Tag Archives: hope

Live the Word

Confidence. It can come naturally. It can also come from training. What about those of us who are naturally charismatic or haven’t gone through extensive training? Can we have real confidence to face either struggles or the naysayers of life? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Promises Get Us Through the Day

When God says something, do we believe it? I don’t mean when He declares right and wrong. I hope that we would say of course we believe Him there. I am talking about believing what He says that He will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Can I Have Courage?

Fear does crazy things to us. It changes how we look at the world around us. It’s like we develop tunnel vision. We only see two things: the thing we fear and a means of escape. We lose sight of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Reality of Heaven

Last Sunday I preached about what the Bible says about Hell. It is a heart wrenching topic. To balance that heavy subject, this week I want to think about Heaven. The great struggle in modern Christianity is that both of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do All Things… Through Christ

Who doesn’t love hearing a secret? I am not talking about gossip. Gossip is gross. But, there is something about secrets. Book writers use that in their titles all the time: “The Secret to a Happy Life” “The Secret to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Myth of Security (Part 1)

Storms. Here in central Iowa we have had plenty of them lately. It doesn’t matter if it is wind, rain, hail, or flood waters, they all surprise us with their power. It doesn’t even really matter how often it happens, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Unexpected Protection

  When I think of my mistakes I have a recurring question: How can I make it right? In my quest to right the wrongs of my own making, I have discovered there is a difference between acknowledging wrongs and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment