Author Archives: Mark Bass

Lessons from a Little Game Called Golf

This is the story of my daughter Sarah’s subregion Drive Chip Putt competition…and the life lessons we found in it. What’s Drive, Chip, and Putt??? It’s a junior golf competition where you get 9 shots (3 drives, 3 chips, 3 putts) … Continue reading

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When You Fail…

It is a given fact that Christians will fail their Lord. Each and every one of us will fail our Lord. Matthew 26 contains the last night of Jesus’ earthly life…his celebration of the Passover with his disciples, his institution … Continue reading

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A Reflection on 10 Years as a Pastor

In May of 2006 I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary ready to take on the world for Jesus!  It took a couple of months for me to land at a church and begin my pastoral ministry.  On September 1, 2006 … Continue reading

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Reading the Old Testament – Numbers

This is a continuation of a series on helpful hints for reading the Bible. Previous posts in this series:  general guidelines, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus The book of Numbers has a rather simple progression: it begins with the old generation that … Continue reading

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Measurement in the Kingdom of God

We love to measure things. We even have quotes about measurement like, “What gets measured, gets done.” When we talk about measuring, the image the most likely comes to mind is some kind of metric. We are a very precise … Continue reading

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Seeds Family Worship

Seeds Family Worship released their 8th album this week, The Word of God.  Our family loves the Seeds family.  We’ve purchased their albums since the release of the first one, Seeds of Courage. Why do we love Seeds Family Worship?  … Continue reading

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Top Bible Study Resources

My friend and fellow pastor Bobby Williams wrote a post like this one several weeks ago and it made me think about the resources that I use in Bible study and sermon preparation.  So, I thought I would put this … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

The usual introduction upon meeting someone new are some pleasantries, “Hi, my name is _________.  What’s your name?  Nice to me you.”  And then comes the question, “What kind of work do you do?” In our culture we define ourselves … Continue reading

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Reading the Old Testament – Leviticus

This is a continuation of the series of posts about how to read the Old Testament.  Here’s some thoughts on reading the OT in general and the specifically the books of Genesis and Exodus. I know that Leviticus is your … Continue reading

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Reading the Old Testament – Exodus

This post is part 3 in the series about reading the Old Testament.  Here’s the introduction to the series and the book of Genesis.  We’re following this OT reading plan. The book of Exodus is one of the most important … Continue reading

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