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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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
contentPeter 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.
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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.
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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
contentPeter 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
contentPeter 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.
contentPeter Hovis shared Joris Heise's post Jesus Overcomes His Prejudice
commentary on the humanity of Jesus.
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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
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Capital of the Three Faiths which began there: Judaism - Christianity - Islam
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Christ tells us that our vision as Christians must include the other person. We are not on the journey alone.
contentPeter 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.
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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
contentPeter 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
contentPeter 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.
contentPeter Hovis shared Sarah Mangum's post 25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Those Who Are Grieving
contentPeter Hovis shared Peter Hovis's post Valuing the Marginalized as Jesus Did
In the economy of God, our value is priceless.
contentPeter 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
contentPeter 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
contentPeter 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
contentPeter 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
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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 h... view more