Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 1/14/2019

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 4:12-13 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. There is strength in numbers. By ourselves we are too weak to stand for long. The opposition is too great… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 1/14/2019

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 1/7/2019

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 4:9-10 Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. I worked in a factory for… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 1/7/2019

10 Questions to Ask at the Beginning of the New Year – 1/1/2019

Send to Kindle Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the Prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to reflect on some of the things happening to them, and to evaluate their slipshod spirituality in light of what God… Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask at the Beginning of the New Year – 1/1/2019

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/31/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 4:4 Then I observed that most people are motivated to success by their envy of their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless, like chasing the wind. Do you envy others? Where is it getting you? Think about it. If you are motivated to do whatever you can do to… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/31/2018

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/17/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 3:18 Then I realized that God allows people to continue in their sinful ways so he can test them. That way, they can see for themselves that they are no better than animals. If God wanted to, He could make us do what is right in His eyes. He… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/17/2018

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/10/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 2:10-11 Anything I wanted, I took. I did not restrain myself from any joy. I even found great pleasure in hard work, an additional reward for all my labors. But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless. It was… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/10/2018

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/3/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 1:9-11 History merely repeats itself; it has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn’t already exist long ago? We don’t remember what happened in those former times. And in future generations,… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/3/2018

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/26/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 31:10-12 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She will not hinder him but help him all her life. In a world that no longer holds marriage up with… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/26/2018

Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/19/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 30:7-9 O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I… Continue reading Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/19/2018