He is risen!Scripture

He is risen indeed!
4/16/2006 1:22:54 PM by Ted Sands | Comments (2)

ThoughtsScripture

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13.

God is a God of hope - the most blessed of which is that hope of the return of Christ and the glorification of the saints. Yet, there are also things hoped for in this life. Some have been expressed on this blog - hope for communication, jobs, relationships, friendships. Notice, that hope is married to believing - and hope and believing are possible because of the power of the Holy Spirit. Along with hope comes the petitioning of God and as James says in James 1:6, "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." So, it is worthless to hope without believing.

These verses have sustained me in the last three weeks. I hope you, reader, can gain sustenance from them too from the same Spirit.
4/6/2006 7:03:36 AM by Ted Sands | Comments (5)

ParaphrasicalScripture

I press on toward the goal...
2/2/2006 5:23:22 PM by Joseph Sands | Comments (12)