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

Am I Challenged Like Joseph?

Do you put out a Nativity Set with your Christmas decorations?  With Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, some sheep, camels, the Wiseman and some shepherds?  We have a few, but my mom has several large sets.  To me, they always look … Continue reading

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Why is the Virgin Birth Important?

Why is the virgin birth of Jesus important?  This is controversial but important teaching of scripture. In our upcoming series, we dive into Isaiah’s prophecy that “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and[c] will call him Immanuel.[d] ”  and the … Continue reading

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Greater Danger – Hebrews 3

Recently I read an article called, “We Can’t Help Walking in Circles.” about a study done in by a German scientist named Jan Souman. Souman in this study and others took a group of subjects out to empty parking lots … Continue reading

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Greater Salvation – Hebrews 2

The message of the book of Hebrews is that Jesus is greater. He’s greater than anything or anyone.  Hebrews is all about Jesus. From chapter one all the way through chapter thirteen there is a radical focus on Jesus. Here … Continue reading

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