8 results for tag: hope


Disaster Cannot Destroy Hope – Part 2

Jeremiah has been called the weeping prophet as well as the prophet of consolation. Out of the tragedy and sorrow God used Jeremiah to convey faith and hope.

December 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Advent, Arrival, Appearance– pg. 1 Eden Jersak: Arrival of Hope– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Arrival of Peace – pg. 4 Laura Urista: Arrival of Joy – pg. 6 Kenneth Tanner: Arrival of Love – pg. 8 Greg Albrecht: Kingdom of Heaven – pg. 8 Larry Parsley: J.B. Roane and the Case of the Belated Apology – pg. 12 Steve Stewart: Pure and Wonderful Grace – pg. 14 Brad Jersak: “What Lesson Is God Teaching Me?” -pg. 15 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

July 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Ashes to Ashes – pg. 1 The Center of the Gospel – pg. 2 When Your Time Comes – pg. 5 Between Eeyore and Pollyanna – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

Christ In You, the Hope of Glory

Jesus Christ is "the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations" (Colossians 1:26). In Christ we find meaning, significance and hope, even in the midst of suffering.

Hope – Even in Desperate Times

The real Christmas story is not a Pollyanna escape from the real world. The birth of Jesus takes place against the backdrop of politics and intrigue, pride, hatred, violence, taxes and poverty. It all sounds like the evening news or the morning paper!

Winter 2016

Articles: Dare to Hope...Can All Be Saved? - page 4 32 Scriptures that Dare Us to Hope - page 6 7 Myths about Christian Universalism - page 8  "If you want to see folk damned..." - page 12 Changing Diapers for God - page 15 Nones and Dones - page 16 One Road; Two Ditches - page 20 A Perfect Plan for Your Life? - page 23 Jesus, Son of Adam - page 24 "When the time had fully come..." - page 25 What Itching Ears Really Want to Hear - page 31

Love Hopes: The Christian Bias – Brad Jersak

We all have a bias. The important thing is to recognize your bias and be able to defend or explain it. As a 'critical realist,' I spend a good deal of time and energy studying my biases - how they emerged, and how they influence my thinking. Rather than pretending to be perfectly objective, I confess that since my early days as a terrified infernalist, I have developed a strong preference for hope. I hope in the Good News that God’s love rectifies every injustice through forgiveness and reconciliation. The Gospel of hope that I can preach boldly is this: God is not angry with you and never has been. He loves you with an everlasting love. ...

Calvary: Crucifixion as Torture, Cross as Hope – Brad Jersak

Trite or true, we're each and all on a journey, not quite sure whether any given year, week or moment is really ascent or descent -- the calm before a storm or the dark before dawn. I see this tension in the biblical story of Calvary, at once a crucifixion and a Cross, the intersection of goodness and affliction, of torture and hope. At Calvary, we see the violence of religious fanaticism married to national security ... and we see the humility, forgiveness and self-giving love of God. I hear this tension in Augustine, who is quoted in the movie, Calvary, as saying, "Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves ...