We’ll See

We’ll See

Pastor’s Word.  “While the cat’s away, the mice come out to play!” I don’t remember when or in what context I heard this aged expression, but it did come to mind when I began planning for my sabbatical this summer.  The thought being that people might be tempted...
Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Pastor’s Word.  This past Monday Steve and I had the opportunity to attend a training held at the Andover Police Station entitled, Protecting Your House of Worship with Compassion. There were a number of items covered that might need to be considered over the...
Stating the Obvious

Stating the Obvious

Pastor’s Word. Sometimes it’s just necessary to state the obvious. Case in point. How should Christians “feel” about senseless acts of violence against people just because they are different, such as the two transgender individuals murdered...
Hard to Believe

Hard to Believe

Pastor’s Word.  In 2000 I have the privilege to travel with Christina and our two sons to Burkina Faso. Burkina is one of the poorest countries in the world and is in sub-Sahara West Africa. I was invited by Joel Gray, a missionary that Hope supports (but this...
68 cents

68 cents

Pastor’s Word.  68 cents. I was floored when I did the math and figured out that if Hope’s per person giving averaged just $0.68 more each week, we would be fully funding our budget. A budget which is intentionally and prayerfully designed to make a Kingdom...
A Noble Thing

A Noble Thing

Pastor’s Word  “Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a noble thing for Me.” We encountered this statement of Jesus last Sunday in Mark 14. It is one of those statements that challenges us to stop and reflect, which is perfect timing since we...
17 and counting

17 and counting

Pastor’s Word April marks the completion of 17 years of ministry for Hope Chapel. I’ve been privileged to have a front row seat over those 17 years to see all God has done and to play a small role in making some of it happen. Knowing that God constantly...
Why a Seder?

Why a Seder?

Pastor’s Word How fitting it was that Jesus spent the last night of His earthly life celebrating the Passover. If there is any event in the Old Testament that corresponds to the Cross of Christ, it must be the Passover. The details of this historical event are...

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