Happy 71st Birthday
Happy 71st Birthday

Pastor Roger • May 14, 2019

May 14, 1948, the Nation of Israel was born.


"And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest." Ezekiel 37:3



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Getting Close to God?
Getting Close to God?

Hope Now Bible Church • May 14, 2019

They became popular about ten years ago, and the fad has worn off, but Prayer Labyrinths still can be found. I stumbled across this one at a Presbyterian church in Taos, New Mexico. It is not surprising to find one here. Taos is void of Christian influence with a rough estimate of only 5% of the population calling themselves Christians. It is a mission field.


The Prayer Labyrinth finds its roots in Greek mythology and paganism. The premise behind a prayer labyrinth is to enter from one point, symbolizing leaving the world, or leaving self, and making your way toward inner peace, or peace with God. Then, slowly make your way back to the point of entry (now the exit) and back into the world.


What's wrong with walking through a prayer labyrinth? In and of itself, nothing. Under grace a Christian can hop on one leg through one if he wants to. Granted, there is not a lot of instruction in Scripture on how to pray, but we are never instructed to empty our minds, leave the world, or get in tune with one's self.


It is not a stretch to say the prayer labyrinth is unbiblical. It smacks of eastern mysticism, transcendental meditation, and even out of body experiences. These are not Christian practices, and never have been. Believers are not to participate in the darkness of the world, but are to "shine as lights in the world" (Philippians 2:15).


A prayer labyrinth carries the idea of emptying our minds as we move toward the center, but Christians are never instructed to empty our minds, rather we are to "set our minds on the things above" (Colossians 3:2). We are to "renew" our minds, not empty them (Romans 12:2). And how are we to be renewed? Through "knowledge" (Colossians 3:10). Knowledge comes from the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). It does not come from prayer walking through a labyrinth.


Do you want to get close to God? Read His word. Do you want to hear God speak? Read His word out loud.


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Sign up today for this new Bible Study
Sign up today for this new Bible Study

Pastor Roger • May 13, 2019

On June 1st a new daily Bible study I have written will be delivered to your inbox.


It's a verse-by-verse study that will provide a lot of background and valuable insight to help you grow in Bible knowledge and in your faith. It is only a verse or two per day so it won't take a lot of your time.


Sign up today and receive your first "Daily Dose of Logos" when you wake up on June 1st.


It's just what the Doctor ordered.


Click this link to sign up!


P.S. After signing up you will receive a confirmation in your Inbox. If you don't see it, check your Spam folder.



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Read the Bible. Begin Today
Read the Bible. Begin Today

Pastor Roger • May 12, 2019

There is never a wrong time to begin reading the Bible--waiting for January 1st doesn't make it the right time either. The time to begin is now. Sign up for a daily Bible reading plan that will increase your faith and make you a stronger believer.


Click here and begin reading!


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Two views of Salvation
Two views of Salvation

Pastor Roger • May 02, 2019

Which do you embrace?


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The Gospels Are Reliable
The Gospels Are Reliable

Hope Now Bible Church • May 01, 2019

Almost every week I tell our church how privileged we are to be holding the very words of God in our hands. No other religion can make that claim. Yet why do so many Christians not even carry a Bible, let alone know what it says? Is it because we don't fully grasp the reliability of the Bible, in particular the Gospels, therefore we fail to recognize the treasure we have access to?


Dr. F. David Farnell presents a thorough and extremely "reader friendly" article, "Are the Gospels Reliable." It is worth 10 or 15 minutes of your time to read it. You will rejoice in knowing how awesome God's Word truly is!


Read the article here.

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Never Again!
Never Again!

Hope Now Bible Church • May 01, 2019

Do not think for a moment that it could not happen again! Anti-semitism is on the rise, worldwide. Satan's goal is to destroy Israel. There is an epic spiritual battle playing out.


Today is the worldwide commemoration of Yom HaShoah, the commemoration of the Holocaust--when 6 million Jews were murdered by the Hitler and his German machine. Six million Jews are about half of all Jews living today!


President Trump recently announced the U.S. would commemorate Holocaust memorial week, through May 5. The world needs to remember this so it may never be repeated.


For Christians, we should have a pro-Israel theology. We should support candidates for public office who have a pro-Israel foreign policy. That leaves out some Republicans, but a lot of Democrats most all Socialists. The Bible informs us on how we should vote and who we should support for higher office.


Never again.


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The Doctrine Of Israel
The Doctrine Of Israel

Hope Now Bible Church • April 30, 2019

Sound boring? It shouldn't. Do you know what blessings, as a believer, you have received because of Israel? Israel was chosen as a nation through whom God said will bless all nations. Here are a few blessings (and they are big) you have received from Israel.


  1. The Word of God.
  2. Our Savior and Messiah.
  3. The coming Kingdom.


We will study those blessings and others, straight out of the Bible.


Sunday, May 5.


Your faith will grow stronger because of the Word of God being preached. Come and join us!



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Remembering First Thessalonians
Remembering First Thessalonians

Hope Now Bible Church • April 08, 2019

Here are some flashbacks from our previous study in First Thessalonians:


1. Be expectant for Jesus's return. 1:10: "Wait for His Son from heaven whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.


2. Receive God's Word as truth. 2:13: "You welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God."


3. Love one another. 3:12: "And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all..."


4. We are called to be holy. 4:7: "For God did not call us to uncleanness, but to holiness."


5. Esteem pastors highly. 5:12,13: " And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.


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New Sunday Teaching Series
New Sunday Teaching Series

Pastor Roger • April 05, 2019

On Sunday I am beginning a verse-by-verse study through the New Testament book of 1st Corinthians. First Corinthians is such and interesting letter. Written by the apostle Paul, it gives us an inside look into a very early first century church. We will find they faced many of the same issues we face in our church in the twenty-first century. I hope you will come and bring your Bible. There will be helpful outlines for you to follow.

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Happy 71st Birthday
Happy 71st Birthday

Pastor Roger • May 14, 2019

May 14, 1948, the Nation of Israel was born.


"And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest." Ezekiel 37:3



Read more
Sign up today for this new Bible Study
Sign up today for this new Bible Study

Pastor Roger • May 13, 2019

On June 1st a new daily Bible study I have written will be delivered to your inbox.


It's a verse-by-verse study that will provide a lot of background and valuable insight to help you grow in Bible knowledge and in your faith. It is only a verse or two per day so it won't take a lot of your time.


Sign up today and receive your first "Daily Dose of Logos" when you wake up on June 1st.


It's just what the Doctor ordered.


Click this link to sign up!


P.S. After signing up you will receive a confirmation in your Inbox. If you don't see it, check your Spam folder.



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Read the Bible. Begin Today
Read the Bible. Begin Today

Pastor Roger • May 12, 2019

There is never a wrong time to begin reading the Bible--waiting for January 1st doesn't make it the right time either. The time to begin is now. Sign up for a daily Bible reading plan that will increase your faith and make you a stronger believer.


Click here and begin reading!


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