Posts by pastorjohnmerritt


From the Mouth of Babes

From the Mouth of Babes


Posted By on Dec 16, 2015 | 3 comments

We were returning from a church service near Dallas (Matt Chandler’s church called The Village Church) the Sunday after Thanksgiving when our 8-year-old granddaughter Abigail began reciting the Bible verse she had learned in Sunday School that morning. From memory she declared:

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Nothing Greater In All The World

Nothing Greater In All The World


Posted By on Dec 9, 2015 | 2 comments

What is it in life that would cause you to say: Nothing beats that! Nothing tops that! Nothing is greater in all the world than what just happened! What would that be for you?

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The Bible Belt We’re Not

The Bible Belt We’re Not


Posted By on Dec 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Debbie and I spent Thanksgiving at our son Nate’s home in Southlake (near Dallas). I find the Texan/Southern culture to be both welcoming and entertaining at the same time. I chuckle when someone asks me,

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Where Are The Other Nine?

Where Are The Other Nine?


Posted By on Nov 25, 2015 | 0 comments

There is a scene in the gospel accounts where we find Jesus traveling near Samaria on his way to Jerusalem. As he entered a village he was met by ten men with leprosy. As with one voice they cried out to Jesus, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

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Trouble In this World

Trouble In this World


Posted By on Nov 19, 2015 | 1 comment

If you think things are going from bad to worse in our world, it would be hard to argue otherwise. The events in Paris now fill the daily news reports leaving us wondering if an American city is next. There are more places in the world now where I would not travel than just a few years ago, and I am not optimistic that this will change any time soon if at all. The idea of engaging the enemy in war may provide some

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