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Are you ready for a Change?

We are shaped by the events of life more than we know. Our character is molded by our environment, our parents, and our culture, education and religion. And, yes, genetics do play a part. So then, are we predestined to be successful or become a failure, or perhaps languish in mediocrity according to the above […]

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A Qualified Pastor is a Good Pastor

Earlier this year in Sunday school we studied the book of 1st Timothy. Chapter 3 details the qualifications of a godly pastor. It says… 1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one […]

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Goodbye Friends

The church of God at Brandon mourns the passing of Michael and Isaac Grasser. Today the Grasser family will bury Micahel and Isaac. Both boys died in a tragic drowning accident at the Pend Oreille River in Northern Idaho. Please read more about these fine Christian boys and how you can help the Grasser family. Click […]

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Build My House

Psalms 127:1  Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is such a comfort to be able to leave my worries and cares about my children with the Lord. With Him in control they are in the best […]

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The Characteristics of a Carnal Mind

There was a time when the apostle Paul felt guilty because although he wanted to do the things that pleased God, he wasn’t able to. But, when God saved him, things changed. Do you find that you’re not able to live the way God requires? Carnality will always stand in the way of you being […]

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Going Beyond Ourselves

Etched on a white marble pillar that marks a grave in a small cemetery surrounded by ancient oak trees are these words: He takes us where we would not go alone…beyond ourselves. I visit this cemetery often and have pondered those words many times. The very thought of going beyond myself, beyond my own natural […]

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Fall Revival 2016

If you want to learn what God’s will is for your life, come listen to the preaching of God’s word at the Brandon Church of God Fall Revival. The Revival starts this Wednesday (November 2nd). Click to download the flyer.

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Your Spouse’s Love Language

Words of Affirmation Physical Touch Receiving Gifts Quality Time Acts of Service We often have more than one. Learning to speak them is key.  

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False Religion and the story of the Tower of Babel

On a recent Sunday morning God burdened Pastor Ellinger to preach a message from Genesis chapter 11. It tells the story of a time when everyone on earth spoke one single language. You’ll have to read the story for yourself, but the story tells us how men had plans that didn’t include God. In their […]

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That’s My Boy – Making Dad Proud

When our sons make us proud, we like stepping back and telling those who will listen… That’s my boy. The same goes for our daughters. God feels the same way towards his children. In Isaiah 62 he says “Thou shalt be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem […]

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As Bad As You Want To Breathe

At our church revival last fall, the evangelist asked us “What do you really want in life? Where are your true desires, and how bad do you truly desire them?” Our desires, depending on how strong they are, should throw us into action and change. They heavily influence our will, our love and our affection. […]

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A Church Family

Psalms 68 verses 5 and 6 say: 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. The Church of God at Brandon […]

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The Reason for the Season

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  

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When two agree

Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst […]

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Desire…

a strong feeling of wanting to have something or for something to happen. The Bible says that without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). It also says that faith is built by hearing the word of God being preached (Romans 10:17). Hearing the Word of God is how men and women can be […]

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I Will Sing…

I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Psalms 104:33 KJV

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A Guide for my Steps…

A Grand Canyon hiker recently testified at church how she got tired of constantly looking down at her feet as she was making the long hike down to the base of the Canyon. There was so much beauty to see, but not watching where she placed her feet could easily turn into a dangerous fall. […]

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I’m Thankful

A Child’s Verse to Memorize   I’m thankful I have feet to walk And eyes to see, a mouth to talk A place to sleep, in my own bed A table of food before me spread.   To thank Him always is what is due Give Him praise and serve Him too. And let Him […]

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They Trained, Prayed, and They Conquered

Two members of our congregation recently returned from hiking the Grand Canyon. Kendy Barrios and Gale Hyatt spent several months preparing for the hike knowing that it would be extremely strenuous. The trail down is about 7 miles and the trail back up to the top is 10 miles (maybe a bit more). They were […]

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Still singing for God’s glory.

Pastor Wright Ellinger and his wife Ruth sang tonight during our pre-revival Singspiration. It was a song they used to sing many years ago – I Found an Oasis of Love. Their daughter Kendy accompanied them on the piano. It was a wonderful church service tonight. We heard many songs that we haven’t heard in […]

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True Happiness – Part 2

Why do people take drugs, smoke marijuana and drink alcohol? They are trying to find an escape from the sorrows and problems of life. They are seeking the feelings of happiness and security that these drugs offer. It is a temporary escape, a deadening of the senses, a quieting of the conscience, if only for […]

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True Happiness – Part 1

Have you ever wished to be truly happy, to live a life filled with peace and contentment? Much has been said about happiness and what constitutes that blissful state. Poets write about it, great men philosophize about it and an abundance of theories are taught concerning this ideological state of being. Books are written on […]

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Shipment Confirmation

We heard an inspiring testimony at church Sunday morning that encouraged us to keep praying and trusting in God. At times, when we’ve been waiting for a long time (or what seems like a long time) for an answer to prayer, we get weary in the waiting and can feel somewhat discouraged. God knows that, and […]

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a God of Solutions

Do you know Him? Do you serve Him?  

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Being a Gentleman

It’s a matter of choice.  

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Company Is Coming

Around our home we really enjoy having company come and sit at our dinner table with us. It’s just something we enjoy doing. Often it’s on Sunday’s right after the morning service. The kids always try to guess who it is that’s coming and they ask “Is it so and so? How about so and […]

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In a World of Change

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  

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Preachers are “The Watchmen on the Wall”

In chapter 33 of the book of Ezekiel, God has a message for the Watchmen – or the Pastors. Verses 1-9 spell out the great responsibility that God’s true pastors have to preach the Word of God and the consequences if they fail to sound the trumpet and warn the people – us. The same […]

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A Gentleman or a Christian Gentleman – Which?

Over the last couple of months, Pastor Wright Ellinger (with the help of his wife Ruth) has been teaching a series on “Companionship”. The Bible lessons were geared towards the young people who are at the age to start praying and looking for that special person who they might one day marry and spend the […]

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A Christian Gentleman

Pastor Ellinger and his wife Ruth have been married for just over 50 years and they’re still in Love. On Wednesday nights they’ve been teaching on the topic of Companionship. Recently the lesson was entitled “A Christian Gentleman.” No lady wanting companionship should desire anything less. There is a difference between a Gentleman and a […]

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  • 1203 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Brandon, FL
  • (813) 650.0037
  • Pastor Travis Hyatt