Hope Church @ Port City


...and by His stripes we are healed. (Is. 53:5)

I want it all!

I must confess – I want it all. Everything God has for me. Everything that’s biblical. If it happened in Bible times, it can surely happen now. If it happened to the apostles, it could happen to me. (After all, the Bible does say that God’s no respecter of persons!) That would include, in no…
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How I spent New Years Eve

And to think we nearly didn’t go to church last night… Ken had a headache of the monstrous, throbbing, lay down in the dark sort. We’d pretty much decided that he couldn’t go and that didn’t hurt my feelings much because I was exhausted. Didn’t think I’d make it til midnight.  So I called up…
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Born Gay?

I often hear people (mostly gayfolk, but these days a lot of folks have taken up the “agenda”) say, “I was born gay. There’s nothing I can do to change it.” Most evangelicals I know, myself included, counter this with “nope, sorry, it really is a choice” and engage in dialogue – each person beginning…
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Irenaeus and Spiritual Gifts

“…we hear many of the brethren in the church who have prophetic gifts, and who speak in tongues through the Spirit, and who also bring to light the secret things of men for their benefit [word of knowledge]…” Irenaeus (ca. 130-202) “When God saw it necessary, and the church prayed and fasted much, they did…
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Tips for Dealing With Chronic Pain

Tips for dealing with Chronic Pain While you’re waiting for healing This article is in need of updating – I no longer deal with this pain, because the Lord has healed me – completely!! However, these tips are good for anyone who is in pain or has physical limitations. Keep praying and trust in the…
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