Hope Does Not Disappoint

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5). While listening to a sermon by a traveling minister, I kept hearing him make the following statement. He said, “Wishin’ and hopin’ never got anybody anything. GodContinue reading “Hope Does Not Disappoint”

Great Faith or Little Faith?

When Jesus was here on earth, He traveled around from village to village teaching about the kingdom of God. In every village He entered He taught the Word and He healed the sick. In fact, Matthew 9:35 says, “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel ofContinue reading “Great Faith or Little Faith?”

Removing the Guilt of the Past and the Fear of the Future

Recently I received a letter from a lady who had a unique problem. She said that in just a few weeks she was going to attend her 10-year class reunion. Her husband, who had attended the same school, had bought the tickets months ago and was really looking forward to seeing his old school buddies.Continue reading “Removing the Guilt of the Past and the Fear of the Future”

God Responds to Faith, not Clichés

Sometimes people get in situations where their backs are up against the wall. Something has happened, somebody has done something, or a circumstance has come against them, and they don’t know what to do. Here is what some Christians do when there is a problem. They get real spiritual and have all of these religiousContinue reading “God Responds to Faith, not Clichés”

Can the Church Function without Faith?

A few weeks ago I received a letter from a minister in Illinois who was upset because I was teaching faith. He said that if we could just eliminate faith teaching, then the Church wouldn’t be in such turmoil. Well, I’ve been thinking about what he said, and you know, I think he’s right. IfContinue reading “Can the Church Function without Faith?”