The Faith of Mary

The Faith of Mary

Mary was someone who was chosen by God. Of all the women in the world through whom God would reveal Jesus to a needy world, He chose a young lady named Mary. And God is still looking for Marys through whom He will reveal His Son. That is what Christmas is really all about — God is looking for a people who have the character qualities and the pre-requisites of a Mary that He can choose and through Read More

Christmas is a Time for Thanks-Giving

Christmas

Thanksgiving comes before you receive anything. When we add to our prayers a heart of thankfulness no matter what takes place, it causes God to release heaven to turn a tragedy into a triumph and a mistake into a miracle. Here are three principles that will help us to develop a heart of thanksgiving this Christmas because thanksgiving really comes before Christmas. A CHOSEN HUMILITY What delights Read More

Building Margins and Resources

Building Margins & Resources

Margins may be defined as “the space between your load and your limit.” The load represents the things that you carry every day. You reach a limit when you crack and go over the edge. Necessary Margins If you lived in a perfect world and had no problems at all, you wouldn’t need margins. But guess where you get the tolerance and patience for problems? It comes from the margins of your life. Every Read More

Choosing Your Homeland

Choosing Your

Jesus established that there are two intersecting worlds on this globe called earth; two worlds that share the same earth. Each one has its own distinct characteristics — distinct laws, distinct ways and its own citizenship. These two worlds are not separated by nationality or tongue or race, but these worlds will cut right through the heart of every man, woman and child. Jesus Establishes Two Read More

Words God Loves to Hear

Words God Loves to Hear

We live in a world where words are plenteous and abundant, where words are cheap and words are sometimes excessive to the point that we don’t want to hear any more words. Sometimes, I wonder if God ever gets irritated with our words. Our words, our prayers, are just empty sometimes. Sometimes, I look at my own life and think I shouldn’t even pray. When I reflect on what I have been saying, I Read More

The Reason for Our Faith

The Reason for Our Faith

God met with Abraham and said, “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars of the night and you will become a nation of faith.” Abraham said, “I will enter into that agreement.” “So He said to him, ‘Bring Me a three year old heifer and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.’ Then he brought all these to Him and cut Read More

A Season of Harvest

A Season of Harvest

We are called “a church without walls.” We don’t have the traditional church, a building with a steeple or stained glass. The common conception is that when people think of a church, they identify it with a building. But the church isn’t a building. This church—New Hope—is YOU! Church services are not the extent of our Christianity. As wonderful as the service might be, that is not the Read More

Worship Amidst Uncertainty

worship amidst uncertainty

What do we do in uncertain times? What does God expect of us when things are out of our control? We can’t control everything. But we spend a lot of our life trying to control what we can’t control. In doing so, we lose what we do have and what we should have stewarded — family, relationships, favor with God, our faith, our devotion and relationships with mankind. We lose these things that Read More

Foundations

Foundations

All of us are going to be faced with decisions. Do we have the capacity to make divine decisions, or are we just out of luck? Out of the 300 decisions that we make every day, 10 percent will be future-altering decisions that can alter our finances, futures and even our faith. I am convinced that life is made up of 10 percent of what happens to us and 90 percent of what we choose to do with what Read More

Taking Time to Enjoy Life

Taking Time to Enjoy Life

“You will make known to me the path of life, in thy presence is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures forever” (Ps. 16:11). God is saying to have a life filled with joy is not a distasteful thing. It is something that is pleasurable in a right, godly and spiritual way. It is one of the ingredients to balance out our lives. The Sweet Spot We all know what the sweet spot is. If Read More