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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
affiliated institutions
Anglican Church
Episcopal Church
title & honorific
Eucharistic Minister
04/19/2018

7 Reasons Why He Had to Die

Questions circling around Jesus Christ and the reality behind Jesus' death will forever remain. The topic of constant discussion and several contro...
04/18/2018

Jesus is Enough

God is with you and He has your back. Refuse to worry! Instead trust that the next step is in His hands.
04/15/2018

Laced with Grace

We want to be sweet. We want to be encouraging, uplifting, loving, embracing, and careful with our words. But, we can’t without first soaking up Je...
04/07/2018

Matters of the Heart

T God intends that we treat our hearts as the treasures of the kingdom, ransomed at tremendous cost, as if they really do matter, and matter deeply.
04/07/2018

God Is Working

God is working behind the scenes. Even when you can see absolutely nothing happening, He is acting on your behalf for your benefit. You may not kno...
03/26/2018

Lent: Ask God What to Fast

Lord, what would You have me give up for Lent this year? And what would You have me take up?
03/26/2018

Matters of the Heart

God intends that we treat our hearts as the treasures of the kingdom, ransomed at tremendous cost, as if they really do matter, and matter deeply. ...
03/23/2018

Celebrate Recovery: Dealing with Fear

Fear is a liar that won’t quit until we speak back with the light of the truth. The emptiness that aches in us can only be filled and calmed by Jesus.
03/18/2018

Complaining and Miracles

If you aren’t willing to put yourself in “this is crazy” situations, you’ll never experience “this is awesome” moments.
03/11/2018

The Mess I Make... and a Brighter Future

Yesterday’s pain serves only to dim Christ’s light today. Give past hurts to Him, and allow His light to shine brightly in your heart. Ask Jesus to...
03/02/2018

Believe: Identity and Joy

Our circumstances may produce momentary happiness, but joy is something that is born out of a much deeper spiritual place within us… when we know w...
03/01/2018

The Battle for Life

Think about this for a moment: How has our current culture inundated with the right to terminate and the right to die affected you and your thinkin...
03/01/2018

Don't Fast Pass Your Grief

There’s comfort in the fact that our Jesus knew grief. He endured times of great loss and suffering like when His cousin John — the one who prepare...
02/11/2018

A Sense of God's Presence

Kavanah literally means intention or concentration. It has to do with turning our hearts deliberately towards Jesus throughout our regular day as a...
02/10/2018

Lent: Ask God What to Fast

what would You have me give up for Lent this year? And what would You have me take up?
02/10/2018

Cost of Compassion

As followers of Jesus, we should care more. Why? Because true compassion demands action. To say you care but not act is not to care at all. Seeing ...
02/09/2018

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples

Lent begins February 14th, 2018, and continues through March 29th. It is a perfect time to remember that we would have run, too. We would have betr...
02/08/2018

Between the Devil and the Deep Red Sea

Bringing people to Jesus Christ is a battle. In the spiritual realm and oftentimes in the physical realm. But, it’s worth it for their freedom! Pra...
02/04/2018

A Voice from a burning BushJ.D.l

Is there a burning bush in your life? What is it? What is God saying to you in your circumstances?
"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