The people of God were different and this gets to the heart of what the church is as a called out people belonging to God....Keep Reading
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Throughout history the people of God have been delivered from the desert, literally and figuratively. Through Christ, the Bread of Life, God feeds the hungry soul. He provides Living Water to those “in a dry and weary land” (Psalm 63:1). He replaces the dry sand of sin with the refreshing waters of baptism. ...
In the Psalms, we not only find the inspired Word of God to his people, but we find the inspired Word of God from his people back to Him. The Psalms are God’s collection of worship songs and prayers given to us to know how to approach Him in referent, exuberant, theologically sound, and emotionally charged praise. In the Psalms, God has written songs for his Church to sing....
In the Living Hope Church Check-Up report presented by Pastor Paul yesterday, we found that one of Living Hope's weak areas is Compassion and Outreach to those who do not yet know Jesus. We would like to share a tangible way that you can be a part of helping those who are in need in our community....
What is our call as Christ’s Church in the West regarding the 47 killed, 100 injured, and thousands morning the loss of friends and family in the Coptic Church in Egypt?...Keep Reading
Different treasures battle for my heart every day. There is a war raging for the throne of my heart. Most days I treasure my own selfish desires more than treasuring Christ. I’m in desperate daily need of the Holy Spirit to continually redirect my heart toward Christ. I want Him to be my ultimate treasure more and more on a daily basis....Keep Reading
What do we do when life takes a surprising turn and we find ourselves in a dire situation? David found himself in such place and he wrote Psalm 34 to sing and declare his trust and hope in the Lord....Keep Reading
This week has been a difficult week. I have felt the influence of the evil one; whispering lies, convincing me that I am not good enough. Telling me that my past sin is too much for Jesus to overcome. Weighing me down with guilt and shame. ‘Why would God want to dwell with you?’...Keep Reading
Within the pages of Scripture we find the very Word of God--given to us for His glory and our good. Want to hear from the Spirit of God in 2017? Open your Bible....Keep Reading
Now you would think that if God so rules the world as to use an empire-wide census to bring Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, he surely could have seen to it that a room was available in the inn......Keep Reading
Many have commented on the beautiful prayer that was read in the Worship Gathering on November 27th. The prayer is an excerpt from the final section of St. Patrick's Breastplate, also known as The Lorica of St. Patrick. The Lorica is a prayer attributed to one of Ireland's most beloved patron saints....Keep Reading
Today, on Thanksgiving, I am grateful for you--my church family. When my wife and I think about family, we think about those we have the pleasure of doing life with. We think about the people who have stood by our side when the days are difficult. We think about the brothers and sisters who love us enough to call us out on our sin--and point us to the glorious gospel of Je...Keep Reading
In October of 2014, I was given a challenge by Pastor Don to state a dream that we had for our areas of ministry....Keep Reading