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Who I am...can be summed up in the following: "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would afterward receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude--innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, 'In Isaac your seed shall be called, ' accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense' " (Hebrews 11:8-19). IDEA: The people of faith are not without flaws. PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that those whom God works with are at best very imperfect people.

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St. John's Episcopal Church, McLean, VA
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christian
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Episcopal Church
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Eucharistic Minister
12/01/2017

When We Ask Why, God? Why?

Have you been plagued by why questions? A dear family member was born with physical or psychological disorders — Why, Lord? A plane goes down with ...
11/27/2017

Depression: Fighting Dragons

You make a long chain of bad choices. The chain gradually wraps around you. Layer by layer, it begins to take on the aspect of scales. One day you ...
11/25/2017

The Eternal Romance

If you long for something more, even if you don't know what that something is, then open this profound book. Before long you will find yourself eag...
11/25/2017

Wounds Are Where Light Enters: Because I Love You

Following Jesus is a faith journey filled with stories of God’s intrusive grace, of lessons that change who we are, and of the journey from hate to...
11/25/2017

Thanksgiving Lessons

This week as we have our hearts even more focused on thankfulness, let’s keep our eyes open for people we can bless
11/07/2017

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

There is no time for worrying if you trust God
11/06/2017

God, Have You Lost Your Mind?

God calls us to leave our expectations at the door and come in to sit at His feet.
11/06/2017

A Battle to Fight

“All men die; few men ever really live.” Really living for Christ means accepting that we are at war. With a fierce enemy. And yet we don’t have to...
07/24/2017

Surprised By God Everywhere

Today, stop and pause to see God right where you are. Where do you find Him? Where is God showing Himself to you in your ordinary daily life?
07/24/2017

Who Moved My Hope?

No matter what your circumstances are today, where is your hope? Are you cheerful in desperate circumstances? That’s a tall order and yet, with Chr...
07/24/2017

Be Anxious For Nothing

Are you walking in the peace of God? Or do worries and anxiety chase you around all day? Imagine living today in utter peace, unworried about any p...
07/24/2017

No Matter What, God Is Still on the Throne

God is faithful. And His presence of power and peace rule over all that swirls around us in our nation. Choose to trust Him and believe that He is ...
07/24/2017

Altar-Call Christians?

Are we living like Christians – like those “belonging to Christ” or “members of Christ’s household” – or are we simply living like people who praye...
07/19/2017

The "P" in VIP: Finding Your Purpose

What do you want to be written on your tombstone? Each of us was created by God with a job to do that we can do like no one else can. What’s your p...
07/16/2017

Guard Your Heart

Pay close attention to the condition of our hearts, and trusting in God whether He says no or yes to what we are asking of Him.
07/16/2017

Laugh Without Fear

The heroes is in the Bible are examples of lionhearts. We were born to be brave. Born to endure, obey God’s Word, and laugh without fear because Go...
07/15/2017
07/14/2017

The Unbelievable and the Unthinkable

Has Jesus ever delayed after you prayed? Has He left you wondering if He knew what was going on with you? Or even cared? Has He led you out of safe...
07/14/2017

You Can't Outrun God

Are you running away from God? Do you know how much He loves you? That He calls you by name? Why not stop and turn to Him with your hurts, fears, a...
"Our responsibility is to obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. Since the Lord has promised to guide us, we have nothing to fear if we’re ..." read more
"What do we do when our circumstances are so challenging there’s no way forward and no way out? We have problems for which there seem to be no solut..." read more
"pray for the Phillippines - as Typhoon Maysak is headed for thePhillippines" read more
"“Holy Week” is the name given to identify the final days leading to Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. As Holy Week unfolds, a large cas..." read more
"This passage is in the middle of Jesus teaching that He is the good shepherd. Shepherds in that day would build makeshift pens for the sheep to sle..." read more
"The apostle Paul begins this letter to his "beloved son" with a prayer for grace, mercy and peace in his behalf. Thankful to God for the unceasing ..." read more

Peter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's post One Bright Beacon Light of Hope

Worry can loom so large, can’t it? It can darken our days and fill our stomachs and minds until they’re twisted in knots. That’s not the way our good Father wants us to liv... view more

Peter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's post Breath of God

Examine our words before speaking them to make sure they follow the example set for us in the Bible.

Peter Hovis shared Chloe Sharples's post Saint Patrick: 5 Things to Know About the Man, the Myth, and the Legend

Here’s a little refresher course in what St. Patty’s Day is all about and some fun facts about the man who inspired it all.

Peter Hovis shared Cary W's comment

If we suffer any disease, discord, disharmony, then we must look first to our own thoughts and perceptions, then examine the fruits of those in our family and intimate conn... view more

Peter Hovis shared National Geographic's post THE STORY OF GOD with Morgan Freeman is back!

The Sophomore Season From Executive Producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment Will Premiere Monday, Jan. 16, at 9/8c on Nationa... view more

Peter Hovis shared Rachel Barach's post What’s Technology Really Doing to the Bible?

Three reasons Bible engagement is down — and three ways we can change that.

Peter Hovis shared Joris Heise's post Jesus Overcomes His Prejudice

commentary on the humanity of Jesus.

Peter Hovis shared Dena Johnson's post I Can't Handle It!

Have you ever been completely overwhelmed? Wondered how you could ever keep going? Asked God why He was giving you more than you can handle? Thrown your hands up and exclai... view more

Peter Hovis shared norma p's post Jerusalem - Connecting Link

Capital of the Three Faiths which began there: Judaism - Christianity - Islam

Peter Hovis shared Deacon William Gallerizzo's post The Christian Vision

Christ tells us that our vision as Christians must include the other person. We are not on the journey alone.

Peter Hovis shared Joris Heise's post Faith Means Letting God Do His thing

A commentary on the meaning of faith--when the disciples cannot cure a lunatic.

Peter Hovis shared Raymond Hundley's post AN OPEN LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP FROM AN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN

This open letter to Donald Trump summarizes the views of many evangelical Christians regarding Donald Trump's candidacy for the presidency. It highlights areas of agreemen... view more

Peter Hovis shared Cary W's post God's Confirmation -2 Chronicles 7:11-22

"If my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll li... view more

Peter Hovis shared Sarah Mangum's post 10 Facts You Should Know About American Baptists

The following facts are representative of the tradition and practice of American Baptists.

Peter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's post Valuing the Marginalized as Jesus Did

In the economy of God, our value is priceless.

Peter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's post AMID SEASONS, A DEEP-ROOTED LIFE

From Scripture’s first pages until the final word, we find God creating and redeeming. Genesis gets right to it, showing God coaxing newness and life out of death and chaos... view more

Peter Hovis shared Shawn Bose's post Sermon from Sunday, January 11, 2015

Genesis 1:1 – 5 Baptism of our Lord Psalm 29 Rural Retreat Parish Acts 19:1 – 7 Mark 1:4 – 11

Peter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's post Worry Is Worthless

The promise of God is that He will not allow His children to beg for bread. He will care for our needs and that’s the promise you can claim. Since He took care of our great... view more

Peter Hovis shared Tom Goodman's post What Does It Mean to "Remain" In Jesus?

Jesus expected us to "abide" in him; a reader asks how to do this

Peter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's profile

Who I am...can be summed up in the following: "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would afterward receive as an inheritance. And h... view more

Peter Hovis shared post Romans Chapter 6, King James Version

King James Version: Romans Chapter 6