When I give treats to my Dog it's for one of three reasons. First, she's always asking. Next, she really deserves a treat for doing all the right stuff. Finally, I just plain love her and want to let her know how much I appreciate her. Invariably her reaction is the same. Her face brightens, … Continue reading Another Dogly Thought
Mark 8:4 “Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?” This verse is an interesting revelation into the challenge of faith in God. The verse comes from the story of Jesus feeding 4000 people who were following Him to hear His teaching and see His signs […]The … Continue reading The Faith Challenge — Center of Hope Church
Addicts may never "get well." That doesn't mean I have permission from God to treat them poorly.
"In secular history the Cross is an infinitesimally small thing, but from the biblical perspective it is of more importance than all the empires of the world. " Oswald Chambers
"The church loses its voice and authority when it holds same-sex-attracted people to a higher standard than others; fidelity to the gospel includes us all. We cannot ignore adultery or limply justify divorce and remarriage and cohabitation while condemning homosexuality; the Bible contains strong moral judgments on all of them." Emily Hallock.
My wife's problems are no more my fault that when the wind blows down a tree in my yard. It's not my fault, but it is my responsibility to clean up the mess.
In Mark chapter 7:1-12 Jesus has an encounter with Pharisees from Jerusalem. Their issue is that Jesus has fed bread to his disciples who are eating with unwashed hands. According to the Law they are defiled, simply for having been hungry. Is church a Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for sinners? Well I think the … Continue reading Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?