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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
06/21/2017

Jesus Heals Our Broken Hearts

Unclog your heart to be so much more usable by God for His Kingdom
06/21/2017

Peace at Last

Peace is something we all deeply long for, isn’t it? Our lives our messy and stressful. Our jobs are unsure. Finances are rocky. Politics sometimes...
06/16/2017

Is There Power in Three?

The truth of the Trinity pervades our world because God constantly calls His children to Himself. It’s our choice to follow Him or not, to love Him...
06/14/2017

The "Cause" of the First Cause

Has Christianity failed you? Do you remember why you are a Christian? Are you relating on a personal level with our God who is so deeply personal?
06/11/2017

Every Man Questions "Do I Have The Strength It Takes?"

Men, do you question whether or not you have the strength it takes? Are you willing to live with the level of risk God invites us to and enter the ...
06/11/2017

Jesus Starts at the Bottom

It is so easy when we’re at bottom to believe that God isn’t there. Jesus came to us lowly and He loved hanging out with the ones rejected from soc...
06/10/2017

Strength from Crisis

A crisis can knock us down but it doesn't have to shut us down forever. With Jesus, we can face them with courage and hope. With Jesus, we can com...
06/08/2017

Creating a Sun Delay

Today is a great day to thank Jesus for your loved ones and to slow down to notice their love for you and show your love for them. Who are you grat...
06/07/2017

Prayer That Is Answered Immediately

When we embrace Jesus fully, when we become a part of the Ultimate Answer, we can be Jesus’ hands and feet on Planet Earth to change the world.
06/05/2017

This One Thing Changed My Prayer Life: I Asked God What to Pray

Are you praying in agreement with God? Have you asked Him what He wants you to pray? “Lord, what is Your will? What do you want me to ask You?”
06/04/2017

Resurrected Religion

A devoted Christian is a rebel in today’s society. Believing in God’s goodness and in our own belovedness is a radical thing to do. Flourishing bec...
06/03/2017

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?

What questions do you have about angels? Do you feel surrounded and protected by God through His army of angels?
06/02/2017

Seasoned with Salt

Think back to a time when you tried a bite of food that you didn’t expect to like. Now think back to a conversation with someone which had previous...
05/31/2017

Feed Your Body With Rest

Do you live a restful life? Would others describe you as a rested person, a person who regularly takes time to rest and refuel?
05/30/2017

Grace on Tap

So often, real grace shocks us. It offended people in Jesus’ day and it offends people in our day. We may think, “That person, or that group, or th...
05/28/2017

Meditation Gives Hope When the Outcome is Bleak

Are you in over your head? Are you sleepless with anxiety? Are you troubled and frightened? meditate on Psalm 23 and apply it to your own lives and...
05/27/2017

A Few Good Men and Women

Does the cycle of lather, rinse, repeat (or sin, judge, repent) sound familiar in your own life? Is plenty or ease causing you to forget God? Let’s...
05/26/2017

Rejection Must Fall

You are already accepted by God. He created you, chose you, paid the highest price for you on the Cross, and calls you His own.You are already acce...
05/21/2017

Losing Your Ship Without Losing Your Soul

Life is turbulent. On that, we can all agree. Disappointed dreams, broken relationships, identity crises, vocational hang-ups, wounds from the past...
05/21/2017

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 go...
"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