When You Want to Call it Quits

Have you ever wanted to call it quits? We all have — every single one of us has gone through a time when giving up seemed like the best, more promising option. It happens when the press of people’s opinions suffocates our lives or when the crushing demand of others’ expectations squelches our spirits. Couple those with our own sense …

We Should Be Amazed

Grace, sometimes juxtaposed against wrath or judgment, makes you realize how precious it really is. Because we have all sinned, the Bible says that God legally doesn’t have to bless you. But if God were legalistic, we would all perish. We would not make it through one day. We would all be finished. So God came and did something that …

Good Friday and Communion

How poor was Jesus? When Jesus stepped onto the earth that He created, His parents were a poor couple that had just a donkey to get to Bethlehem. He was laid in a borrowed manger. Later, He borrowed a boat in order to teach from the sea. One day He rode into Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey. He was hung …

The God of New Beginnings

God said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden.” Still, many remain without His help because that requires a willing heart. The Lord extends an invitation to every one of us. It doesn’t matter if we feel like we are a thousand miles away from God. He will take every step toward us except for the last …

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 …

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 …