As if verses 28-30 weren’t already one of the most precious and comforting promises we can cling to as believers, Paul keeps piling on the goodness of our Heavenly Father in verses 31-32.

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Conforming Glory

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.  – Romans 8:28 (CSB) I love that verse.  It was my grandpa’s favorite verse.  He had a wooden plaque with that verse etched in it.  That plaque now hangs in my office, and […]

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God: Help and Hope

“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God…” – Psalm 146:5 (NIV84) If you’ve set aside a few minutes to read this blog post, allow me to invite you to set aside a few extra minutes and open your Bible up to Psalm 146 and read it […]

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All I Want For Christmas Is…

From Kevin Funk… How many times in our lives have we uttered the phrase “all I want for Christmas is a    ____”.  Growing up on a farm there were many memories of Christmas and all that goes with the season leading up to opening presents.  Every year there was this one thing that I wanted.  […]

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Consider It Joy

From Kevin Funk… I would like to begin my blog this month with a couple of verses out of the book of James.  Let’s read James 1:2-4 together. 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let […]

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The Bigger Picture of Our Pain

This past Sunday I gave a message entitled “Hope In God”.  You can listen to the podcast HERE.  We looked at Psalms 42-43 and discussed the battle David had in his heart between the deep sorrow he felt over his circumstances and the encouragement he received in the promise of God. When tough trials hit […]

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