Divine Love

Divine Love

Women everywhere—regardless of age or background—want to experience a life-altering, gentle, everyday kind of love. For years now we have looked at bars, yacht clubs, churches, synagogues, casinos, the farmer’s market, dating services, and the Internet trying to find it. Just when we think we have it, we discover that mere mortals—no matter how perfect—cannot offer the kind of love our hearts hunger for. How is it that some women through history and today seem…

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“Experiencing God’s Love In The Church” Book Club Guide

“Experiencing God’s Love in the Church” Book Club Guide

Experiencing God’s Love in the Church seeks to challenge believers to renew their commitment to loving one another, and in so doing, returning to what Christ intended His body to look like. When the world sees God’s people truly loving one another, they will then be more apt to see how the Father sent the Son as a demonstration of His love for them. Download the printable version of this book club guide here. By…

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New Hope Digital Art Forum: The Light Of Love

New Hope Digital Art Forum: The Light of Love

by David Dinkins Title: The Light of Love © 2012 by David Dinkins Artist’s description: With this piece based on Compelled, I wanted to translate what it means to be touched by God's love. He is the One who gives us life, and His love brings color to our lives and light to our darkest hours. And only His love compels us to love others who are lost in the darkness of this world. Question: What…

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Loving Without A But

Loving Without a But

by Mary Snyder I may have to love her, but I don’t have to like her. I’ll love her, but I’ll do it from far away. I will love the sinner, but I will make a big deal of letting him know I personally hate the sin. These are a few of the partial truths I’ve spoken through the years. I knew the Scriptures about loving others and loving my enemies, but I was much…

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Philip Nation: Living The Mission Of God

Philip Nation: Living the Mission of God

Are you compelled by Christ's love to live out the mission of God?  Philip Nation discusses why he and Ed Stetzer wrote Compelled: Living the Mission of God. He goes on to identify the key to missional living and then shares an encouraging story of God's love in action expressed through a local church. In Compelled, Ed Stetzer and Philip Nation  look at God's love within the context of the church and the life of…

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Prayer Convinces God To Bless Us (Misconception #4)

Prayer Convinces God to Bless Us (Misconception #4)

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean Misconception #4: Prayer is the means of cajoling God into releasing His carefully hoarded riches. What makes prayer work the way God says it will work? How can we experience the power in prayer that Scripture promises? In this series, we have been exploring the myths that have crept into our prayer theology, robbing prayer of its full potential to release the power and provision of God in our lives. We…

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Is Love Missing From Your Church?

Is Love Missing from Your Church?

by Tom Blackaby Fellowship is the natural result when church members love one another. It is lost when love is absent. The kind of fellowship (koinonia as in Acts 2:42) that the New Testament church knew was not another word for “potluck dinner” or “coffee time.” It was a deep and sacrificial commitment of loyalty toward one another based on the unifying character of the Spirit of God residing in each person. How do you…

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Coming Clean: 3 Benefits Of Confession

Coming Clean: 3 Benefits of Confession

by Vicki J. Kuyper I believe confession is a God-given touchstone. In the Middle Ages, chemists and alchemists used touchstones to test the purity of gold and silver. When they dragged the black, flintlike stone across the surface of a potentially precious piece of metal, the mark that remained helped them differentiate between what was genuine and what was not. God’s touchstones serve the same purpose. They point to what is real—even if it’s beyond…

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Edna Ellison: Love Note From A Perfect Groom

Edna Ellison: Love Note from a Perfect Groom

Listen as author and speaker Edna Ellison expounds on Zephaniah 3:17, an absolutely riveting verse that tells of God's great love for us. God is with us. God is powerful to save us. God takes delight in us. God will quiet us with His love. God rejoices over us with singing. Interested in a Bible study on our (the church's) bride-and-groom relationship with Christ? Check out Chosen and Cherished: Becoming the Bride of Christ by Edna…

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Living In Light Of God’s Healing And Forgiveness

Living in Light of God’s Healing and Forgiveness

by Brenda Poinsett James wrote, “Is any one of you sick? He should call for the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up” (James 5:14–15 NIV). His words remind us that sometimes you just can’t pray through your ailments alone. In your pain or fear,…

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Download The First 2 Chapters Of Rhonda Rhea’s Enlightening New Book

Download the First 2 Chapters of Rhonda Rhea’s Enlightening New Book

Download the introduction and first 2 chapters of  Rhonda Rhea's new book, How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person? Read chapters "God Is Light" and "Jesus, the Light of the World" today. Fruitful, joy-filled, victorious living happens only as we are spiritually enlightened through the truth of the Word of God and by the inner working of the Spirit of God. With humor and stories, Rhonda Rhea explores many of the almost…

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What They Will Really Remember About Christmastime

What They Will Really Remember About Christmastime

This is the third in a series of articles from New Hope authors this month on the theme Celebrating Christmas in a World of Need. by Martha Singleton Christmas. The word brings me visions of my childhood home, wonderful food, and repeated rides around our small town to see lights on neighbors’ houses and the Nativity scene in the park. And then there was the decorated tree. One hundred percent real and the cause of…

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