Hope in the Lord Ministries
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We're glad you're here! At Hope in the Lord Ministries we have the shared passion to encourage you to study the
Word of God. We understand that opening the Bible can be intimidating. Our website provides reliable tools for bible
study with the hope that you experience a personal encounter with God daily.  We believe the Word became flesh and
dwelled among us in the glory of God's only son, Jesus, and that through reading his Word you can embrace the
promises of His hope. Our prayer is that of Ephesians 1:18-19...
that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order
that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his
incomparably great power for us who believe.
 
The Hope in the Lord
Scripture Project
 

You’re not too old. You’re
not too busy. You’re not a
poor memorizer. You do  
have time. You do need it.
It will make a difference.  
You’ll never know unless
you try. It doesn’t matter
what other people think.
Quit saying you can’t do
it!  Start telling yourself
why you CAN do it. There
are more than 800 of us
on this mailing list.
Imagine the power of all of
us praying for each other
and learning God’s Word
together.

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challenge?
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same words from God.
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Captivating
By John and Stasi Eldredge
Thomas Nelson Publishing 2005, 2010
Review by Cindy Buntin

If you only have time to read one book
this year, Captivating would be my
recommendation. The language in this
book is beautiful. Flowing like poetry,
even though it is not written in a poetic
style, it is a book about the heart of
women and the fulfillment of our deepest
desires.

The husband and wife co-authors take
the reader back to the beginning of
creation, after God created Adam. God
said something was missing, something
was not good. That something was Eve.
Woman. Femininity. Man was not
complete until God created Eve. They
explain that “God endows Woman with
certain qualities that are essential to
relationships, qualities that speak of God.
Tender and inviting, intimate and alluring,
fiercely devoted.”

Captivating addresses every woman’s
deepest question, Am I lovely? And the
answer is absolutely yes! It shows us how
we can live the life God intended for us to
live, a life of beauty, fulfilling our purpose
as women.

Read full review.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31
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Hope in the Lord Ministries
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Phone: 402.960.3670
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Christians are Hypocrites
by Jennifer Mauch Brown

“Christians are hypocrites.” We’ve all heard this before.
There is likely someone you know who gives this as the
reason they don’t go to church or read the Bible. If so,
maybe you can forward this to them.

It’s true; we Christians are hypocrites. Hypocrisy, by
definition, is “the false profession of desirable qualities,
beliefs, or feelings.” We profess Christ and desire to be
like Him. We want to live in Him and by Him, exhibiting
His qualities. But we’re not Christ. We’re sinful, fallen
humans. We profess Christ and truth, but we fall short of
Christ and truth. We hope that others will see and be
drawn to Christ through us, but ultimately, they are
going to have to look to Christ, not us. Every Christian
will let them down. Only Christ is worthy of being the
example.

The other aspect of this is that being a Christian is not a
one-time, Abracadabra, poof-you’re-perfect type of
thing. Yes, the moment we surrender to Christ and
accept Him as our Savior, confessing Him with our
mouth, believing Him with our heart, and receiving the
Holy Spirit, we are saved and born anew. But the
change manifests itself through a relationship, a
process. We aren’t suddenly sin free. We are learning
and growing. So, even though we are Christians, we are
going to do some seriously un-Christian things. I’m still
appalled at the thoughts and actions that I’m capable of.
As we grow and learn, we hopefully look more like Christ
and have less sin, but we all have our days. It’s not
right, but it’s reality.

Read more here
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