Category Archives: hope

Don’t give up on anyone

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) It’s time for this one again. You don’t want to ever forget this! My wife, Marti, loves to tell the story of a dramatic rescue in which she played a … Continue reading

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Choose Joy!

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) Last night’s BlogTalkRadio interview with Doug Stevens is required listening for our Catch … Continue reading

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Bearing the disgrace

Let us, then, go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore. Hebrews 13:13 Here is just a part of the disgrace Jesus bore outside the camp: He was crucified as a common criminal. He was mocked, flogged and … Continue reading

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World on fire

In several Catches this week we are recalling to everyone some of the characteristics of the Jesus Movement that fostered a revival 50 years ago, in seeking to create, not another movement, but an environment conducive to God’s direct involvement … Continue reading

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Are we caught in consumer Christianity?

How can I sing a new song of deliverance to those who have no hope, if, at the same time, I insist on remaining comfortable among those who do?

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Why we have hope

At a time when you would think no one would be very hopeful about the future, it turns out that a high percentage of 18-29 year-olds in America are. Not only that, they are involved in politics more than have … Continue reading

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