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My Hope is Built On

God is incredulous. In Isaiah 44, God can't get over the foolishness of someone cutting down a cypress or cedar and from the same ...

Olympia State Capitol

May 26, 2016 State Wide Prayer Gathering

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I ...


I Still Have Hope

Paul wrote that... ...the stories of God's people in the Old Testament "happened to them as an example" for us and "were written ...


No Immunity from The Battle

There are two equally extreme and dangerous attitudes about spiritual warfare. One extreme spends so much time on the devil and what he is doing in the world that people end up being more impressed with him and more engaged in imagined direct combat than is healthy for any believer. The other ...


Praise or Worship

Praise or Worship. What's the difference? I was asked this question in a recent "sermon" at Westgate Chapel, based on questions texted to the church from the congregation. I jokingly said the difference was tempo. But the question deserves a more thoughtful answer than that. Worship is one of ...

Edomite god

It Makes No Sense!

It makes no sense! That's the first thought that came to mind when I read the story of King Amaziah, in 2 Chronicles 25...especially what he did right after God helped him defeat the Edomites. Amaziah brought back the Edomite gods, "set them up as his own gods, bowed down to them and burned ...

Rainbow Picture

Blessings, yes! Hardship, no!

What are we willing to accept from the hand of the Lord? Generally, we have a theology in America that freely accepts blessing as from the Lord, but really struggles to believe that hardship can come from Him, also. Figuring it out the source of hardship requires discernment. And discernment is ...