posted on February 18, 2018
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"You may ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it." V. 14 (NIV) Reading: John 14:8-14 Reflection by Wayne Williams Sooner or later most Christians get exposed to this verse. At first it seems like a blank check. “Ask Me ...  More >

posted on February 17, 2018
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"No one comes to the Father except through Me." Vs. 6b (NIV) Reading: John 14:1-7Reflection by Ryan Barnett Drawing from the Hebrew understand of the "betab" (Father's household), Jesus paints an intimate portrait of eternal life being spent in ...  More >

posted on February 16, 2018
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Reading: John 13:31-35 Reflection by Molly Simpson When my grandmother was dying, she knew that her health was declining and she was in her last days. She wrote notes of encouragement and blessing to each of her grandchildren. I treasure th...  More >

posted on February 15, 2018
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   “No,” said Peter, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.” v. 8 (NIV) John 13:1-17 reflection by Brandon Frenzel Fully aware of Hi...  More >

posted on February 14, 2018
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Dust Ash Wednesday, Genesis 3:1-19 by Ryan Barnett "...for dust you are and to dust you will return." v. 19d (NIV)   It is impossible to understand the love of God shown in Jesus Christ, unless we first understand who we are as human ...  More >

posted on February 14, 2018
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The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which conv...  More >

posted on July 21, 2017
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This past weekend, I preached on Exodus 16, a passage in which the Israelites are given "daily bread" as provision from God and introduced to the concept of Sabbath. They are given bread from Heaven each morning, and they are to go out and collect...  More >

posted on June 26, 2017
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Dear First Family, We have just finished our “God is Big Enough – What Matters Most,”  message series.  It was our closing message series together, and it has been a wonderful time.  What we have shared together h...  More >

posted on June 20, 2017
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As I count down the few days, I have left as Senior Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Waco ... I can't help but reflect on why I think the 20 years I have served here as Senior Pastor has been so amazing.   I will ...  More >

posted on June 14, 2017
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Father's Day is just a few days away.   As a pastor, I always try to speak special words to Mothers.  I'm gentle, joyful, and honoring.    However, when I speak to Fathers and in particular men,  I'm always more ...  More >

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