Summary We are continuing a consideration of a personal relationship with God. This idea is at the center of what is called evangelicalism. The evangelicals saw that all the doctrines of the church were not glorious in themselves, but glorious because God had made them known to us so that we know and appreciate an unending relationship with Him. Now we study our bibles and we pray and we seek to live morally, God-directed lives. But even here we are not cultivating good behaviors. No, here we are cultivating a good relationship with God who gives Himself to us for these very things. With thisRead More →

Summary If you are a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, you have a claim that you make and probably have. It is the historic claim of those with an evangelical faith. You claim to have a personal relationship with God. Did you know that that claim causes some people to dismiss you and that it even irritates some? It does, and we’ll explain why and explain that these irritated and dismissive people are not being unreasonable, they’re just wrong.   Bread of Life is a ministry of Joel Van Hoogen and the Bread of Life Fellowship in Boise. You can tune in each weekday at 12:00 pmRead More →

Summary If you are a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, you have a claim that you make and probably have. It is the historic claim of those with an evangelical faith. You claim to have a personal relationship with God. Did you know that that claim causes some people to dismiss you and that it even irritates some? It does, and we’ll explain why and explain that these irritated and dismissive people are not being unreasonable, they’re just wrong.   Bread of Life is a ministry of Joel Van Hoogen and the Bread of Life Fellowship in Boise. You can tune in each weekday at 12:00 pmRead More →

Summary If you are a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, you have a claim that you make and probably have. It is the historic claim of those with an evangelical faith. You claim to have a personal relationship with God. Did you know that that claim causes some people to dismiss you and that it even irritates some? It does, and we’ll explain why and explain that these irritated and dismissive people are not being unreasonable, they’re just wrong.   Bread of Life is a ministry of Joel Van Hoogen and the Bread of Life Fellowship in Boise. You can tune in each weekday at 12:00 pmRead More →

Summary While exploring the text for today, we take into consideration the declaration that the Christian has a personal relationship with God. Today we try to understand why it is that Christians should make such a claim and yet often if we’re honest with ourselves, feel as if that relationship is not fully realized. Today, Pastor Joel Van Hoogen takes listeners through 1 John 1:1-3.   Bread of Life is a ministry of Joel Van Hoogen and the Bread of Life Fellowship in Boise. You can tune in each weekday at 12:00 pm to listen. Previous Post:  Desire for a Personal Relationship With God Pt. 2  || Read More →

Summary While exploring the text for today, we take into consideration the declaration that the Christian has a personal relationship with God. Today we try to understand why it is that Christians should make such a claim and yet often if we’re honest with ourselves, feel as if that relationship is not fully realized. Today, Pastor Joel Van Hoogen takes listeners through 1 John 1:1-3.   Bread of Life is a ministry of Joel Van Hoogen and the Bread of Life Fellowship in Boise. You can tune in each weekday at 12:00 pm to listen. Previous Post:  Desire for a Personal Relationship With God Pt. 1  || Read More →

Summary While exploring the text for today, we take into consideration the declaration that the Christian has a personal relationship with God. Today we try to understand why it is that Christians should make such a claim and yet often if we’re honest with ourselves, feel as if that relationship is not fully realized. Today, Pastor Joel Van Hoogen takes listeners through 1 John 1:1-3.   Bread of Life is a ministry of Joel Van Hoogen and the Bread of Life Fellowship in Boise. You can tune in each weekday at 12:00 pm to listen. Previous Post:  Reconciliation Pt. 3 ||  Next Post: Desire for a Personal RelationshipRead More →

Grace and Truth

The Bible says that God has offered us a way to experience genuine soul freedom. Nevertheless, many choose the bondage of shame and guilt, or empty pride and try to bolster their own importance in this world. It’s an awful place to live. Yet so many people, even Christians, choose to live there. How can someone experience all the sunshine and ocean breezes that God promises when He speaks of PEACE, FREEDOM, & JOY?Read More →