Author Archives: dkoop

About dkoop

Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander, Jarrell & Taylor, TX

Trusting God in Prayer – 1 Samuel 1

Desperation; nothing fuels our prayer life like when we’re desperate. When God’s people are helpless, hopeless, and ready to give up then God is ready to work in our lives. What if the desperation we find ourselves in is actually … Continue reading

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Trusting God – 1 Samuel Intro.

Life is full of challenges and complications.  What do we do when we face these overwhelming obstacles? 1 Samuel tells the stories of women and men who struggled to trust God but in doing so discovered that He is enough.  … Continue reading

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Returning Hero – Mark 13

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news of major historic event just happening?  I’m dating myself, but remember while I was at a skating rink that news of Elvis Presley’s death (August 16, 1977) was shared … Continue reading

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Touched By Jesus – Mark 8

Have you ever heard of the term “untouchable?”  It refers to class of people that are despised, rejected, looked down upon and often abused.  Unfortunately we still have this reality today, but it was especially common in Jesus day to … Continue reading

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