Giving Out of Your Poverty
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Gospel lesson from Mark 12:38-44 where Jesus honors the great gift of the poor widow. In this lesson the poor widow gave her all. Is giving your all which is provided by your Lord and Savior part of your christian life?
It's About the Name
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the New Testament lesson 1John 3:1-3 where God the Father lavishes love on his people that we should be called children of God. His gift of Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection is our living hope. Everyone who has this hope in Jesus purifies himself, just as He is pure. Is there any other name (Jesus Christ) in the universe by which man can be saved??
You Lack One Thing
Reverened Ralph Hough talks about the Gospel lesson from Mark 10:17-22 where Jesus responds to a man seeking to inherit eternal life. This man had great wealth and followed the commandments but, he needed validation he was good to go to inherit eternal life. Is your life lacking anything for you to inherit eternal life?
Marriage is By God's Desighn or Receiving the Gift as God has Give
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Gospel Lesson Mark 10:2-16 which is partially printed below: 2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 “What did Moses command you?” he replied. 4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” 5 “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. 6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” If sin is the root, are sins the fruit?
It's Hard to Sin When You are Praying for Others
Reverend Ralph Hough delivers the Bible lesson message of James 5:13-20. Prayer keeps you focused on the right and true. Also, prayer is as much for your good as it is seeking the good of others. Is prayer part of your christian life?
Encountering Jesus Daily
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the gospel lesson Mark 9:30-37 where the disciples are arguing about who was the greatest amoung them. Jesus tells them "if anyone wants to be first, he (she) must be the very last, and a servant to all". What are we consumed with, serving others or serving ourselves?
Only by Prayer
Reverend Ralph Hough talks on the Gospel Lesson Mark 9:14-29 where Jesus casts out a spirit while the disciples were not able to drive out the spirit. The disiples came to Jesus privately and asked why they were not able to drive the sprit away. Jesus replied "this kind can come out only by prayer". Can evil forces in our lives be dealt with any other way than prayer?
A Labor of Love for Mankind
Reverend Ralph speaks about the Bible lesson Psalm 119:129-136 where we find the Psalmist long to obey God's Word because it is good for him. Do you long for God's Word to bring you to eternal life? Or do you want to do it your way which always leads to eternal death?
God Looks Down or When Fools Are Found Out
Reverend Ralph Hough speaks on the Bible Lesson Psalm 14 where we find the Psalmist is saying "the fool says in his heart there is no God". Being surounded by notable people publicly stating there is no God, how do we keep our hearts and minds from the "no God" mantra and from destroying life with Jesus?
The State of God's Children Pt2
Reverend Ralph Hough continues to speak on the Bible lesson Psalm 34:12-22 (last week was Pt 1) where we find the Psalmist saying God does deliver those who put their trust in Him in good times and troubled times. Are you living in the profound strength of God's Word?
The State of God's Children Pt 1
Reverend Ralph Hough speaks on Psalm 34 where the Psalmist extols the Lord for delivering him from all fears and life's issues. Christ is always doing active work in the hearts of His people. Everyday is a day we choose who to serve. Is your choice your Lord and Savior or something else?
Fashioned By God For God
Reverend Ralph Hough speaks on the Bible lesson Psalm 139 where the Psalmist praises God for knowing every detail about his physical abilities and mental thoughts. Today is no different, God knows all about you He was forming you in your mother's womb. Our relationship with God is one of the most important relationships you will ever have. Do you want a relationship with your Lord and Savior?
Pastures of Grace Green
Reverend Ralph Hough discusses the "Shepherd's Psalm" (Psalm 23) where we find the Psalmist calling God his Shepherd. By following the Shepherd goodness and love will follow me. In this world there are a lot of helpful people and not so helpful people, the real question is who will you follow through this life and into eternity.
Righteousness in Our Footsteps
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Bible lesson Psalm 85:1-13, where we find the psalmist asking God to forgive His people, set aside His wrath, and restore His people. Do our sins require us to daily be restored?
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Bible Lesson Psalm 30 where we find David giving God high praise for not putting him down into the grave for disobedence. Have you ever escaped a close call which could have resulted in death? What should your respone be to God?
From the Gracious Hand of God
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about Psalm 33 where we find the psalmist praising God for unfailing love of the earth. The nation Seeking to know God in every way will be blessed. How are the nations of the world doing?
Summer of Good News
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Bible lesson Psalm 124 where we find the Psalmist telling Israel God is on our side otherwise Israel would have been swept away. In our own lives, if God is not on our side we would be swept away from the trials of life. Are you a builder or a wrecker of your faith which wil last to eternity or not?
Planted by Grace to Prosper in Grace
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about Psalm 1 where the Psalmist is telling us "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, but his delight is in the law of the Lord. All that he does, he prospers". Can any man or woman do anything worth while without God's help?
With Forgiveneness There is Hope
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Bible lesson Psalm 130 where we find David asking us that if God kept a record of our sins who could stand? But, with with God there is forgiveness and hope. Can forgivness draw you closer to God?
God's Gifts in Worship
Reverend Ralph Hough discusses the Bible lesson of Psalm 81 where worship and deliverance for Israel is set out by God. When we come to church and worship what should be in our hearts and minds?
The One-der of God's Love in Full Diisplay!
Reverend Ralph Hough speaking about the Gospel lesson John 3:1-17 where we find Jesus telling Nicodemus he must be born again. No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he (she) is born of water and the Spirit. Is this possible?
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Gospel lesson John 15:26-27; 16:7-15 where we find Jesus saying the Counselor sent by the Father will testify about me. Ths is the first promise of the Holy Spirit being sent. There are more promises made about the Holy Spirit, what are they?
Before the Blessing Comes
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about what we should be doing while we wait for God's promises to come pass.
Talk About Great!
Reverend Ralph Hough discusses the Gospel Lesson John 15:9-17. Jesus reminds us He calls us friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. Also, he gives the command "love each other". There is no greater love than to lay down your life for his friends as Jesus has done for us. Are you His friend?
Christ is Seen in Our Fruits
Reverend @Ralph Hough discusses the Gospel lesson John 15:1-8 where Jesus is telling us "if a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing". How are we connected to Jesus?
The Shepherd to Follow
Reverend Ralph Hough discusses three bible lessons Acts 4:1-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-21 where we find the very cornerstone of the christian faith (these bible verses are available at http://www.ourdaphnechurch.org/bulletin/ ) Every person will face death at some point. The question must be asked by everyone, is Salvation found in anything or any other name under heaven given to men (people) by which we must be saved? That name is Jesus Christ!
Everything For Us Has Been Fulfilled!
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Gospel Lesson Luke 24:36-49 where we find disciples being startled when Jesus appears among them. Jesus tells them "you are witnesses of these things" (life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ). Also, as written by the prophets everything must be fulfilled. Is the scripture still being fulfilled today?
Peace! Now Go!
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the Gospel Lesson John 20:19-31 where we find the disciple Thomas not believing Christ has risen and is alive. Thomas said unless I see nail marks in his hands and put my hand into His side, I will not believe. If the disciples did not believe and do what Christ commanded of them, where would the church be today? What does this mean for us today?
Reverend Ralph Hough delivers Easter message. Are you satisfied with what Christ has done for you? Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection guarantees satisfation!!
Anything Else Will Get You Nowhere!
Reverend Ralph Hough talks about the only way to eternal life is through Jesus. The Disciple Peter recognized this when Jesus asked do you want to go away from me as well? Peter responed "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life". What are these words of eternal life?