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Living hope

Living hope

We read about this “living hope” in 1 Peter 1:3-5. What is living hope? It is hope with assurance that its object will come to pass without question; it is a confidence that its end is absolutely certain! It is God’s guarantee to us that He will give us “a future and a hope”, or […]

Getting to know God (Part fourteen)

Getting to know God  (Part fourteen)

Today we come to another attribute of our great “I Am” God, EL Hanneman, in Deuteronomy 7:9, “He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” And that really tells the story, He is the faithful God, the one that […]

Getting to know God (Part Eight)

Getting to know God (Part Eight)

As we look at 2 Samuel 22:33 we find David praising God for deliverance and victory over enemies, and in his praise we are introduced to God as Elohei Mauzzi, our “strength and power”. Literally this means a fortified place, and figuratively a defense. In Psalm 18:2 he declared “The Lord is my rock and […]

Getting to know God (Part seven)

Getting to know God (Part seven)

Another name we find attributed to God found in Genesis 16:13 is “El Roi” or “The God who sees”. Hagar probably felt all alone here in the wilderness, but God saw her and showed up as, “The Angel the Lord” (a term believed to often indicate an Old Testament appearance of Jesus) saying “Where have […]

Preaching

Preaching

I believe that the Old Testament law lays out to us the standards by which to live that God created in us, but one act of disobedience broke the relationship with God allowing sin to dominate the earth and the entire human race, robbing us from our ability to live up to those standards! In […]

Perfect and blameless

Perfect and blameless

“As for God His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him” Psalm 18:30. God’s word is perfect as He Himself is perfect, i.e. entire, complete, and lacking nothing, there is nothing to be desired beyond it; full of truth and integrity. His […]

Eating or drinking

Eating or drinking

Jesus was journeying from Judea to Galilee and “He needed to go through Samaria” John 4:4, even though the Jews and Samaritans did not get along too well. While the most direct route went through Samaria He had a much more urgent reason to pass through that area. There was a harvest of souls there […]

He is not here

He is not here

The story of Christ’s Crucifixion is brought to us by all four gospel writers, but would be incomplete without the accompanying account of His Resurrection. Atonement for sin was made through His Crucifixion and the shedding of His blood, but New Life is obtained through His Resurrection! On that Resurrection morning more than two thousand […]

Doubt or faith?

Doubt or faith?

In Matthew 14:22-33 we are given the account of the time Jesus sent His disciples to the other side of the sea of Galilee by boat while He went up on the mountain to pray. As evening came on a wind-storm arose on the sea, and the disciples toiled against it into the night; but […]

Getting old?

Getting old?

Society may minimize those of older age, but God does not! In Isaiah 46:4 He says to His people, “Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.” While recognizing distinction, the […]