Author Archive: joseph80

Compassion in Destruction

When you bring up the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, most people don’t think about love and mercy and compassion. Yet as I read the story, I find myself drawn to the signs of God’s compassionate mercy throughout the narrative. I think this story has a powerful message to tell us that has NOTHING to […]

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Fear Not!

In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, […]

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What Will You Do?

“They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you.” – Jeremiah 1:19   Adversity comes to us all. No one is immune. The question is what will we do when it happens? In Acts 14, Paul and Barnabas have just been […]

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Keep Going: Endurance & Service

“God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.” – C.S. Lewis Are you tired in your service to the Kingdom? Do you feel like you’re not making any impact? Do you think the […]

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You Are Not Alone

“…even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.” – Psalm 139:12   God knows us more deeply than anyone else. He knows us because He has CREATED US (139:13-16), CONNECTED WITH US (139:1-5), and because He has CLUNG to US! (139:7-10)   So […]

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Take Heart

“Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…” – Psalm 73:1-3   Are you feeling ready to quit? Are you discouraged? Have […]

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Faith Overcomes…

“…and his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” – 1 John 5:3-5   So what is […]

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Thoughts on Leading Worship in the Church

This is a short video I made for a “Theology of Congregational Worship” class this past semester. It’s just a few thoughts for those that lead in worship. [box] Advice to Worship Leaders from Joseph Horan on Vimeo. [/box] Here’s how you can contact me: Email – bro.joe@oldriverbaptist.com Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jhoran81 Twitter – @josephhoran Web […]

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