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Fellowship At The Ranch

  Pastor Ed Jones In a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Steve Jobs said that for 33 years he had looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” There is no greater…

Fellowship at the Ranch

  Ed Jones On July 6 my wife Edie and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Over those 50 years, I’ve nurtured and increasingly cared for and protected that relationship. In short, I’ve happily expended no small amount of time, treasure and energy into making our marriage one that would honor and glorify the…

Fellowship At The Ranch

  I believe God Pastor Ed Jones During a tremendous storm at sea, while the Apostle Paul was being taken to Rome, he encouraged the crew, prisoners and Roman soldiers with these words: “For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me saying, ‘Do…

Fellowship At The Ranch

  What is worship? Ed Jones, Pastor Worship is a tricky word. Whenever we hear it, we think of Sunday morning services with four to six hymns, communion, a sermon, and closing prayer. Funny thing is that our most significant worship occurs between Monday and Friday. That’s because everything we think, say or do is…

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  Pastor Ed Jones “After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and prayed…” John 17:1 We had just heard a stirring, passionate speech about the evils that had befallen American society since prayer was banned from schools. At the end of that morning’s Christian men’s breakfast, men from different churches huddled in groups talking…

Fellowship At The Ranch

  Ed Jones, Pastor Obviously, I can’t cover a topic that broad in a few hundred words. But, we can hit the high points. Everyone wants to know about heaven (Greek: Paradeisos) and everyone wants to go there. Polls suggest that nearly 80 percent of Americans believe there is a heaven. Amazing! Even in this…

Fellowship At The Ranch

  Ed Jones New Year’s resolutions are not a recent phenomenon. The practice goes back three millennia to the Babylonians. Although there is nothing magic about January 1, the thought of a fresh start is encouragement enough for many to resolve to improve on the past. Over the years I’ve resolved to better manage my…

Fellowship At The Ranch

Pastor Ed Jones My closest friend over the years is also a pastor of a small church in West Texas. A few years ago he was the officiant at a funeral. Recalling that day, he wrote the following: People made their way to the family sitting in front of the caskets to express their condolences.…