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The Fool and Himself | Fooling Ourselves, Part 2

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Proverbs 16:5 The Problem of Pride Pride. The word carries with it so many meanings, so many emotions. There is the positive sense of pride, which Webster defines...

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Pity The Fool | Fooling Ourselves, Part 1

The Sting of the Word Fool. The word elicits all sorts of emotions. Anger, humor, fear. Made popular by "Mr. T", it became a comical insertion just a few decades ago. In some circles, it is a casual, friendly greeting. Yet, for most, it still carries the weight of...

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Men's Basketball 2013!

This is a random post - since most are a bit more "serious." The Men's Basketball schedule is out! I have attached a copy below. If you are free then come support the team. Schedule no longer available.

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The Runner

To enter the narrow way through the gate and not follow Jesus is just as deficient as seeming to follow after him on the way, yet not having come through the gate. The call is to deny self, take up the cross, and follow Jesus. We do not enter the gate and stare at the...

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Is The Church Ready For The Gospel?

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things...

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May 2013 Book Table At Sylvania

A quick glance at the Sylvania Church calendar reveals that May is a particularly family-oriented month. Mothers are celebrated (May 12th), seniors are graduated, and babies are dedicated. As result, it only seems appropriate to have a particularly family-oriented...

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Hatred of Evil

The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Proverbs 8:13a The language of hate makes most of us uncomfortable, especially when it comes to God and the things of faith. Yet, in the above text, hatred of evil is equal to the fear of the LORD. "Well sure, everybody knows...

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Living In Community

Proverbs 18:1 declares, "Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment." Contrary to popular opinion, I am really an introvert at heart. Don't get me wrong; I don't dislike crowds or people. I don't get anxious in groups. I...

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Do We Ever Pray For LESS?

I am spending some personal time in the Proverbs. Today, I read these words from Agur, son of Jakeh: Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is...

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The Sermon Is Ready

Many from Sylvania Church have already been asking when the sermon "In The Last Days" from Isaiah 2:1-5 would be available online. Some of you who follow this blog may not be aware such a sermon was preached. Well, for those who heard and those who might like to hear,...

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As The Time Draws Near…

So, this coming Sunday, I will be preaching a sermon on "The Last Days" from Isaiah 2:1-5. Now, this post isn't all about which theory is right or wrong, when stuff is going to happen or not happen, etc. (You have to listen to the sermon for some of those things). I...

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The Journey

Scripture constantly equates this present life with a journey, or some extension of that metaphor. We long for a country or city not our own; we run the race; we fight the fight; we plant and water and enjoy the harvest; we carry the cross. The journey itself is both...

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Sylvania's New Digital Communication Hub

Sylvania Family & Friends, Yes, friends, the coming of the new means the departure of the old.  This is the last email that will sent through the current email system at the church, but do not fear, friend, for Church Community Builder, or CCB, a better, more...

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The Early Church and Why It Matters Today

Coming Soon to Sylvania Church: A Three Week Series on The Early Church and Why It Matters Today. If you are in the Tyler, TX area over the next few weeks, come by Sylvania on Sunday nights at 6PM for a short series on why the events and people of the Early Church...

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Car Wash THIS Saturday!

Sylvania Family & Friends, It's summertime, and no one wants a dirty car in the summertime. So, fear not, for the Oasis is hosting another car wash this Saturday from 10am-2pm in the parking lot of Sylvania Church, which will not only result in a wonderful shine...

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Car Wash & Pool Party THIS Saturday!

Hey Everybody! This Saturday the Oasis is having another free car wash. If you're going to Student Life, this is a good way to reduce the cost, because when people donate at the car wash it's donating to our trip! Cool huh? =) If you are NOT going to Student Life,...

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Oasis Car Wash Fundraiser Reminder

Hello, Sylvania members! Just wanted to let all of you know that Saturday, July 7th the Oasis students are putting together a car wash and could use your help! The purpose of this car wash is to raise money for our Student Life mission trip this year. If you have...

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Oasis Car Wash Fundraiser

Hey, everyone!!!! Just wanted to let you guys know that we are having a car wash fundraiser for Student Life coming up Saturday, the 7th of July and we need your help!!! We need all volunteers to arrive at Sylvania by 9:15am. We will start washing the cars at 10 and...

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Coronavirus Action PlanWhat's happening at Sylvania

Corporate worship will happen at 10:20am, but there will be no Sunday school, children's church, childcare during corporate worship, or Wednesday night activities for the next two weeks.