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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
07/19/2018

God Works All Things Together for My Good

What might you be holding back from God’s hand of mercy? Since He is our healer and our redeemer, why not take it all to Him and wait with expectat...
07/19/2018

The Bible Experience

The most ambitious, critically-acclaimed presentation of the Bible ever produced
07/18/2018

The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi: Beginning the Journey

How has your perspective on the value and relevance of God’s Word changed over the course of your life? How does time with God and His Word current...
07/17/2018

Rejected by Them But Not by Him

Have you been rejected by people you thought were supposed to stick with you? What has that done to your heart? Has is made you suspicious of God a...
07/16/2018

What About Creation?

While we must not stake our faith on Big Bang cosmology, we can be absolutely confident that, as human understanding progresses, creation will cont...
07/16/2018

What About Creation?

While we must not stake our faith on Big Bang cosmology, we can be absolutely confident that, as human understanding progresses, creation will cont...
07/15/2018

Guard Your Heart

Protect your heart so that beautiful words, ideas, and actions flow from it.
07/14/2018

Devotional: Liking Jesus by Craig Groeschel

If you came face-to-Face with Jesus today, what might He in His great love for you ask you to quit doing, or tear down, or walk away from? What has...
07/14/2018

Living Loved

You are fully loved and fully accepted. Are you full of His love for you? Fully satisfied by Him? Being full of God’s love settles, empowers, and b...
07/13/2018

Meditation Gives Hope When the Outlook Is Bleak

Are you in over your head? Are you sleepless with anxiety? Are you troubled and frightened? Let’s meditate on Psalm 23 today and apply it to our ow...
07/12/2018

God’s Peace for When You Are Anxious About Tomorrow (and Can't Sleep)

Tomorrow can wait. Tonight we need to sleep. Especially if last night (or the last few nights) have been spent tossing and turning with stress and ...
07/11/2018

God Is Talking... Are We Listening?

Do you hear God’s voice? Are you listening? Or does the very idea seem like schizophrenic delusions to you? Do you want to hear Him? Do you feel th...
07/09/2018

3 Things to Remember When It’s Hard to Forgive

Let’s turn our attention to old disagreements, family scuffles, and unresolved hurts and ask the Lord to help us give grace, even unasked grace. Le...
07/08/2018

Jesus, I Need Your Grace

In this world, we will encounter difficult people, people who antagonize us, and people who hate God. Instead of storing up anger and hurt, we can ...
07/07/2018

Jesus Has Entered the Building

Barely enough is not good enough. We need to approach marriage with a to-the-brim mentality
07/07/2018

Strengthened to Believe, Wait, and Love

The greatest love letters of all time did not come from the pen of a playwright or the mouth of a poet. They weren’t formed on warped sheets of mus...
07/06/2018

Differences Make a Difference

Become an entrepreneur of life and see all of life as an enterprise transformed by His call. Count the cost, consider the risks, and set out each d...
07/05/2018

Daily Power: The Next Step

Don’t give up! God’s not asking you to win every race, but just to keep going.
07/04/2018

Declaring Independence

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. — 2 Corinthians 3:1
07/03/2018

You Are the Salt of the Earth

Salt and light. As Jesus followers, we are called to flavor and brighten this world and show our love of God so that others can see! How are you sh...
"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