God gives good gifts, and let's face it, sometimes we misuse them. Often, grace is the most misused of all the Lord's precious promises.
God's grace is often misrepresented and abused. Sometimes, we're a bit like Jonah and we don't really want grace for others, but we misinterpret God’s patience for us as a gift of grace.
You wouldn’t dream of going out of the house without close, but too often we aren’t as serious or purposeful about suiting up for the spiritual battles we face each day. And believe me, we will face them, ready or not – dressed to fight or not.
Leviticus is a bloody book. And it makes me thankful for grace. Read three reasons why.
There are many reasons to appreciate my pastor. A recent sermon titled “The Genealogy of Jesus” highlighted one of them: he respects the Word of God. Yes, even those seemingly endless and boring chapters that list names. Most of these chapters are in the Old Testament. For many people, that’s double the reason to skim …
Over the past year, many people have suffered isolation thanks to the “stay home, stay safe” initiatives around the county (and world). When no one calls or stops by, it’s easy to feel forgotten.
But are you forgotten by God? Not likely. How could the omniscient Creator of every cell in your body forget about you?
At New Hope, our pastor does an excellent job teaching the Word as he preaches. For more than a year, he preached through Luke’s treatise that the King James crew called “The ACTS of the Apostles.” What is a treatise? The Greek is logos which should sound familiar to everyone. The concordance calls it “word” …
God...hath...given him a name which is above every namePhilippians 2:9 Names are important, but most of us only have a few we acknowledge. There is our first name, our given name – first, middle, last - and our surname. Perhaps we’ve been (un)lucky enough to inherit a nickname or two. Which of these names do …
Whether it's Christmas or any time of the year, there’s so much to be gleaned from learning about the many names of Jesus Christ. They carry weighty meaning and give insight into his character.
In this selfish world, Christmas seems to be about buying more things, getting more things. Everyone wants what they want, and they're willing to run up a credit card bill to get it.
But that's not what Christmas is about. Let's take a few minutes to consider that God has the power to grant our every wish.