Category Archives: Real Hope

November 19: Hope for the Ethiopian Eunuch

Read Acts 8:26-40 I was ten years old and unsure about God’s feelings for me. I’d accepted His gift of forgiveness as a five-year-old, but I’d sinned a lot since then. I’d done shameful, hurtful things, and I felt guilty. Then … Continue reading

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November 18: Hope of an Advocate

Read Acts 6:8-7:60 Although most anyone would be able to deliver food, the early church was very selective when it came to the character of those who helped in that ministry.  Stephen was one of the men chosen.  But his … Continue reading

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November 17: Man Blind From Birth

Read John 9:1-34 Have you ever lost sight of the “why”? Have you ever got caught into the tediousness of logistics that you forget why it is you are doing what you’re doing? At times, we can become like little … Continue reading

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November 16: The Restart Button

John 8:1-11  Michael Tait and The Newsboys recently sang a wonderful Christian song called “Restart”. They sang, “I was lost, falling apart, but You came along, and You hit the restart.” It is about recharging, regrouping and starting over. Have … Continue reading

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November 15: Eternal Hope

Read John 5:1-15 To what extent did the man at the Pool of Bethesda experience real hope? That is a good question. The answer is unclear. This is one of the few biblical accounts where Jesus seemed to have initiated … Continue reading

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November 14: Nicodemus

Read John 3:1-21 It’s been a rough year. My St. Louis Cardinals put together a very lack luster year that was capped off by missing the playoffs. Over the years, the Cardinals have been known for their elite play, regularly … Continue reading

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November 13: Hope beyond Hope

Read Luke 24:1-53 You have probably heard some great stories of rescue through resuscitation.  Some people that flat lined were brought back by CPR.  In other instances, a defibrillator jump started life all over again.  Time is critical when that … Continue reading

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