Tag Archive: hope

Preparing for Christmas IV: A Journey Through Malachi (2:10-16)

Malachi 2:10-16 (NIV) Breaking Covenant Through Divorce 10 Do we not all have one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to… Continue reading

What Jesus Offers…

Many of us unwittingly think that God is tight-fisted, that He is unwilling to share with us and that even when He does so He is grumpy/cranky/reluctant about it. In fact, that was… Continue reading

Even If…

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace,  the God we serve is able to deliver us from it,  and he will deliver us from your majesty’s hand.    But even if He does… Continue reading

Sometimes God…

-gently embraces us as a parent does a feverish child -firmly strikes us as a parent does to the back of a choking toddler -painstakingly spoon-feeds us as a parent does a helpless… Continue reading

Look at the Scoreboard…A Football Allegory

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible VII: The Love Of Most Will Grow Cold

“At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness,… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible VIII: Suffering

“I will show him how much he must suffer for My Name” (Acts 9:16). Wow. That’s haunting. Please Keep In Mind 1. Paul wasn’t going to suffer as punishment from God but as… Continue reading

Steps For A Prayer And Worship Gathering At Home Or Church…

There are six sections below, each one taking about 10-15 minutes total depending on the length of prayer. Theme: Perseverance In Suffering PART I: Perseverance for Christians Song Suggestion: “Lord I Need You”… Continue reading

Haunting Bible Verses VI: We Suffer When Other Christians Suffer…Or Do We?

Hebrews 13:3 New Living Translation (NLT) Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies. . . Please… Continue reading