The plans of man will always fail, but the plan of God has already won its battle. If Christians are to actually make an impact in the world then they must collectively turn to the truths found in scripture alone. They must become engulfed in the transformative power of God through His word provided in the bible......Keep Reading
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It‘s true we often suffer some great disappointments, some expectations or plans we might have not always materialized. We may even feel like God’s left us hanging and that an illness or injury has taken him away from us. But remember, He is faithful. And the real upside of this is if we remain faithful we will live eternally with Him someday. ...
Love isn’t just for Valentines Day -- it’s what gets me up everyday. Love isn’t just for that one special someone -- it’s for everyone. The chance to care for and encourage those around me is an honor. Measure all things in your life by the “Rule of Love”. What would God have you do? What does love require? What breaks your heart, and what one thing can you do to help?...
Truth be told, I am not an elite athlete. When I was in kindergarten, I flunked “skip” (not sure how my self-esteem survived that report card, but that is another story). While early on, I was too uncoordinated to skip, I did play baseball, soccer, real football, and basketball when I was growing up. However, I was never endowed with the physical gifts to become what I call an elite athlete. What I do know though, is that God equipped me with the gifts to enjoy those sports and become the best athlete I could ever be....
There are many differences between God, as the Bible describes Him, and the Force of Star Wars but there’s a line from Han Solo in the new movie that sums it up. One of the new characters talks about how he’s going to do something that seems impossible and Han asks him how. The young man says, “I’ll use the Force,” and runs off. Han yells after him, “That’s not how the Force works, kid!” That’s not how a personal, caring God works either....
The plans of man will always fail, but the plan of God has already won its battle. If Christians are to actually make an impact in the world then they must collectively turn to the truths found in scripture alone. They must become engulfed in the transformative power of God through His word provided in the bible......
Before we arrived back at Hope Covenant Church this summer to serve as the associate pastor, Karen & I had been travelling across the country in our motor home. When Pastor Duane called we were in South Dakota and travelling east on Interstate 90.......Keep Reading
No matter what your Holiday plans are, big or small, my prayer is that you will take a minute and remember all the wonderful things God has provided for you... even if you're feeling like the man in my devotional......Keep Reading
I hunger for simplicity. I want to approach God in childlike faith, wonder, and awe. I long for more than just spiritual life but spiritual health ...Keep Reading
The attached article is something that I read recently pertaining to leaders serving in student ministry, but it is great reminder of the power and weight that our words carry....Keep Reading
A group of middle-aged friends, well-established in their careers, were talking at a recent class reunion. When one of them mentioned an old professor they had all had in college, who was now retired but living close to campus, they decided to pay him a visit. He had always been a great inspiration and they knew they would enjoy reminiscing about the years back in school. ...Keep Reading
Boldness in prayer is an uncomfortable thought for many. We think of speaking softly to God, humbling ourselves before God, or having a chat with God... but agonizing before God? Storming Heaven with prayers? Pounding on the door of the Most High? Wrestling with God? Isn’t such prayer irreverent? Presumptuous? It would be had God not invited us to pray as such....Keep Reading
I love the fact that God uses ordinary people to partner with Him in accomplishing His purposes. When we join up with God remarkable changes take place in our lives. God unwraps the package of His power, gifts, strength, insight, wisdom, character development, hope, compassion, grace and on and on. Read more... ...Keep Reading
Just about every person knows someone who LOVES gadgets. Perhaps that person is you! Many of us have a love-hate relationship with technology. When it's working well, it can be so amazing; when it's not...what a headache!...Keep Reading
A local businessman was teaching a Sunday School class of 4th grade boys and wanted especially to impress these boys because his own son was in the class. One Sunday during the lesson he asked, "Why do you suppose that people call me a Christian?" It was unusually quiet, so he asked again. "Why do you suppose that people call me a Christian?" Still no response. Mr. Jackson...Keep Reading