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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.

places of worship

St. John's Episcopal Church, McLean, VA
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christian
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Anglican Church
Episcopal Church
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Eucharistic Minister
12/06/2016

Joseph's Prayer

Immanuel. God is with us.
12/05/2016

Gods at War

Recognizing and letting God defeat the gods at war within us—the false gods battling to rule our hearts.
12/05/2016

Hold On!

Are you finding it hard to wait today? Hold on! Tell the Lord about your fatigue and keep pressing on doing whatever He has called you to do. Thank...
12/05/2016

A Pagan Festival?

As we Christians celebrate the First Advent of Christ, let us also be reminded of "the Second Advent in which the old order of things will pass awa...
11/26/2016

Feeding Your Soul During the Holidays

You have the ability to make this holiday season something beautiful. You just have to decide in advance how you want to spend it. Don’t let the w...
11/14/2016

God Knows Your Needs

Do not spend all of your prayer time repeating yourself or explaining everything in unnecessary detail to God. For a change, simply ask Him to spea...
11/14/2016

Porches as Altars: For the Love of Community

We are not promised a pain-free life but are given the tools to survive: God and people.
11/14/2016

God Changes Hearts

When grace happens, we receive not a nice compliment from God but a new heart. Give your heart to Christ, and He returns the favor.
11/06/2016

MARKED BY GOD

God has set us apart for Himself—not to be pulled out of the hard places, but rather to faithfully serve within them—to act as faithful caretakers,...
10/16/2016

The Moses Principle: More Wants More

While you are on this earth, God will always feel absent to some degree. The Christian life is one of absence. This is not because God is distant, ...
10/05/2016

One Purpose: To Showcase His Glory

God created you and me for one purpose: to showcase His glory — to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to everyone we encounter.
10/02/2016

Leading from Here to There

“No matter what the sphere, your leadership makes all the difference in the future of those you lead.”
10/02/2016

The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

Leviticus 23:26-28: The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘On exactly the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement; it shall be a holy co...
10/02/2016

His Ways Are Higher

If you have problems in your life that you are trying to solve to no avail, stop fretting and trust God. Know that His ways are higher than ours. ...
10/01/2016

Play With Fire: Surrender

How God used FIRE in the Bible to reveal His presence to His people, lead them, refine them, and empower them. He revealed Himself to Moses in the ...
09/30/2016

An American In Prayer: Kneel Before the King

If you pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on you, anything is possible.
09/30/2016

Friends With God

Think of it: God wants you to be His friend!
09/30/2016

Abandoning the Approval of Others

Do you want to be liked or do you want to actually do something significant with this life? Let pleasing God become bigger than pleasing people.
09/29/2016

Joy: Are You Awake?

For you and me to know that joy, we need to be awake to the wonder of God’s power and faithfulness. We have to be willing to pause and take in the ...
09/27/2016

Play With Fire: Crying Out

Dark Nights often provoke deep questions spiritually and psychologically in our lives, and provide opportunities for growth.
"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 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