Some people say I will believe it when I can see it. We cannot see how our voices or pictures traveling through our smart phone across the miles end up on someone’s phone miles away, but it does. We cannot actually see the wind but we can see the results, the power, the effect of the wind. When we look at creation we can see the hand of God at work. All of life, all of creation began with God speaking it into existence. I have seen many, many lives that have been changed because of the presence and power of God that was allowed to work in and through them. Try sincerely asking the Lord to help you to come to know Him. His Word says, If you seek Him you will find Him.
Trust issues are a very important part of any marriage or relationship. If you have ever done anything to cause this lack of trust, it is going to take some time to rebuild. Have a calm discussion with your wife and ask her why she always checks your phone. Listen to what she says and then begin from there. Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” Let your wife know by words and deeds, that you will do anything for her because of your love for her. Work through the phone checking and be completely open. If you are doing nothing wrong , there will be nothing to be concerned about.
Everybody will spend eternity somewhere. For those who have accepted God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ that place is heaven. The bible says for the believer to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord. It is an instantaneous transformation from this life on earth to heaven.
The Lord also mentions a place of torment for those who reject God's offer of salvation. For all eternity your destination is final once you take your last breath.
About eighteen months ago New Hope Church began to mail "Broken Hope Restored" books out to our community. We are sending out about 200 books each month to every home. This book contains seven true stories of people right here in our community. People whose hopes and dreams had been crushed, lives had been shattered. These stories are being shared to let others know that there is hope. There is a loving God who wants to touch broken and hurting people and give them HOPE! New Hope Church is a perfect church for imperfect people. We are open and accepting to anyone and everyone. We believe that God has a plan and a purpose for every life and that finding a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the beginning of that journey. If you are looking for a church, come and experience a church where people come before programs. Where the power and presence of God is still touching and transforming lives. Please feel free to contact us if you would like your own copy of "Broken Hope Restored".
More people have been tortured and killed for no other reason than being a Christian in the last 100 years than at any time in world history. On a daily basis radical Islamist terrorist all over the world are torturing and killing Christians. Part of the teaching of radical Islam is that all those who don’t convert to Islam must be killed. We have seen what happened to Europe, to Africa, to the Middle East and how many attacks have happened here after 911. Our own society has changed how they view Christians. Fifty years ago if someone was known to be a Christian, society looked at them as a being a good moral person. Today it seems that society equates a Christian as someone who is a bigot and judgmental. Jesus said, “if they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also”.