A Church Home – No Judgement Attached

Been Judged Much?

Have you ever walked into a new place (whether it be church, school, work, a friend’s house, or event), and felt completely isolated and out of place?  Ever feel like you don’t belong because of what you’ve been through, or what you haven’t accomplished yet?  Do you ever feel disqualified, unworthy, or afraid to speak up in fear of judgement or being undervalued?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I can assure you that you’re not alone, and believe it or not, we know how you feel.  

Sadly, most people have felt these exact emotions (and more) at one point or another.  It’s an epidemic that keeps us from being true to others and being true to ourselves.  We all deserve the chance to learn, share, and grow, because the truth is, all of us come from somewhere and we’ve all been given a story to tell.

We are Called to Serve, Not to be Served

Some people come from happy homes with the occasional crazy uncle.  Others are pushing through life despite emotional, verbal, and physical abuse.  Far too many are secretly going hungry, with either too much pride to reach out, or not enough knowledge and/or resources to get the help they need.  There are children and adults alike that hide their pain behind a brave smile, only to sink further into their hidden despair.  Still some are walking along a dark path and are hoping to find their way to the light.

There is a hurting world outside of our church walls, and too many lives are waiting to be changed for us to spend time and energy finding reasons to be against each other.

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So What’s Different?

When you enter FCC Mesquite, you won’t just be welcomed, you will be loved – no strings, and certainly no judgements attached.

You will be empowered here.  You will be comforted here.  You will be encouraged, strengthened, instructed, respected, honored, and cherished here, because we strive to practice the love we speak of.

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If you are looking for a new church home, we urge you to come join us for our Sunday worship services and/or another event.  We would love to have you and answer any questions you might have about our church, and most importantly, the Lord Jesus Christ.


5 Things I Wish I’d Known As A New Believer

Our church has experienced exponential growth in the last 6 months, and we are incredibly excited about it!  We consider it an honor to share the love of Christ with all who step through our doors.  With such exponential growth, I thought it’d be beneficial to share 5 things I’ve learned in my walk with Christ, and wish I’d known as a new believer.

1. NO ONE knows it all.

I used to be hesitant to speak about my faith because I didn’t have much biblical knowledge.  Even pulling a bible out at church would make me nervous because I wasn’t sure of the order of books, and didn’t want to be obvious about it.

If someone says something that sounds vague and rehearsed, challenge it!  Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”  As long as you’re doing so in a respectful way, you aren’t hurting anyone.  As a matter of fact, you might just be doing someone a favor by challenging a phrase or statement someone may have used most of their lives and never fully understood.

2.  There is no VIP club.

God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.  As soon as you say “Yes” to Him, you’re His.  You don’t have to work to get into any higher ranking for Him to love you.  That’s the point of the gospel.  Each of us have a purpose in God’s plan, and if you’re reading this right now, that means He’s not done with you.  Hallelujah!

3. God Is Good.

God wants to help us, not constantly critique us.  Job 36:10 states, “He gets their attention and commands that they turn away from evil.”  Is God trying to get your attention today?  Psalms 119:71, “My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.”  God Is GOOD, even when things seem to be going awry in your life.  Pay attention and seek Him.  That’s when you start to see His blessings within the storms.

4. There will be struggle.

As soon as you give your life to God – wait, scratch that – as soon as you are born, there is a target on your back.  However, this isn’t something to be afraid of!  This is something to rejoice over, because it means God has great plans for you, which the enemy doesn’t want to see fulfilled, and God’s plan ALWAYS prevails.  Though you face struggle, try looking at it as confirmation that you are on the right path – a path to much greater glory.

5. The Bible eventually makes sense!

Let’s be real here – the Bible can be confusing and down right intimidating at times, am I right?  What I didn’t know when I was trying to crack the holy-code, was that God reveals the meaning in His Word as we go through life, and helps us apply Scripture to the different circumstances we face in life.  It’s good to dive into His Word and learn as much as we can, but it’s of little good until we trust His Spirit to reveal the meaning in our lives and the lives of those around us.

That’s all for today!  I hope you found these 5 points to be helpful!  If so and you enjoyed this message, please like/share, and subscribe for further content!  We would also appreciate any feedback you have to offer in the comment section below.

For more information, please visit our website at fccmesquite.com, or my blog at myhiddenstrength.com.

Your Prayers Can Go Further — My Hidden Strength

The moment we decide to voice the truth could be the very moment God has orchestrated to change someone’s life.

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Our First Blog!

It’s the first of the First!  You’re reading our very first post of our very first blog, and we couldn’t be more excited!  We are elated to begin this blogging adventure to share the love of Jesus and further spread His Good News.

It is our prayer that God blesses you through this site, giving you all the peace, comfort, and joy you may need, just as He has done for us.  We encourage you to engage with us, sharing comments and suggestions as we provide new content, resources, and information.

Proverbs 15:30     “Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”

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We hope to see you at church this Sunday!