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

Trusting God for Our Future – 1 Samuel 16

Do you have an important decision to make about your future?   It could be related to your job, your health, your family, whether to move, where to go to school, who to marry or your children.   God is always two … Continue reading

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Trusting God in Obedience – 1 Samuel 15

Our passage today is one of the most difficult in the entire bible to teach.  It is used by Atheists to accuse God of genocide.  It raises questions about the goodness and justice of God.  It is shocking that God … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Leadership – 1 Samuel 8

Have you ever been in this conversation?  “Can I go here or do this?”  “No.”   “PLEASE! Everyone else is doing it!”   “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you?”  Frown, “no, but…”    I have been on both sides of … Continue reading

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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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