The Beauty of Jesus’ Blood

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (Ephesians 1:7 ESV) Blood. The conduit of life. The cost of sin. The carrier of redemption. Not my blood. Oh, thank You, Jesus! Not my blood, but Yours. Perfect blood. The blood of a Man. The blood of God Himself. Willingly given. Not taken. Blood shed in pain. Poured forth as an offering. Cascades to all men. To me. His blood doesn’t stain. It removes them all. I am redeemed because of… Read More

Three Pastors I Most Admire

I’m not aware of it’s origin or initiator, but I think it is wonderful that October has been designated as “Pastor’s Appreciation Month.” As pastors, my wife and I have been overwhelmingly blessed by the cards, gifts, and words of encouragement that have come from our New Hope family over the past several weeks, particularly as we recently celebrated twenty years of ministry at New Hope Worship Center! As grateful as I am for the honor I have received during Pastor’s Appreciation Month, I am grateful for those whom I have had… Read More