and the deacons has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Last Sunday I stepped down. I…

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Changes At Ragtown Gospel Theater

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I just got a new computer, not because the old one was broken, but because it couldn’t keep up with change. It was doing everything it was supposed to do, but it just didn’t have enough memory anymore. It couldn’t run fast enough. Or think fast enough. It would go somewhere, and you could see the wheel turning, but it couldn’t remember what it was supposed to do when it got there. Well, having written that, it feels like I…

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Life On The Sea Of Galilee

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The Sea of Galilee was not what I expected. It is actually a large lake, just slightly over twice the size of Lake Meredith in the Texas Panhandle. It is only about 13 miles from north to south, and 8 miles across. Several small towns are situated along its shores, most of which were ancient fishing villages, and many were places where Jesus spent time…particularly in Capernaum. When I would read in the Bible about these places…Capernaum, Bethsaida, Tiberius, Magdala…all…

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A RETURN TO NORPOL PROVINCE

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A few years back, one of my best pastor friends was genuinely disappointed in me when he first heard about our musical, “SAY NICKLAUS.” He later admitted to me that he told his wife,”Chip’s gone and written a ‘Santy Claus’ play.” I’m glad he had enough confidence in us to go ahead and bring his church to the production…because “SAY NICKLAUS” turned out to be one of his favorites. It is one of mine too, and I am am so…

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OUR GREATEST SUCCESS!

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There are days in your life that you know you will never forget. Saturday was one of those for me. It was the last performance of “Sinai, The Mountain of God,” one of the most powerful productions we have ever staged. It was also the last performance of a concert that seemed to deeply touch so many who attended. But that was not what made it so memorable. Our daughter, Jency, our son-in-law, Thomas, and our new grandson, Orynn were…

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SAYING “SO LONG” TO SINAI

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When we began doing productions in 2007, Glenn and I thought we would be able to stage the plays multiple times over the years. When we would close the curtain on the final weekend of a play, which is something like saying goodbye to friends you have grown to love, we would take heart in thinking that there would be a day when we would gather everyone and do it all again. That isn’t the way it has worked out….

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The Unborn Children of God

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I wrote last week about a man who was birthed into the family of God in his late seventies. We attended a funeral service yesterday for man who came to Christ just a few years ago. He was 99 years old when he passed away. In both cases, what a blessing it is that these men came to know the Lord, but I can’t imagine facing all that life throws at you in the course of a long life, and…

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