Isaac's church

First Presbyterian Church
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2398
(940) 767-2547

About Isaac
  • Education: Baylor University [BA/1968] Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv/1972] McCormick Theological Seminary (DMin/1980) Additional Study: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary [1970-1971] Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary [1971]
  • Experience: Pastor/First Baptist Church, Holland, TX [1971-1972] Pastor/First Presbyterian Church, Levelland, TX [1975-1976] Pastor/First Presbyterian Church, Vernon, TX [1977-1989] Pastor/First Presbyterian Church, Wichita Falls, TX [1989-2020] Chaplain/Presbyterian Manor, Wichita Falls, TX [2020-present]
  • Family: Spouse: Jan Butterworth [nee: Bremer] Son: Jonathan (JIB) Butterworth Daughter: Catherine Williams
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Quote: "Don't ask me what I think, and I won't tell you."
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  • The Wise And Foolish Builders

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2018
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    Simply hearing Jesus is not enough; we have to put into practice what we have heard.

    MOST PEOPLE BUILD THEIR houses on the sand; I’m sure of it. Not their houses, of course. Not really. But their lives. By which I mean, most people don’t listen to Jesus when they think about what goes into living, or what ought to. When I was a kid, my dad would tell me to do something. It more

  • Is The Lord Delayed In His Coming?

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2018

    There is a wrong way and a right way to look at the Lord’s apparent delay in coming again.

    Introduction Peter most likely wrote this, his second letter (2 Pet. 3:1 ) to the churches of Asia Minor (1 Pet. 1:1 ), from a Roman jail a short time before his martyrdom (some time during the period AD 64-67). If 1 Peter has as its main focus a defense against threats from outside the more

  • John's Vision Of Jesus

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2018

    Jesus displays His presence and power so that we may be accountable to Him when temptations beset us and assured by Him when trials besiege us.

    The Book of Revelation was given by the Father to Jesus, who presented it through the Apostle John “to show to his servants the things that must soon take place” (Rev. 1:1). The prophecy was written in the mid-90s by John on the island of Patmos, where he was in exile “on account of the word of God more

  • The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2018

    Some people soak in their own righteousness; others seek a righteousness not their own. It is the latter who are in a right standing with God.

    HOW DO YOU KNOW that you’re right with God? Can you know such a thing? When I was in the eleventh grade, one of my friends took his own life. Some of you have heard me tell that story. I don’t want to get into the details now, but I do want to talk about the effect my friend’s death had on me. more

  • Postscript: Thine Is The Kingdom

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2018

    The Lord’s Prayer is not just something you say to God. When you pray it, it says something about you.

    We come at last to the postscript of the Lord’s Prayer. And while these words do not appear in the best manuscripts of the New Testament, they surely belong in the prayer. They are in any case biblical. I hope you noticed that as we read the Old Testament lesson from 1 Chronicles 29. How can you more

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  • Persecuted For Faithfulness

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2018

    Many of our sisters and brothers are persecuted even in our own time. Voice of the Martyrs reports, for example, the experience of a young man named Philip, who lives in Laos. Philip walked two hours to another village to hear the gospel. Just three weeks after he returned home as a new believer, more

  • The Vastness Of Space

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2015

    I have read that the nearest star to our sun is called Proxima Centauri, and it’s about 4.22 light years away. As you know, a light year is not a measurement of time; it is a measurement of distance. Light is the fastest thing we know of, and a light year is how far it takes light to travel in a more

  • Beholding The Night Sky

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2015
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    When our daughter was in Junior High School, she made friends with a group of girls from Olney, Texas, a community about forty minutes to the south of us. And they invited her to a function their school was having on a certain Friday night. So, I drove her over, and, when the time came, I went more

  • The Emporer's Clothes

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2014

    Do you remember the story of the emperor’s clothes? If I am recalling it right, someone persuaded the emperor to buy a suit of clothes that only people with the most exquisite taste in fashion could see. Of course, the emperor could not see the clothes, nor could anyone else – because the peddler more

  • Abandoned At Seventeen

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2014

    One of the characters in Kent Haruf’s novel Plainsong, is Victoria, a seventeen-year-old girl who is four months pregnant. When her boyfriend finds out about her condition, he breaks up with her. And when her mother finds out, she kicks her out of the house and says to her, “You got yourself into more