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Christmas Casts Out Fear

The squeaky brakes on the garbage truck outside our house earlier this morning alerted our 6-month old puppy Indiana to start barking at the inside of our front door. Although the dependable trash collectors had already gone on to others streets and houses when we finally went outside, Indy still went straightway to the trash cans and barked ferociously until I was able to convince her that the threat from the two empty containers was minimal, if not non-existent. Silly…

Puppies and the Purifying Providence of God

A week ago Sunday, we adopted a 17 week old, 24 lb. puppy from a Dog Rescue group. We named the dog Indiana. One day later, my new prescription glasses came in the mail. This past Sunday morning I preached on giving thanks in all circumstances and in the evening was blessed by a lesson on contentment in the midst of this fallen world at the meeting of Living Stones youth group. One more thing to factor in: I actually…

The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

One mistake many evangelicals make is to overstate the discontinuity, the change that takes place in the transition from Old Testament to New Testament.  This is most evident when it comes to the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  [dropshadowbox align=”right” effect=”lifted-both” width=”250px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]How did the Holy Spirit function in the lives of believers in the Old Testament? Is the difference between a New Testament believer and an Old Testament believer a matter of one having the…

The Boardwalk Chapel

Boardwalk Evangelism Thousands file past the last wooden structure on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods. For 69 years, God has placed a witness there. And we were a part of that this past week. As people head toward the neon lights, they are beckoned by what’s going on in that one place on the boardwalk that is like no other. Skits are being rehearsed, songs sung, kids mill about. Just inside the doorway is a free game — answer a…

Send Me 2013

Send Me 2013 We don’t know what future “Send Me” programs will look like. But this year’s program will feature the children of Living Hope singing songs, acting and reciting scripture in a rousing call to fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our desire is for Living Hope to be a mission-minded church. But mission-mindedness can take a variety of forms. We definitely want to support missionaries and pray for missionaries. And we are already doing this.…