Author Archives: James Rasbeary

About James Rasbeary

I am the pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Wylie, Texas. Check out my blog at


When describing the character and actions of people in the “perilous times” that will come (and which are here now), Paul made a fascinating observation. He said that these who are proud, lovers of pleasure more than God, covetous, boastful, … Continue reading

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Grow without Changing

Psalms 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. A 63-year study found that … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Heroes?

When you hear the name Epaphroditus, you may not think of a superhero – but Paul did. He told the Philippian church: Philippians 2:29-30 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: (30) Because … Continue reading

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Parenting – It Takes More Than Good Intentions

Being a parent is hard work. It’s not easy and doing it right takes more than good intentions. It takes years and years of unrelenting effort to train up a child in the way he should go. Manoah and Mrs. … Continue reading

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“Won’t Work – Don’t Eat!” Paul’s Command Concerning Welfare Christianity

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (7) For yourselves know … Continue reading

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What If You Don’t Want To Do What God Called You To Do?

Almost 600 years before Christ, God called a priest named Ezekiel to be His prophet, His watchman on the wall, over the Israelites that were carried into Babylonian Captivity. His calling did not come with the most encouraging words: Ezekiel … Continue reading

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The Bus Ministry And This Preacher’s Family

I suppose that the bus ministry has gone out of style in many places. It’s a hard ministry to operate, with special licenses, insurance, vehicles, costs, etc. It’s hard to find drivers, captains, helpers, and teachers willing to put up … Continue reading

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