Pastor’s Blog

If we could sit down and talk, and you asked me “Pastor, besides fishing, football, and family, what are you thinking about that’s important to you?”,  here’s what I’d say….

Genuinely Phony

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on Genuinely Phony

I think I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior in August 1959 when I was 14 years old. But, my friends would have been surprised. One month later I “borrowed” a car from my Dad’s Chevy dealership to run an errand and get back to the car lot “in just a few minutes”. Turns out the car I found with keys in the ignition was a customer’s brought in for brake repair. This discovery was revealed when I approached...

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Top Salesman Of The Year

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on Top Salesman Of The Year

He sold 25 new Chevy’s a month in 1974. Ed Black Chevrolet in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was fortunate to have my Dad work for them. John E. Albin was a very honest man. He told me he could have made four times as much money on commissions if he sold used cars (that’s where the profit is in the car business). “Dad!  Why don’t you move to the used car lot? You’d be rich!” “I want sleep at night, Mike.”  ...

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God is full of surprises, isn’t He?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on God is full of surprises, isn’t He?

King Amaziah of Judah had just hired a hundred thousand mercenaries for a huge chunk of change. But God intercepted him with a warning that trusting in ungodly methods would cause the King’s defeat “for God has the power to help or to overthrow.” “But what about all that money I’ll lose if I don’t use the mercenaries?” “The LORD can give you much more than that?” Can God really do that? Before you answer...

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Within A Yard Of Hell?

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on Within A Yard Of Hell?

Our church sign was vandalized Sunday night.  Why?  Was the vandal upset with Christianity or just with our church?  Maybe it was just some kid goofing off? I remember when some friends and I broke into an abandoned church when I was 11 in Lone Oak, Texas.  I “preached” my first sermon to those boys on the front row.  I vividly remember my mocking message was along the lines of “turn or burn“. ...

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Free means somebody else paid for it.

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in blog, messages | Comments Off on Free means somebody else paid for it.

We are free today because many American soldiers paid the highest price for our freedom throughout history. They gave their lives in warfare, so that we could make something of our lives today. Memorial Day is a day of remembering these men and women who died while fighting for our freedom. We thank and honor those who paid the highest price. And we thank those families bereft of these loved ones. Our son-in-law, Marcus...

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THE STUFF OF LEGACY

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in blog, messages | Comments Off on THE STUFF OF LEGACY

I thought my Dad had died 25 years ago, but there he was looking at me in the eye. Spooky. All the emotions I felt the last time I saw him on his death bed came back in a instant. Memories flashed on my mental screen like a slide show: Fishing together was the featured picture. But, then I refocus and realize that I’m actually looking at his driver’s license photo I found in his wallet. I’m in Albuquerque...

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Rock the cradle, rule the world

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in messages | Comments Off on Rock the cradle, rule the world

Mother’s have an unparalleled power to change the world. The Bible validates the proverb that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. The Apostle Paul affirmed Pastor Timothy for the rich quality of faith that he learned from his mom and grandmother. “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you...

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Men’s Roundup 2012

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in videos | Comments Off on Men’s Roundup 2012

Men’s Roundup 2012

Some of our Men attended a retreat at Camp Tadmor in Lebanon, Oregon early this month. It was a great time of good food, fun activities, moving worship and an amazing speaker. Check out some of the highlights!

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Join with us!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in videos | Comments Off on Join with us!

Join with us!

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.  And the main thing is elegantly simple:  Love God more, love people more, love more people. Come as you are and join us for worship Sunday mornings!

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Welcome

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in videos | Comments Off on Welcome

Welcome

We are a neighborhood church.  We have just completed a major remodel of our  facilities, added a new, spacious parking lot, and upgraded our sound and video systems so that  you can feel right at home in our fresh facilities. Our name,  Living Hope Church , comes from the Bible.  1 Peter 1:3  says “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a...

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