Resources by Mason King

Mason King serves as an elder and Spiritual Formation Pastor at The Village Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He is currently completing work on a Ph.D. in Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. King holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from Texas A&M and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Married to Carly, they have two children. King blogs at wordsandphrases.net and is on Twitter at @MasonKing.

Jul 8, 2016

The Frustration of Slowing Down by Mason King

Slowing down should frustrate our flesh, but in a different way; it brings quietness of heart amid the noise of life.

Apr 30, 2015

The Difficulty of Receiving by Mason King

Receiving is difficult. Being given something affects us differently than being the giver. Receiving something is harder than earning it, especially for driven people.

Oct 2, 2015

Sharing at the Expense of Learning by Mason King

There is a difference between sharing and learning. Don’t confuse the two, thinking you have learned what you have shared.

Dec 22, 2015

Say The Right Thing by Mason King

People leave a church for many reasons. Some are good; some are less than good. Some members disappear without a trace, and others leave a tumultuous wake in their exit. As a pastor, these situations often leave me wishing I knew just what to say.

May 20, 2015

Making Contentment My Estate by Mason King

The wrestle of wealth, of making enough and having enough, is a dark space in my soul—the struggle for contentment against a sliding scale in a world that rejects less as more and sees more as a means to happiness. It’s where I have to preach to myself the truth I know when the lie is in front of me.

Nov 11, 2015

Keep the Calendar, Keep Your Brother by Mason King

For all the celebrations to be remembered, the occasions of suffering are the dates that stick with me. It was then, when the day came that she would call -  or we’d get in the car with a warm meal in the back seat. A note would get dropped in the mail, a meal on the doorstep to say: you are loved, you are not forgotten, and neither are they.

Apr 22, 2016

If We Survive the Night

A Passover Meditation

Today, April 22, is this year's official start to the traditional Jewish feast of Passover. Here is a sweet devotional reflection on the Passover from The Village Church's Mason King.

Sep 22, 2015

Hometown Roads Never Leave You by Mason King

There’s something to place. Something to knowing and being known. There is beauty in surrendering to it, recounting the faithfulness of God down every road.

Dec 15, 2015

Fear and Trembling at Advent by Mason King

Our hearts tremble with love for that we have yet to see—as we long for the day when we see Him face to face.

May 28, 2015

Edwards For Every Day by Mason King

Maturity for Jonathan Edwards, and for us, is greater dependence upon the person and work of Christ. Grace takes a believer and gives them eyes to see themselves in light of who Christ is. And incremental holiness takes time.