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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.

BLESSED

I’m re-reading a book that’s about how I view God.  It’s a book that challenged my theology in a good way when I read it last year and now I’m going through it again!   I read it for my … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION & DIRECTION

I’m surprised at the number of people I meet who claim to follow Christ while disregarding or neglecting the things He tells us about living.  If we claim to be Christ followers, doesn’t that imply that we choose to follow … Continue reading

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41 Years

41 YEARS TODAY WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. Happy Anniversary Sweetheart. She’s gotten more beautiful inside & out and I’ve – well – I’ve aged. Young Adults – We’ve certainly had our ups & downs, made lots of mistakes & have … Continue reading

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June 30 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

This is one of my favorite props of all time because it helped explain the simple truth of the Gospel in a visual way from Romans 6:23.  More importantly, I love it because a number of people understood the gospel … Continue reading

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June 29 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

Every time I drive onto this property I’m reminded of what a miracle Grace is.  I’m reminded of what Jesus did for us as I view the crosses and I’m reminded of our mandate (found engraved into our outdoor baptistry) … Continue reading

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June 28 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

I will long remember this special night of worship and communion.  As people took communion they were to take a red marble and carry it with them as a daily reminder of the blood Christ shed for them.   One of … Continue reading

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June 27 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

Going way back to Summer in Paradise!  This was in June of 2005.  My hair was dark and Jerry had hair.   Jerry’s holding Alanna who had just finished Kindergarten (she just finished her Freshman year at Texas A & M … Continue reading

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June 26 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

I like things (like motorcycles) that are fast & loud, and we’ve enjoyed some great times with motorcycles at Grace. We have a lot of people who like to ride which is always a blast.  We’re celebrating 15 years and … Continue reading

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June 25 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

We started doing Freedom Fest around the 4th of July each year and its grown to close to 5000 people.  It’s our free gift to the community and will be a huge event this year on Tuesday night, July 3.  … Continue reading

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June 24 – INCREDIBLE – Grace Fellowship June 2018

Danny “da paperboy” Cooper tried to share Christ with me and my wife Janet at a Starbucks in Fort Worth years ago and we’ve been friends ever since.  We’ve enjoyed having Danny at Grace on a number of occasions.  I … Continue reading

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