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About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.

When We Aspire To Greatness

Can you imagine being one of the twelve Jesus chose to be His first disciples?  Prior to the resurrection none of them fully understood what was coming and what to expect.  I’m sure some of them felt like the rest of the … Continue reading

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42 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

WOW – It’s hard to believe I’ve been married to this beauty for 42 years. This photo was taken when we were first dating; I’m shocked she went out with me again after seeing the oversized bow tie! Janet and … Continue reading

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AmazonSmile Makes Us Smile

If you use Amazon for any of your shopping as I do, you can be a blessing to God’s Kingdom and our church by doing something that doesn’t cost you a penny and will only take a few minutes of … Continue reading

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Anger Danger & Disunity

God will never lead you to do something contrary to the truth of Scripture, and the overriding principle of the New Testament Scripture when you’re wronged or hurt is to go to the person(s) involved in order to seek reconciliation, … Continue reading

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Warfare, Relationships & Forgiveness

We had a great time in our Facebook Live Event with Dr. Ed Laymance last night as we dealt with Spiritual Warfare, or as Dr. Ed said “Spiritual Intrusion.”  I learned a lot personally & will go back to see … Continue reading

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What God Says About Me

When we make a decision to believe and receive Christ as Lord and Savior, we become a brand new person.  Christ is in us and we are in Christ. Colossians 1:27 NLT says:  For God wanted them to know that the … Continue reading

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Putting On The Full Armor of God – Marc Moore

This Sunday we continue our series on The Invisible War. Several years ago we did a video with my buddy Marc Moore about his daily routine which includes a symbolic way of putting on God’s Armor. I know it’s a … Continue reading

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It’s Not What We Eat

In my time alone with God this morning I read Matthew 15:10-11 NIV: 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” … Continue reading

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Starting Well & Finishing Well

It usually takes a lot of faith to try or start something new; it also takes sustained faith to see it through and finish well.   I was reading the account of Jesus walking on the water in Matthew 14 yesterday, … Continue reading

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Happy 16th Grace Fellowship!

My heart was humbled, hopeful and filled with joy this morning as 50 men gathered to pray at our monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Grace Fellowship on the 16th anniversary of the beginning of Grace.    16 years ago, on Sunday morning, … Continue reading

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