When God Directs Your Path

Judges 21:25 paints a clear picture of a time when Israel had completely turned its back on God. That passage reads: “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (KJV). The Liberty Bible Commentary says, “This...

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A Study in Bitterness – With Pastor Jonathan

After Naomi’s husband and sons had died, she and Ruth returned to Bethlehem. Her friends recognized Naomi and welcomed her, but in Ruth 1:20-21 (KJV) we see this: “And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very...

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Seeing the Vision Through

"Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything.” Those are the words of Peter Marshall (1902–1949), renowned pastor and statesman who was twice appointed chaplain of the...

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Hating Our Neighbors

How did we get here?  As we watch the news, it’s almost like the Civil War, brother against brother.  Civil discourse seems to be a thing of the past and kindness, generosity and understanding are forgotten virtues.  Brotherly love seems to be obsolete. There are...

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A Mountaintop Experience With God

Nestled deep within central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains lies a series of three summits — Sharp Top, Flat Top and Harkening Hill — known collectively as the Peaks of Otter. It is within this rugged mountain terrain where Indians and early settlers once journeyed...

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The Destructive Nature of Bitterness

In the Book of Ruth, we see that after Naomi’s husband and sons had died, she and Ruth returned to Bethlehem, where Naomi was from.  Her friends recognized quickly Naomi and welcomed her, but in Ruth 1:20-21 (KJV) we see this: “And she said unto them, Call me not...

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Happy Birthday Hope Now TV!

We celebrate the second anniversary of Hope Now TV this summer! Yes, our 24/7-television network and online video network launched 24 months ago to share the Gospel and equip believers in their walk with Christ. Viewers experience the preaching and teaching of:  ...

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Why We Serve

“I’m praying for you.” These can be very comforting words when we are facing a situation that brings grief or pain into our lives. When these words are offered by a genuine Christian friend, there is solace and encouragement in knowing that they are spending time in...

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Flannelgraph Faith

I have been preaching a sermon series titled “Flannelgraph Faith” and I would like to share some truths from this series. Do you remember when you were a kid in Sunday school and your teacher would have cookies and juice for you?  And she would teach you the great...

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Young People Abandoning Their Faith

A recent story at OneNewsNow.com stated, “A nationwide survey found that the number of freshmen attending America’s colleges who have left their faith over the past three decades has skyrocketed.” This should come as no surprise as our nation’s schools have abandoned...

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Taking A Stand For Christ

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5, KJV). This timely verse provides a picture of our world in the time of John’s writing and is also a stark image of our world today.  Sadly, man all too often...

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Persecution of Christians Occurring At Alarming Rate

The worldwide persecution of Christians is a story that gets few headlines. Robert Nicholson of the Philos Project recently told Fox News, “There are many places on earth where being a Christian is the most dangerous thing you can be.” Sadly, America media routinely...

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