Hope in God “Is anything too hard for the Lord” (Genesis 18:14).

One student did not share the sense of encouragement and empowerment. We talked together for a few minutes at the close of the day. My young friend was from Korea where he had lived all his life. For his lifetime, the demilitarized zone dividing his homeland. “It is hard to hope and have faith when I see my broken country.” We pray together. I asked him to meet me before class the next day.

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NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for STUDENTS!

  NEW My Soul Purpose AUDIO BOOK for Students! Read by the author, Richard Leslie Parrott. Professor Parrott has a heart for his students.  He…

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The Lord is My Pace-Setter

  Years ago I came across a wonderful little piece.  It’s a Japanese paraphrase of the most familiar of Psalms.  You can find it in…

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“Give Thanks To The Lord, His Love Endures Forever”

Join Dr Parrott as he leads us in one of his favorite passages, Psalm 107. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his…

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The Demands of Freedom, Galatians 5:24-6:18

“The Demands of Freedom.” Rescue. That is a powerful word. It indicates we are “enslaved” or “trapped” or “under the influence or control of” something…

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Christ, and Christ Alone!

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as Crucified.

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John 3:16, For Cheryl Hales Memorial

These are grand words and we must be careful with them. Be careful with the word parish. It means death. It certainly looks like Cheryl has died. In Christ, we have a new set of eyes. In Christ, death is not a dead end street but an open door to a new life in God. Death is entrance into the presence of God, perfect and full. Death in Christ is hope for the day when the whole world will be made new in Jesus.

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Grandpa’s Bible – A True Story

Just about five years ago, Dr. Floyd Perkins, Nazarene Missionary and Bible College Professor, passed away. Dr. Perkins affected my life when he was my guide and host on a trip to Mozambique, 40 years ago. The story comes from one of his granddaughters.

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Give us this day our daily bread…

Lord, I can change the way I spend and, to some degree, the way I earn. But, the deeper change is more challenging. Daily bread becomes an obsession. It becomes something to fret over. It quickly is all consuming. This is an issue of presence; its presence in my thoughts and fears can be cancerous. The worries of daily bread start to eat me alive.

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Friends of Koinonia (Dr. Parrott’s Sunday School Class) President’s weekly Email

I must claim that last Sunday’s class was an answer to prayer. If you were not there, class began promptly; Dr. Parrott spoke about Paul’s message to the church in Galatia concerning being saved by grace alone; Dr. Parrott entertained some questions, comments, and discussion; and then the class shared announcements and prayer concerns before being dismissed right on time. It was all great. You see, I had asked God for just such a miraculous balance. The balance, like our visitors, confirmed the spiritual health of our small group. PTL.

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