Hope That Grows

Man "watering" a growth chart

These are the last words of David:

“The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse,
    the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High,
the man anointed by the God of Jacob,
    the hero of Israel’s songs:
“The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me;
    his word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel spoke,
    the Rock of Israel said ...

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The Power of the Gospel

man powering lights

Have you ever read a portion of the Bible and felt absolutely captivated by it to the point where you can’t get it out of your head? At times words we read enthrall our every waking moment. It’s as if the Holy Spirit is drawing us into an encounter where he is longing to reveal new facets ...

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Psalm 121: Seeking God’s Presence

Seeking Gods Presence
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

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God Works in Hidden and Unseen Ways

God was working raising Jesus to life - image of empty tomb

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he ...

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Our Holy, Loving, and Just God

Our Holy Loving and Just God

Many of the challenges against the Old Testament begin with an attack on the character of God. One of the most ferocious is from Richard Dawkins:

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; ...

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Our Race Is Not Over

Our Race Is Not Over

What do we do when we hit a wall? How have we responded when something in life has derailed our race? We still have all the passion we had when we started the race, but our figurative vehicle is in shambles and we have to head back to the pits or to the garage to race ...

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Rich in Love

Rich in Love

I will exalt you, my God the King;
    I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you

    and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the 
Lord and most worthy of praise;

    his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;

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What Do You Want from Jesus?

What Do You Want?



Have you ever had those seasons in life where the same theme seems to come into your consciousness again and again? A time when there is some inkling that keeps presenting itself in your mind, to the point where you have no choice but to look to the heavens and acknowledge, “Ok, Lord, I’m listening”?

That’s been happening ...

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