April 24, 2020
control, depression, hope, jesus, prayer
“Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” –– Psalm 143:6-8 (NLT) This coming Sunday, we are continuing our
April 17, 2020
1 Peter 1:3-5
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What is hope? For many of us, hope is made of flimsy, fragile stuff. Kind of like a thread. For many, their hopes are like wishes, and their hopes are often broken. Their “thread” of hope is easily broken.
But when the Bible speaks of hope, it speaks of much stronger stuff! For biblical hope is more like a rope! It’s a living hope anchored in Christ’s resurrection and extending through our present and into Christ’s future return.
February 11, 2018
Where is your hope? Hope is an expectation of a future fulfilled desire. Where do you put your hope when the world around you seems to be falling apart? Do you put it in a bank account? In a job? In your spouse or other loved one? Where do you put your hope? Daniel and his friends put their hope in the Lord.
In the book of Daniel chapter two, Daniel put his hope in the God of heaven, who revealed to Daniel that in the end He will replace all human kingdoms with His own everlasting kingdom. As Christians, our hope is in Christ alone whose coming kingdom will replace all earthly kingdoms and endure forever.
January 1, 2017
future, God, hope, jesus, memories, New Year, painful memories, past, present, worry
“For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard” (Isaiah 52:12 ESV). We’ve all heard the cliche, “Out with the old, and in with the new.” Yet, people are not computers with hard drives that can be erased
March 24, 2016
Christ, easter, God, hope, jesus, living hope, resurrection, return
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3 ESV). “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest
October 31, 2014
adoption, Christ, fatherless, Gary Combs, God, gospel, hope, jesus, orphan, widow
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27 ESV). This coming Sunday is “Orphan Sunday.” Our church is joining churches around the country by setting apart the first Sunday in November to focus on
April 18, 2014
Christ, easter, Gary Combs, God, hope, jesus, living hope, Lord, resurrection
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3 ESV). “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare
April 12, 2009
1 Peter 1:3-13
June 8, 2007
conflict, hope, humanity, iraq, neighborhood
Psalm 8:4 (NIV) What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? This past week my cell phone kept ringing with the caller ID “Name Unknown 777-777-7777.” I didn’t answer it the first few times. All of those sevens were kind of disconcerting. At first I