Author Archives: Given Hoffman

Exalting the Wrong Thing

At times, the church unintentionally exalts the wrong things. Let’s look at two examples. Scripture Memorization Don’t get me wrong, it’s great if kids and adults have a bunch of verses memorized, but are they truly living out those scriptures? … Continue reading

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Just An Interesting Thought

The first thing Jesus did was communicate to His disciples that He wanted them! I had never thought of this until a couple of weeks ago when a pastor made the comment that rabbis did not usually choose their disciples, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We have seen 2017 shift into the past and now face 2018. To some this is a cause for uproarious celebration. To others this event brings somber reflection. Or perhaps to many it’s both. If we’re fortunate, we have learned … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Enjoy God’s creativity, and praise Him for your own uniqueness!

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The True Light of Christmas

1Jo 2:8 “…the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” Psalm 96:6-10 Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to … Continue reading

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Reminders of Christmas

What if, that first Christmas, there had been no New Born King? What if there had been no promised Messiah? What if there had been no announcement to the shepherds of a Savior? What would happen to our living nativity? … Continue reading

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Practical Worldview: Exhorting One Another

Our God is a Comforter. 2Co 7:6 “…God, who comforts the downcast…” Are we also walking out this character trait of His? When you’re feeling at a loss in your Christian walk, what gets you going again? Someone slapping you … Continue reading

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