Real Life with Jack Hibbs

Romans 10:14-15 ““How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’”   Many Christians have made a grave error in failing to live this passage out in their lives. The Christian church at large today believes that telling others about Jesus Christ and the way of salvationRead More →

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 →

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 →

Real Life with Jack Hibbs

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 →

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 →

Real Life with Jack Hibbs

 Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” In Arizona, there is a river whose bed is filled with quicksand. You may walk safely into the riverbed as long as you keep moving forward. The moment you stop though, the treacherous quicksand will begin to pull you down.  How similar the world is to that river. We are encouraged to go forward in our ChristianRead More →

Real Life with Jack Hibbs

Isaiah 43:19 “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create streams in the desert.” The human soul requires refreshment, of this I am certain. Each and every one of us has been created in such a way that recreation and relaxation is a key pursuit. I can confess that when I push back from the demands of life and my hectic schedule, I experience a sense of excitement. This excitement is based on several things; the first being that the cycle of demand andRead More →