All of the gospels record for us an interaction that is often overlooked in the passion narrative. It takes place between Jesus, Pilate, and a man named Barabbas. We do not know much about this Barabbas except for what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us. We do know that he was a notorious prisoner (Matt. 27:16), a rebel (Mk. 15:7), a murderer (Lk. 23:25), and a robber (...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....
On April 29 in Kidtricity (our Wednesday night program for 3rd-5th graders), the kids made a tool that they can use to focus on prayer and Bible reading for the summer as they abide in Jesus. We talked about the ACTS prayer model (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication) and they put together a lap book that they could use to help them remember those parts o...Keep Reading
Nairo Quintana is a Columbian cyclist who is one of the top contenders in the tour de France road race. His story is unique in that he has overcome some great odds to become a great cyclist. He was born almost 3,000 meters above sea level in the small Colombian town of Tunja to a family of fruit and vegetable sellers. He was born with a life threatening disease that he ove...Keep Reading
Inspired imagination is a God given gift to men and women. Part of being made in His image is a marvelous capacity to imagine and create. This imagination is inspired in the sense that it is a God given gift. Reflections of this imagination are seen in artwork, a car, a book, a friendship, a business, a farm, a quilt, a building, an organization, a medication, a plane soar...Keep Reading
What Jesus asks of His disciple is not just adding new information or techniques...Keep Reading