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  • Opinion ...

    Posted March 22, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

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    Very often in my life I have absolutely and undeniably 'heard from God'. Not in a diluted, mutilated, twice-used, or pre-chewed manner, but as the genuine article. I would have readily guaranteed such a 'word' or exhorta Read More...

  • Ten Times Better

    Posted March 22, 2017 by Dion Todd

    25 Comments 19 Likes 7,285 Views

    And the king spoke with them, and among all of them none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king. And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king i Read More...

  • Boring Genealogies?

    Posted March 21, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

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    Actually - we find researching our Family Trees quite fascinating. Especially when you discover that part of your heritage came from Royalty or from the lineage of a Famous and even Infamous individual. But many people Read More...

  • Can't Touch This

    Posted March 21, 2017 by Dion Todd

    15 Comments 16 Likes 2,731 Views

    If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances, 'Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch' (all of which perish with use), according to the p Read More...

  • Hearing God Speak - Part 3

    Posted March 20, 2017 by Dion Todd

    5 Comments 1 Like 1,736 Views

    Hearing God Speak - Part 3   Hearing God Speak, Part 3 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to be continuing our series on “Hearing God Speak” and in this messa Read More...

  • Getting Our Hands Dirty

    Posted March 20, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

    4 Comments 2 Likes 501 Views

    Rabbi Moffic, Thank you so much for this one-time message. My 16-year-old Labrador Mix "Lupe" has been ill with cancer pretty much her entire 16 years. In the last year, I have been faced with many challenges but she Read More...

  • The Way He Rolls

    Posted March 20, 2017 by Dion Todd

    17 Comments 21 Likes 7,171 Views

    While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke Read More...

  • Making God Behave

    Posted March 19, 2017 by Dion Todd

    23 Comments 19 Likes 6,989 Views

    Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answ Read More...

  • Perfectionist Performance

    Posted March 18, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

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    It's impossible to comprehend God, especially not directly. The best way is through metaphor and story. It is when God meets us as a whole person. Our parents impact our theology. Our theology then re-parents us. Our sou Read More...

  • Perverts

    Posted March 18, 2017 by Dion Todd

    26 Comments 17 Likes 7,873 Views

    I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different 'good news', but there isn't another 'good news.' Only there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Good News Read More...

  • Amazing Grace

    Posted March 17, 2017 by Dion Todd

    27 Comments 16 Likes 7,838 Views

    Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exa Read More...

  • Look Where You Are Going

    Posted March 16, 2017 by Dion Todd

    24 Comments 22 Likes 7,984 Views

    He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He spoke to them openly. Peter took h Read More...

  • Hooked On A Feeling

    Posted March 15, 2017 by Dion Todd

    28 Comments 23 Likes 7,779 Views

    He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry. He said to me, 'Son of man, can these bones live?' I answered, 'Lord Yahweh, you know.' Again Read More...

  • Hearing God Speak - Part 2

    Posted March 14, 2017 by Dion Todd

    5 Comments 1 Like 1,623 Views

    Hearing God Speak - Part 2 Hearing God Speak, Part 2 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   Transcript:Today we are going to be continuing our series on “Hearing God Speak” and in this messag Read More...

  • Strangers In The Night

    Posted March 14, 2017 by Dion Todd

    29 Comments 22 Likes 7,246 Views

    But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, 'Who is my neighbor?' Jesus answered, 'A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed Read More...

  • Understanding the Value of 'Loss'

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

    1 Like 452 Views

    The Loss of a Family Member or of a Dear Friend is never an easy moment in life to endure. We can search for 'meaning' and 'purpose' and never in a thousand years ever understand 'why'. What I am going to say next will s Read More...

  • The Journey Home ...

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

    2 Likes 436 Views

    We can spin forever in a whirlpool of thought concerning our 'standing' with God. At times people 'look back' and consider the good, the bad, and the ugly - things of life. Success gives us a confident feeling while Fail Read More...

  • Friends ...

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

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    Do you understand something of what God requires of you? Has He spoken to your heart and mind and revealed something of His Plan? Does His Word 'inspire you'? Do you have moments of great joy and great sorrow BECAUSE of Read More...

  • One 'Other' Book ...

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Pastor Marty Pena

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    Many years ago I read a book which literally brought me to my knees. It was a book which President Abraham Lincoln had read, at very least, several times. Next to Scripture ... no other 'book' has had such an effect o Read More...

  • Dust In The Wind

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Dion Todd

    26 Comments 20 Likes 7,524 Views

    These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season. You give to them; they gather. You open your hand; they are satisfied with good. You hide your face; they are troubled. You take away their breath; Read More...