Hope, like the word ‘love’, gets used in many different ways, so how do we understand what biblical hope is?
“A fellow from the cannery came running down to the wharf shouting that the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor,” Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston wrote. “Mama yelled at him, ‘What is Pearl Harbor?’”
This week, John Bailey and Mark Renfroe join the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to explore what it means to live with equal measures of truth and grace.
This week on the Gary Wilkerson podcast we discuss how psychology can become part of the way pastors support the people in their congregations.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
It is only through Christ that churches can come alive and Christians can be emboldened to stand up for truth.
As American society slips away from its moral grounding, we may be tempted to give up hope. Christians can take heart because God’s word still stands.
There is a thrilling Old Testament story that best illustrates what it means to be kept by the power of God. We find it in 2 Kings 6.
Benhadad, king of Syria, declared war on Israel and marched against them with a great army. As his forces advanced, he often called his war counsel into his private chambers to plan the next day’s strategy. But the prophet Elisha, moved by the Holy Spirit, kept sending word to the king of Israel, detailing every move of the enemy troops. On several occasions, the Israelites escaped defeat because of Elisha’s warnings.