Word of Encouragement – 10/3/2018

Revival time is here! We are thankful for our revival team, Dick Sisk and Robert Brazier, who are coming to minister to us and lead us in this time of spiritual renewal. Below is a biographical sketch of Dr. Sisk. Dr. Dick Sisk was born on June 7, 1948 in Levelland, Texas. He has been married to Barbara of Crockett, Texas since August 18, 1967. They have four daughters and eleven grandchildren. Dick is an alumni of Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He holds a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, and a Master of Divinity degree as well as a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has pastored in Lubbock, in Rockwall/Heath, in Dallas, in Flat, Texas and in Memphis, Tennessee. Read more…



Word of Encouragement – 11/1/17

Just to say thank you is woefully inadequate, but please know, church, that from the bottom of our hearts, Carolyn and I are so grateful to you for the wonderful day yesterday, and for the kind gestures of love you extended to us. The lunch was wonderful, and you showered us with hundreds of dollars, worth of gift cards and cash. But your hugs and personal expressions of love will remain with us forever. Read more…



Word of Encouragement – 10/25/17

Aren’t you glad God uses flawed people to do His bidding on this earth? After all, that’s all He has.

Let me tell you a brief story about my great grandfather. He died two years before I was born, but people who knew him, have often told me I sound just like him in the pulpit, and have similar mannerisms.

Like Saul of Tarsus, God grabbed up John W. Hamilton, from a checkered past, saved him and planted his feet on a pathway to ministry. Read more…



Word of Encouragement – 10/18/17

One of my prayers concerning revival was that if we experienced one, it wouldn’t be just a fleeting display of emotion, and then be over in a few days. I don’t know about you, but I’m still feeling that the revival fires that were kindled are still going!


Word of Encouragement – 10/11/17

God has a way of revealing His kindness to us in unexpected ways – using total strangers in the process.

I have posted this story on Facebook and it will be in next Friday’s Waxahachie Daily Light, but I wanted to share it in our newsletter.

On my way to taking Levi to Mother’s Day Out last Monday, we made a stop through the drive up at Chick Fil A where I was going to pick up some lunch for him. Just as I was about three cars from the window, I discovered that I had forgotten my wallet. Read more…



Word of Encouragement – 10/4/17

I was touched and blessed by each message Bro. Grady has preached to us this week. I was particularly touched by his message, “Out on a Limb” Sunday night. His reference was Joshua 3 where God commanded Joshua and the people to get ready to cross the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant. Humanly speaking, it was “risky” – because the waters normally, were treacherous, but God promised to stand the waters still while they crossed over. The command God gave to Joshua was, “As I was with Moses, so shall I be with you.”

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Word of Encouragement – 9/27/17

We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Wallace (June) Emmert into our fellowship. Wallace is a long time school friend from my days in Ennis, and I look forward to fellowshipping with them. The Lord has sent some wonderful people to our church recently, and it gives me great encouragement concerning what I know He has for FBC in the days to come.

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Word of Encouragement – 9/20/17

Allow me to follow up on the item I discussed in Sunday’s message about the “clear and present danger” of a church losing the flicker of her candlestick. To many readers, the language may seem a bit abstract — some even think it’s allegorical. But the seven churches in Asia Minor were actual churches. And the spiritual disaster at least five of them were experiencing were also very true to life, and any church in the world today can suffer the loss of their candlestick. Read more…


Word of Encouragement – 9/13/17

Where were you? What were you doing when the horrendous news hit us on Sept. 11, 2001?

It hardly seems possible that 16 years have passed, since that dastardly deed that was committed in New York City Sept. 11, 2001. Almost 3,000 people, who had awakened to a crystal clear, beautiful day had made their way off to work or to other routine activities of the day never imagining that it would be their last.

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Word of Encouragement – 9/6/17

The following was taken from my Uncle Jack Bloxom’s bulletin when he was pastor of Central Baptist Church, Conway, Ark in the 1960s and 1970s. I published it in my church bulletin at College Heights Baptist Church, Nacogdoches exactly 35 years ago this week. (exactly one-half of my lifetime ago) Please allow your mind and heart process these thoughts:

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