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prisoners of hope

I will free your people from the pit of exile. Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope. In the midst of your losses, hear the Lord announce: I will repay twice-over with blessing for all you have suffered.

~ Zechariah 9.11-12 (paraphrased) … Old Testament prophetic book.

12/3 is the first Sunday of Advent. Hope is the traditional theme. Five centuries before Christ’s birth an obscure Jewish prophet identified the people of God as prisoners of hope.

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church shootings don't intimidate the church

(Excerpt from Russell Moore writing in The Washington Post, 11/6/2017)

While millions of other Christians were singing hymns or opening their Bibles or taking communion this past Sunday, a gunman was opening fire on the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX. Whatever the shooter’s twisted objective might have been, we do know this: It won’t work. Read More…