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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 Your Wife Has Contempt For Your Worship

What do you do when your wife has contempt for the way you worship?  I’ve never experienced this, but David, the King of Israel did. I’m reading through the Bible and part of my reading this morning was from 2 … Continue reading

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WORDS

We had a great day today at Grace Fellowship as we continued the series: MY BIG FAT MOUTH.  David Knight shared an acrostic with me after the service.  I told him it was great and asked if I could use … Continue reading

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Change Your Mouth by Changing Your Mind

We recently had Ted and Nancie Lowe with us at Grace Fellowship. Ted spoke about the power of words and said God has hardwired our brains (our heart & mind) so that words matter!   I couldn’t agree more. If we … Continue reading

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Do All Things Without COMPLAINING

We’re currently in a series where we’re talking about the power of words. Proverbs 12:18 NCV says “Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing.” “Careless words” include COMPLAINING. In Philippians 2, Paul said we should have … Continue reading

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God Gives The Victory

We had a phenomenal Easter at Grace Fellowship; huge crowds and many people who made decisions to trust Christ.  I’m grateful for the faithfulness of our staff, volunteers and people to pray and invite.  I’m also grateful for the hard … Continue reading

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PRAY FOR AND INVITE YOUR PEEPS TO EASTER AT GRACE

There are 5 days until our Easter Services on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.  I hope you’ll join me in praying for churches around the world who celebrate the Risen Lord, and you’ll pray for and invite people to attend … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

~2000 years ago today is the day Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem – just a few days before His crucifixion & resurrection. The people put branches of trees and their cloaks on the road as Jesus rode into … Continue reading

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An INVITATION Can Change A Life

The lasting impact of the apostles who were the first followers of Jesus can only be imagined in statements like this from Jesus.   Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will … Continue reading

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AN INVITE CAN CHANGE A CITY

One of my favorite narratives in John’s eyewitness account of Jesus life is found in John 4.  I love the translation of John 4:4 in the KJV of Scripture.  Of Jesus, John 4:4 KJV says: And he must needs go through … Continue reading

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FORGIVENESS

If you missed Sunday, February 18th, at Grace – I hope you’ll go to http://www.gf.church/messages and listen to THIS IS US – Part 3 – THIS IS LIFE which deals with forgiveness.  The message was based on a story told … Continue reading

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