"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
Today, I want to share how being aware of what people are going through and being sensitive to their pain enables us to love as Jesus did. I want to talk about how we can become a life-giving presence in relationships with others — be gentle. In our world, it seems that we have gotten more and more harsh with each other. Whether in politics or religion, people have become violent in their rhetoric and language. When we get in a fight with our spouse or get angry at the guy who cut us off in traffic, many of us tend to respond angrily and with a mean spirit...
Keep Your Eyes on the Promised Land This Week's Episode
This week, Pastor Bobby encourages you to keep your eyes on the horizon. Set before yourself long-term goals that will pull you through the tough times and watch what God can do with today’s message, “Keep Your Eyes on the Promised Land.” Our interview guest is Jose Rodriguez. Jose is the founder and CEO of Rescue a Generation, Inc., which aims to reach struggling students who, due to unfortunate circumstances, find themselves not doing well in school or at home. His new book, Rescue a Generation: Reaching the Least, the Last, and Lost, looks at how we can help those who need direction and belonging. Special music is provided by Sean Oliu. Sean was named one of the top influencers in Orange County, and performs as both Cantor to his local congregation and to hundreds of thousands of viewers through Club Mickey Mouse. Today, he performs “Good Morning Mercy” and “Stand in Your Love," accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. Finally, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Great is Thy Faithfulness." They are accompanied by Dr. Philip Hoch on the piano, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra. We hope you'll join us for this hour of inspiration!
Be Thankful for God’s Goodness in New Beginnings! This Week's Offer
As we think about the year ahead, let us be reminded that with it comes all the hopes, dreams, goals, resolutions, and plans that a new year brings. Every new beginning holds unlimited potential and a host of God-sized possibilities. Recognizing that every day is a gift from God, we have some very special offers that will encourage you to give thanks all year long. For your gift of $20 or more, we will send you the Hour of Power 2023 “New Beginnings” Calendar. This 13-month pictorial 2023 calendar for your home or office will celebrate every day and month as a gift from God, with its comforting and enriching scripture. Then, for your gift of $65 or more, we will send you the 2023 Calendar,along with the exceptionally-designed 2023 “Give Thanks”Executive Planner. Created for those who love to plan, this floral and teal faux-leather planner has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from an executive planner. The planner allows three convenient ways to schedule your life — daily, monthly, or yearly. A zippered closure keeps all loose items secure. Included are several pages for note-taking, a handy Scripture Guide, and suggestions for a one-year Bible Reading Plan.