God Is Who He Says He Is

A few months ago at North Church we studied the book of James in detail. During that study we talked extensively about faith. Faith is the key to everything that we do in the Christian life. Faith is where trust meets surrender. Faith is more than just believing. It is saying I...
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Pillars- Peace

  The Greek word that is translated in the New Testament as peace is eirene and it means the Messiah’s peace, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ. There is confidence, there is secured position, there is a settled spirit, and there is assured...
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Pillars- Peace

For almost 25 years, Martin Luther wrestled with the notion that God was angry and it was Luther that would need to do something to make that anger cease or wane. “I did not think about women, money, or possessions; instead my heart trembled and fidgeted about whether God...
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Pillars- Faith

  Faith is complete surrender to your belief in the promises of God. Faith is where trust meets surrender. Trust without surrender is not faith. Faith is saying I trust you and I bet my life on that trust. In this clip, you will see trust and surrender to the promises of...
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Pillars- Faith

Faith is stepping out on a branch that might crack. Faith is a child thoughtlessly jumping into a pool and into the arms of a parent. Faith is trusting in the ability and inclination of someone or something. Faith is like saying yes to the question, do you believe…no, do you...
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Pillars- Hope

I will remember Game Six of the 2011 World Series for a long time. The Cardinals were down 3 games to 2 and a loss would give the Texas Rangers the championship. In that game the Cardinals made three errors and one of them was on a little pop up that embarrassingly bounced off of...
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Pillars- Hope

Hebrews 6:19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, Hope is an anchor for you soul. It is an anchor that is sure and steadfast. Sure and steadfast are strong words. An anchor provides stability to an...
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Pillars- Hope

HOPE John Stott said, “Jesus clearly looked beyond his death to his resurrection, beyond his sufferings to his glory, and indeed was sustained by his trials by ‘the joy set before him’ It is equally clear that he expected his followers to share this perspective.” Hope is an...
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Pillars- Hope

“So that, in sum, hope is nothing else than the expectation of the things that faith has believed to be truly promised by God. Thus Faith believes God to be truthful: Hope expects that He will show His veracity at the opportune time.” (John Calvin) I love that last...
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