We have to be fighters and contend for faith

We are predictable people with predictable lives. We get up, drink our coffee, read our devotional and the Bible to worship music, and pray. Then we go to work. It is a Friday, and we are ready for the weekend where we chill, go to Walmart’s and Sam’s, and then go to church on Sunday. … Read more

Freed by Christ 5-14-15

God’s Bible says in Romans 8: 37, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquer-ors through Him who loved us.” No matter what happens in life through Jesus Christ, we can overcome. God is always faithful and always keeps His promises. We join in prayer with you for the Ryan Chapel congregation. We … Read more

Remember to have hope in dark, dismal times

“Let hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.” — Romans 2:12 My day begins with watching the news. Every morning, I turn on the TV and watch the news for 30 minutes before getting ready for work. In the evening, I watch the news if I am home … Read more

Freed by Christ 5-7-15

God’s Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Today is the National Day of Prayer day. Our … Read more

A blaze of glory

Members of Ryan Chapel Methodist Church gathered Sunday night, watching as their church burned to the ground, slowly shaking their heads and speaking in hushed tones – admitting to feeling helpless. The log cabin-style church was built in 1937, the fourth building of the congregation that was founded in 1866 on FM 2497, a couple … Read more

Make sure words, actions pleasing to God

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. “ — Philippians 1:27 Emma was playing with some friends tossing the softball around. She noticed her friend wasn’t closing her glove which caused the ball to fall out. She told her friend she needed to squeeze her glove, and her friend … Read more

Freed by Christ 4-30-15

The deadline has come and gone.  Hopefully, you took care of your taxes.  There are two things that always come in this life.  Taxes and death. Maybe you had April 15 circled or marked on your calendar.  You wanted to make sure it did not “sneak” up on you or pass you by.   Now … Read more