Pastor Hogan

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A Simple Contrast

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,so that everyone who believes in him may not perishbut may have eternal life.John 3:16      This Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those that have died for our country praying for those with the empty seat at the picnic table, let us …

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For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit

(Romans 14:17)       During the Season of Easter, I have been using the theme of joy in my articles.  As I’ve been thinking about Joy during this time, I’ve realized that most Christians simply forego the life of joy that God gives to us.  Simply we get caught up in other things.      In the …

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The Great Joy of Motherhood

When a woman is about to give birth, she is in great pain.But after it is all over, she forgets the pain and is happy,because she has brought a child into the world. (John 16:21) Jesus says this in the Upper Room on the night he has betrayed.  He is talking about how our experience …

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Weeping and Joy

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5)For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime.      In the Easter Season we worship the Risen Christ that has conquered death, sorrow, and suffering.  Yet the realities of living this life confront us with …

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