Tag Archives: Hope

Whom Will You Thank?

This being the Sunday leading into Thanksgiving week, I felt God leading me to pause our series on apologetics (“Beyond Belief“), at least for this week, to reflect on this upcoming holiday, particularly focusing on thankfulness and gratitude. Let’s start … Continue reading

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Advent: The Invasion – Hope

The gift of hope is most precious in the bleakest of times. The evergreen leaves in a traditional Advent wreath are meant to symbolize the hope of eternal life that Jesus brought to the darkness of this world. One of … Continue reading

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Hope as an Anchor for My Soul

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,¬†where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of … Continue reading

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Dwell in the House of the Lord

Back to the 23rd Psalm, to finish out with the last verse: Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6 (NIV) … Continue reading

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Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak and Become Angry

Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, is doing great things to help the Church lead the way out of racial conflicts in meaningful ways–not sweeping the issues under the rug hoping they’ll go away. … Continue reading

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Being Resurrected by the Resurrected King

One week removed from Easter, how are you feeling now? How long did the Easter glow last? For me, Holy Week 2020 was a deeper, richer experience than normal, thanks to the forced rhythm of life being slower this year … Continue reading

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Ultimate Come-from-Behind Victory

So Good Friday wasn’t how it ends. Just when all hope was lost, actually after the final buzzer, Jesus makes the final play that wins the day, wins the week, wins eternity for us. Jesus of Nazareth, the unlikely Messiah, … Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward Emmaus

Now what? It’s Holy Saturday, the time between. For those who had been following Jesus, who had left everything and put their faith in a carpenter from a small backwoods town, believing he was the Anointed One, their dreams had … Continue reading

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In the Midst of the Storms

Well, it’s Good Friday. The worst thing humanity has ever done–we killed God–happened on this day. What’s so good about that? Let’s come back to that. Bad things are happening. The worst of the pandemic in the U.S. may be … Continue reading

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Remembering Jesus Remembering You

At His last meal with His best friends, Jesus asked them, and us, to remember Him whenever we take communion. This being Maundy Thursday–the day on the Christian calendar commemorating the Last Supper–I was wondering what specifically He might have … Continue reading

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