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Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander & Jarrell, TX

I Am the True Vine – John 15:1-2

There’s a funny video where a young woman asks her grandfather how he likes the new iPad she gave him for Christmas. He says, “its great” as she watches him use his iPad as a cutting board for chopping his … Continue reading

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I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life – John 14 – Part 2

 “In My Father’s house,” Jesus said, “there are many rooms. I am going to prepare a place for you. I’m coming back to take you so that you may be where I am.” I Can Trust Him to Come for … Continue reading

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I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life – John 14 – Part 1

In John chapter 14 Jesus is continuing to prepare his disciples for his violent death and departure from them.  They were confused and filled with anxiety.  Like the disciples we too can relate to loss and hurt and find ourselves … Continue reading

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I AM the Good Shepherd – John 10 – Part 2

One of the most powerful images that Jesus uses to describe himself is of “The Good Shepherd” Jesus as our shepherd conveys the idea of being taken care of, being kept safe and being guided through life.  In the last … Continue reading

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