Category Archives: Discipleship

Non-Essentials v. Christian Essentials

The rallying cry of the apostle Paul in the book of Galatians is Freedom! He saw the converts of Galatia, both Jews and Gentiles, submitting themselves to the demands of the Law of Moses, including the act of circumcision, in order … Continue reading

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The Prayerful Mind

(Editor’s Note:  Following last Sunday’s sermon on November 19, Liz Morgan sat down and penned this response.  It is a lovely, artful reaction to a message on common obstacles to becoming a praying person.  It is published here by permission. … Continue reading

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‘No Other Gods’ is not so easy…

(Editor’s Note: Following my sermon on the First Commandment I had a conversation with one of our congregants. Because I thought this person shared an important insight I requested a follow-up email expressing those thoughts. I am publishing it here … Continue reading

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A Christmas Reading

Dearly Beloved, I have encouraged Hope Chapel to share the Christmas story with someone before Christmas day.  Or, in lieu of the Christmas story, to share the gospel of Jesus or one’s own testimony of salvation. Just in case you … Continue reading

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Not Silent About Sex

(Note: Betsy Cruz, a long-time Christian leader and friend from Hope Chapel, recently published a blog entitled ‘Sex and the Christian College Student.’  I thought it was so good that I am reproducing her note on HopeMail and the link … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Several people have expressed in person as well as in writing the sentiment that it would be a shame after last weekend’s conference with Sally Gary that we would not follow up with some way to continue the conversation. I … Continue reading

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Sally Gary Book Recommendations

Dearly Beloved, below you will find several book recommendations that Sally Gary made during our conversation over this past weekend.  I have taken the liberty to add my own notes to each recommendation.  –geno Messy Grace, by Caleb Kaltenbach.  Caleb … Continue reading

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God Picks our Battles

(Editor’s note: I received this encouragement following this past Sunday’s sermon (June 5).  Thought I’d pass it along.  –geno) Thank you for your exhortation Sunday! You encouraged us to listen to and obey what The Lord tells us to do … Continue reading

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Common (Financial) Sense

In his book Money, Possessions and Eternity, (Tyndall House publishers, rev. ed. 2011) Randy Alcorn listed 10 ‘Practical Guidelines to Control Spending’.  I thought it might be wise reproduce that common-sense list here.  They include: Realize that nothing is a good … Continue reading

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Aubrey’s Prayer

(Editor’s Note: Aubrey Johnson offered this prayer as part of the sermon delivered this past Sunday, January 17, 2016.  I thought it was so beautiful as to demand to be published.  –geno) Father God, I pray that the message today … Continue reading

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