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“Mark, you would not believe the comments I am still getting regarding Sunday’s worship. The band, your sermon/monologue, communion, everything just worked. Thank you for sharing with us on such a memorable day – you have made an impact. As one congregant said, ‘Sunday gave me pause! And I don’t...

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“Mark is a true witness to the faith! He brings his gifts and talents and combines them with a message of God’s tremendous love in a powerful way. Our church has experienced many of Mark’s messages over the years, and the recent Jubilee was a favorite that really brought our...

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In Defense of Altar Calls

This past week, Rev. Adam Hamilton held three teaching sessions at the Central Texas Annual Conference in Waco, TX. I think this may be the first time I actually sat for over an hour in my chair during an annual conference session. In case you don’t know, Rev. Hamilton is...

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Alliance United Methodist recently hosted Mark Winter’s One Man Show for a three day Jubilee. Mark is an engaging preacher that connects with the congregation through humor, drama, and effective illustrations. We had recently completed a series on the fundamentals of Wesleyan theology. Mark’s messages were a great way to...

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What a great adventure for our congregation on the week before Easter! Everyone was spellbound with your modern day portrayal of Judas and Peter. On Holy Thursday we started the journey with Judas and how each and everyone of us could relate to what Judas had done. Then on to...

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“Mark Winter’s Jubilee is a time of Scripture-focused, Spirit-led, thought-provoking revival and encouragement. His heart is warm and compassionate, his message is entertaining and convicting, and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages is amazing! Mark’s ‘Right Choice’ school program had our elementary students captivated as he talked...

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Beauty, Beauty, Beauty

Took an early evening stroll last night with my wife. Irises were unfolding, trees budding, a mockingbird was belting out a tune in a yaupon holly tree. Spring was hanging in the air like otherworldly perfume, and I was happy to be alive. “Give beauty back,beauty, beauty, beauty,Back to God,...

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“I can’t thank you enough for (Sunday)evening. The kids had a wonderful time. I got a text from a mom last night and she told me that her daughter talked and talked and talked about each and every trick. I love that group of kids and have gotten where I...

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Hello, Beautiful!

It’s a small town – one of those kinds of towns people make jokes about. You’ve heard ‘em – “that town is so small that when you dial the wrong number, the person on the other end gives you the right number. It’s so small that there’s no place to...

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God’s Best China

I’ve been taking a personal retreat at the end of the year to look over my Jubilee messages and skits, tweak them or scrap them altogether to start something new. In 2011, I decided on a Wesleyan theme, preaching sermons with a distinctive Methodist bent. The following message, God’s Best...

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