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You Have Been Chosen

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends,                 Maybe it was the trip back to East Texas for the 4th but home has been on my heart. I remember when I was in college the first time standing in my parent’s kitchen that I said that it...

"That's Why We Built the Church"

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, It is Vacation Bible School week. The building has been filled to the brim with children, students, and adult volunteers. It has been large, loud, and filled with energy. It has been fantastic. There are churches that seldom hear the laughter of children blessing the walls by bouncing...

It's Hot!

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.-Galatians 6:9 Friends, It is hot. I mean…really hot.  This spring the weather was wonderful, and it held on longer than I dared hope, but as a result, there seemed to be no...

The Best Is yet to Come

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends,   It is annual conference week, which means lay leaders and clergy from churches all over the Rio Texas Conference are gathered in Corpus Christi to worship, learn, and ‘conference’ together. Conferencing goes back to 1744 when John Wesley gathered other leaders of...

Cynical, Bitter, & Apathetic

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 Friends, We are told in scripture that God made a good world but that humanity quickly made a mess of things. We wake each day as heirs of a good world in which much has...

What's That Smell?

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved…”Paul to the believers in Corinth Friends, I...

Offering Hope

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Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Friends, A few months ago, we received a call from a woman whose husband had just passed away. She had no ties to University. She had never been to our church. She was completely overwhelmed when a friend suggested she contact us. We were happy to step in and minister to this family in their...

The Faith Within Us

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of...

The Faith Within Us

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Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of...

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