Tag: hopeless

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.06.2021

18When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18 1Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: “Obey all these commands that I am giving you today. 2When you cross the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.29.2021

The book of Deuteronomy is one of my favorites; it speaks so much of God’s love to me. His desire for a people devoted to him is evident on every page. He longs for me – and you – to be wholly set apart for him. I completely understand if that is not your perspective …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.26.2021

Wednesday I challenged you to talk to Jesus about how he was able to humble himself, set aside his rights as God and become a human. I wonder if anyone took time to do that? I admit, asking Jesus questions might seem odd to you. That’s okay. You aren’t alone. It is something I am …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 03.25.2021

1Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, 2saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 01.25.2021

HOPE. What does that word mean to you? If you were to put your level of hope right now on a continuum, where would you fall if ONE is without hope and TEN is overflowing with hope? Scripture is not silent about hope. In fact, it seems I have every reason to live with overflowing, …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.30.2020

Yesterday, November 29, was the first Sunday of the Christian Advent season. The word advent is the English translation of the Latin word for coming. Old Testament prophecies pointed to the first coming of Jesus as a baby; today Christians celebrate his birth and anticipate his return during the days of Advent. Every day this …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 11.16.2020

Last week I invited you to reset your mind by reciting/reading Psalm 23 five times throughout the day for seven days. Did anyone try it? How did it change your outlook? I did pause throughout my day to focus on the psalm. I didn’t count how often nor did I pause at regular intervals. I …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.29.2020

17Some were fools; they rebelled and suffered for their sins. 18They couldn’t stand the thought of food, and they were knocking on death’s door. 19“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 20He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. 21Let them …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.23.2020

David used his despair as a platform to draw others to faith in God. Others have done the same. One example in particular is Horatio Spafford, who penned the lyrics to “It is Well With my Soul.” Very few know the kind of tragedy this man and his wife experienced, and yet it produced the …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 10.19.2020

The current sermon series at our church is entitled Going Deeper: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality! The challenge to take care of my own stuff in order to enjoy life and all it brings is ever before me. This week we faced the challenge of hard things. Life is full of hard things. That’s the way Jesus …