Pastor's Blog

August 2019

Our Hope is in Jesus!

Our Hope is in Jesus! While we pray for good leaders in our country and communities, we’ve also come to expect lots of grand talk that never materializes. Lots of broken promises. That’s nothing new. Here’s some advice from over 2,500 years ago: “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing” (Psalm 146:3-4). What does the Bible say? Don’t trust in princes—in people. They and their plans will one day come to nothing.

So what hope do we have? A lot! Here’s how that Psalm continues: “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—the Lord, who remains faithful forever” (Psalm 146:5-6). What a contrast, isn’t it? Mortal men vs. the Maker of heaven and earth. Princes who come to nothing vs. the Lord who remains faithful forever. Remind yourself of this again and again: My hope is in Jesus. He alone is faithful. My hope is in Jesus!

We thank Pastor Nathan Nass and https://www.breadforbeggars.com/ for this week's blog.



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He Named the Stars

He Named the Stars: My sister got married recently. Some friends got her and her husband a great gift. They paid to have a star named for them. What a great idea! That’s more creative than I would have ever come up with. But there’s just one little problem: The stars already all have names. Did you know that? God has already given them names. The Lord “determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name” (Psalm 147:4). As science advances, we discover more and more stars and more and more galaxies… God already knows them all. He’s got them all counted out. He calls them each by name.

Doesn’t that make you say, “Wow!” It made our fellow believer so long ago say, “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit” (Psalm 147:5). Our God is an awesome God! But it gets even better: The God who named the stars knows your name too. Not just that—Jesus came and died for you so that one day you will rise higher than the stars to be with Jesus in heaven. When you look up at the stars on a clear summer night, marvel at our God. He named the stars! And he loves you too.

We thank Pastor Nathan Nass and https://www.breadforbeggars.com/ for this week's blog. 



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My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. ~ PSALM 62:1