Faith and Fellowship
Anchor of Hope Community Church in Stanwood, Washington

Faith and Fellowship

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  1. John the Baptist’s disciples asked of Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” (Matthew 11:3) The prophet John, the one man who should have known beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus was the Messiah, wonders if he’s been wrong all along. It’s one thing for […]
  2. Matthew 13 contains more of Jesus’ parables than any other chapter in the New Testament. The Greek word for “parable” is parabole, from two smaller words: the preposition para, meaning “alongside,” and bole, which is related to the verb ballo, meaning “to throw or cast.” So a parable is a story Jesus told using the […]
  3. Through a glorious string of kingdom parables and explanations, CLB Biennial Convention 2018 attendees found life and were reminded of our place in the kingdom of God. The last parable in this string is found in Matthew 13:51-52. “‘Have you understood all these things?’ Jesus asked. ‘Yes,’ they replied. He said to them, ‘Therefore every […]
  4. The book of Psalms is filled with so many memorable and meaningful psalms: “As the deer pants for streams of water…” (Psalm 42:1); “The Lord is my shepherd…” (Psalm 23:1), just to cite a couple. These are the psalms which have endeared this book to so many throughout the millennia. And then, there are those […]
  5. If you have ever played Checkers, then you’ve probably been frustrated by the limited movement of the stones (the pieces). The stones move in one direction. They cannot move to the left or to the right, nor can they turn back. Their only option is straight across the board. Life, apart from Christ, is like […]