Isaiah 40:31 ““But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”   I can still remember the first time I saw an airplane takeoff. It was at a small airport in Orange County near the coast. That little airport had just one simple runway, no control tower, and no fence to keep people out, so I took full advantage of getting as close as I possibly could to the planes. I sat down in the grass and waited. In the distance IRead More →

Hebrews 12:2 ““Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” NKJV   “Get them in sight of Calvary” was the cry of Charles Spurgeon to his associate pastors. This is so true in so many ways if we are going to affect the lives of others. We ought always to be careful to point people to the Cross of Jesus Christ. We can spend time studying the Word or find ourselves fixated on the mostRead More →

 Isaiah 9:6 ““For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”   Happy Birthday Jesus! I can’t imagine Christmas without Christ! When I think back to when I wasn’t a Christian, it seems like another life. I lived for what excited me. I thought I was the most important person in my life. Everything centered around me, what I wanted to eat, what I wanted to drink, what I wanted to do. At about the age of nineteen,Read More →

Romans 8:38-39 ““For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  The Apostle Paul goes to great lengths in this passage to comfort his readers regarding their security in Christ. For those who have come to Christ with true repentance, these verses provide assurance, hope and strength. In your own life, have you personally been persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels above orRead More →

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Psalm 31:24 “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”  You and I will suffer disappointments in this life, but we will never suffer defeat if our hope is in God. Try as you will to trust in the promises of men, but you will always end up frustrated or be let down. On the other hand, your God shall never disappoint you when your heart is right before Him. Don’t be afraid to trust in Him. Today is another opportunity for you to see the work of God in your life. Be of good courageRead More →

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John 12:20-21 “Now there were certain Gentiles among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”‘ It is my increasing prayer that the Lord would make us more like prophets and less like scribes. Scribes write about the things that they’ve learned. Prophets speak about the things that they have seen. I’ve read about Jesus, but my soul cannot rest with that only. I inquire with those who said, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Now, more than ever, I want to seeRead More →

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 John 12:20-21 “Now there were certain Gentiles among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”‘ It is my increasing prayer that the Lord would make us more like prophets and less like scribes. Scribes write about the things that they’ve learned. Prophets speak about the things that they have seen. I’ve read about Jesus, but my soul cannot rest with that only. I inquire with those who said, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Now, more than ever, I want to seeRead More →

Real Life with Jack Hibbs

 John 12:20-21 “Now there were certain Gentiles among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”‘ It is my increasing prayer that the Lord would make us more like prophets and less like scribes. Scribes write about the things that they’ve learned. Prophets speak about the things that they have seen. I’ve read about Jesus, but my soul cannot rest with that only. I inquire with those who said, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Now, more than ever, I want to seeRead More →

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 Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.” This prophecy is three thousand years old and it is remarkable, sobering and altogether awesome. The prophet spoke of the nation of Israel in the latter days of human history. The LORD, through Isaiah, predicted a never before seen event that would take place before all of the world – an event that would start Israel’s prophetic time clock tickingRead More →

Real Life with Jack Hibbs

John 20:29 “Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’”  This scripture reminds me that faith is a much more common, useful reality of our lives than we often think. There is perhaps nothing that we can engage in or embark upon without the exercising of faith. It is by faith that I believe when I awake in the morning that a fresh start is before me. By faith, I believe that the engine of my car will start when I turn the key. Also, it is by faithRead More →