Hope Church @ Port City

Category: Mysteries

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


I wish I could simply write the following, “Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases” and “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Psalm 103 & Isaiah 53) and be done with it. Unfortunately,…
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A word from the Lord

Last night we were at a prayer gathering for the National Day of Prayer (which is today, but some of the festivities were held last night). During the worship at the end (with a ROCKIN’!!! youth band – these kids are going places!!), the Lord dropped a word into my heart that He wanted to…
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Are miracles rare by God’s design?

An old ministry friend (who shall be anonymous here) called last night. He and I used to be on a counter-cult/apologetics mailing list together. We got the boot around the same time for asking hard questions (a story for another time, but amounting to asking the countercult guys, “When was the last time you witnessed…
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Testing Experiences

There is no doubt that “experiences” are at the heart of a lot of what the HH’s write about, and are a part of what causes much question and controversy in the church. Things like visions of angels, trances, healings, etcetera need to be weighed against Scripture. Scripture needs to be tested against Scripture. For…
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How come people fall under the power…

“People ask me, “How come people fall under the power when you pray for them?” … “It’s easy. They can’t stand up.” Bobby Sullivan, preaching at Ignited Church – May 7, 2008