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Can you help Hope Christian Counseling?

If you can help us financially, big or small, we would be so grateful and we give our word that we’ll be as faithful in using your gift as you were in giving it.

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Hope Counseling / Dec 2018

Friends and loved ones, Martha Jo and I are very excited about the upcoming year.  As many of you know, we resigned our positions from Surfside Presbyterian Church this past August.  As we consider what ministry Christ will call us to next, we are both convinced that a large part of our ministry will include Christian counseling and discipleship.  This ministry will be called Hope Christian Counseling.

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Devotional Study Guide

Bible - King Jesus

We offer an online Devotional Study Guide that will accompany the video series, “Christian Discipleship and King Jesus.”  Each video lesson will have four to five devotionals that will Biblically affirm and unpack the teaching in the video. Continue reading “Devotional Study Guide”

1a: The Yoke of Christ

Use with Video 1 / ​Learning to Depend on King Jesus  Yoke of Oxen

Read: Matthew 11:25-30
25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; Continue reading “1a: The Yoke of Christ”

1b: A Living Sacrifice of Love

Use with Video 1: / Learning to Depend on King Jesus     IMG_8771

Read: Romans 12:1
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

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Valley of Vision Prayer Series

Discipleship Resource Valley of VisionRefreshment from the Valley of Vision

One of the things we offer on Hope Discipleship, is re-writing a selection of prayers taken from ”The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions.”

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1 / Valley of Vision

Valley of VisionAdapted from “Valley of Vision”, Valley of Vision – p. 1

Lord, High and Holy, meek and lowly,
You have brought me to the Valley of Vision,
Where I live in the depths that I might see You in the heights;
Where I am hemmed in by mountains of sin, I behold Your glory.

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2 / Fountain of Everything Good

God.  You are the fountain of everything that is good.Valley of Vision

And yet there is in me the desire
to imagine myself to be this fountain, instead of you
In my sin, I imagine myself to be a god –
self-dependent, self-powered, and self-glorified
This estimation of myself needs to die

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7 / Beautiful Attractive God

Valley of VisionMy God, Your grace is like a magnet – drawing me to all that is truly attractive. And what I find truly attractive is most beautiful in you.

  • I am attracted to honor and rejoicing – I find these things most beautiful in you
  • I am attracted to glory and virtue – I find these things most beautiful in you
  • I am attracted to seeing the hand of Deity in the created world – I find these things most beautiful in you as I see you speaking, acting, filling, and shining forth in all that you have made.

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8 / Mover of My Soul

O Triune God,Valley of Vision
You are the Mover of my soul.
Without you – my soul, my heart, my affections –
All these would still be unmoved, unyielding, and following their natural courses to drown in a barren sea
But God, being rich in merciful love –
You woke me up. You moved the soul in me.

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