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Lydia: The Christian Capitalist

posted by chadhovind

Few women practiced Godonomics better than Lydia. Her story from the book of acts is an example of a leader, an entrepreneur, a successful business builder, and mother. She produces a high end product (a seller of purple material) to […]

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Godonomics: A Pastor and Rabbi Agree (God loves Capitalism)

posted by chadhovind

I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. This article was written by a Rabbi affirming the Old Testament’s support of Free Market Capitalism. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203806504577179303330474134.html Here’s a paragraph: More than any other nation, the United States was founded […]

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Rich and Poor BOTH Need The Gospel

posted by chadhovind

One of my favorite artists is a woman named Joan Steiner who composes “normal” scenes from everyday household items. Here is one example: If you zoom in, you see the towers are recorders. The bushes are turnips. The walls are […]

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God’s Overwhelming Strength In Tragedy: How grace plus capitalism changed a little girl forever

posted by chadhovind

A couple of months ago, almost 1200 volunteers, children, families, and neighbors from our church packed over 318,000 meals for starving children around the world. This outpouring was motivated by the grace of God to minister to Christ Himself because […]

What Religion Am I? Smorgasbord Spirituality

posted by chadhovind

Many people wonder what religion they are. Beliefnet has a slick tool for figuring it out called the belief-o-matic. If you want a shorter and simpler version before trying that out, this little quiz might help. Our church has been […]

The Incarnation is an Invitation to Give

posted by chadhovind

  As we think back on the holidays, many of us will think of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree- -remembering a time when “less-is-more” could be more meaningful. We might even remember Linus and Lucy reading from Luke 2 as we […]

Why didn’t God stop the tornadoes?

posted by chadhovind

The devastation in the news seems to get worse and worse.  Earthquakes are increasing. Tornadoes have been sweeping through the alley at a record pace.   Why do bad things happen to good people? The financial cost is devastation to towns, families, […]

Are You in the Dark?

posted by chadhovind

   A few recent sermons about helping those who are hurting 04/15/12 “Who Adopts?” (Beth Guckenberger) 04/08/12 Easter “Stained Glass Savior” (Chad) 04/01/12 “Who Provides?” (Chad Hovind) 03/25/12 “Who Cares?” (Doug Daily) 03/18/12 “Who Remembers?” (Chad Hovind) 03/11/12 “Who Feeds?” (Chad Hovind) 03/04/12 “Who Sees?” (Chad Hovind) […]

Conditioned Hopelessness

posted by chadhovind

  Recently I shared a seven part series about God’s call to help the forgotten, poor, and downtrodden. 03/04/12 “Who Sees?” (Chad Hovind)     When you think about all the needs in the world, it’s hard to not get overwhelmed. […]

Look Up

posted by chadhovind

There was a powerful man from the Bible and ancient history named Cyrus. He was a leader. A ruler. A mover and a shaker. He ruled the Empire of Persia around 600 BC . And even he had this longing […]

Jesus….the Best Gift ever

posted by chadhovind

If anything the last year has shown us is that nothing is certain.  The only certain thing is that… there is nothing certain. Few things can be counted on concretely.  Few things live up to their claims.  Remember that scene […]

Jesus Christ Was Rich, But Gave It All Up to Rescue You and I This Christmas

posted by chadhovind

Fearful Generosity Do you remember cooties?   Both the toy and the imaginary disease girls or boys had in school.   No one wants “cooties.”   We are scared of them.  We are fearful of the unknown and unseen.  Many of us have […]

Gracious Generosity: The Best Gift this Christmas

posted by chadhovind

Ever feel like Christmas has become too commercialized?  It’s more about getting than giving? This is the second Christmas since Beth’s grandmother passed away.  She was a woman of few words.  She served others to show her love. She grew […]

Christmas is About a God Who Was Sent to Help Us When We are in a World of Pain

posted by chadhovind

  A WORLD OF PAIN Matthew 2:13-23 doesn’t seem very “Christmas-y”.  When we think of Christmas, we think of love, peace, joy, food, child in pretty manger, etc.   But in our study of Matthew 2, we are reminded of the […]

Mr. Potato Head

posted by chadhovind

We will talk about the winner of a fight or an argument by saying, “he had the last laugh.”  God says that He will have the last laugh. Not just him, but his son Jesus, the “One” who is enthroned […]

Christmas is the Arrival of Superman

posted by chadhovind

If anything the last year has shown us is that nothing is certain.  The only certain thing is that… there is nothing certain. Few things can be counted on concretely.  Few things live up to their claims.  Remember that scene […]

Doubts are normal: God Offers Christmas Evidence to Strengthen Christmas Faith

posted by chadhovind

Christmas Faith is Strengthened through Christmas Evidence.   The Bible offers The Bible Offers evidence to Strengthen our Confidence in Christ’s claims, birth, and final work.  Hundreds of years prior to His arrival, prophets laid out specific details of the Messiah’s birth.  Studying these prophetic predictions strengthens our confidence in God, His power, His wisdom, and His timeless plan. Doubts Are Natural: Do you ever have moments where you wonder… “Is this all really true?  Am I really sure that I haven’t placed my eternal destiny into a story about a talking snake and a magical Resurrection? Do you ever hear all the theories from different religions and philosophies and wonder if Jesus is really… the ONLY way to God?   With the pressure of multi-culturalism and relativism in our culture… Isn’t only natural to at least wonder? As you approach the holidays, it’s easy to see real life pain and allow doubt to creep into your life: Your son and daughter-in-law are struggling with infertility, your mom is dying… Your grandfather passed away this past year… You got a medical report, Audit notice, or pink slip… just in time for the Holidays….   Whatever the “thing” was or is, it has you doubting God’s love. God’s presence. And God’s plan.   Michael Jordan is a friend who has been attending our church for about a year. He would call himself a skeptic or maybe an explorer. I interviewed him on stage last January. He shared his doubts about faith and God stem from the hypocrisy of church people over the years.   However, he has been coming, listening, watching.   He even decided to go on our Belize mission trip last year and is planning to go again this year.  We were at a lunch a few weeks ago and he shared some interesting “coincidence” that have him thinking about his doubts.   As a boat lover who sold high end racing boats for years, it was a big deal for him to go to Belize and miss the annual boat show he attended faithfully for 20 years, but he went.   As a medical supply company he often has supplies in his bag.  He had several tools in his bag used to check a patient’s blood.  He pulled them all out of the bag. He even turned the bag upside down to dump them out.   He filled his bag with toys and candy for the kids.   As […]

THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS: GOD IS NEAR

posted by chadhovind

Jesus came into the darkness. And He didn’t come as a king or warrior or prince. He didn’t come to the big city, the palaces, or the triumphal places. No!  He comes to the forgotten places. He comes to the […]

Where Does a Mother Go to Resign?

posted by chadhovind

Where Does a Mother Go to Resign? I.  BIBLICAL ANSWERS FOR DEPRESSION Serious mental illnesses (SMIs), which afflict about 6% of American adults, cost society $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year, according to findings published in this month’s American Journal […]

Strong Communication (pt. 1)

posted by chadhovind

This morning we are looking at prayer and meditation.  Meditation may conjure up images in your mind of yoga, someone crossing their hands and feet and saying “ohmmm” or Gregorian chants…but none of those are examples of what the Bible […]

How Christians Peacefully Toppled The Stronghold of Communism in Poland

posted by chadhovind

I read  a fascinating article about how Christ’s liberty, the Gospel, and the Four Spiritual Laws began the peaceful revolution against communion in Poland.  This underground and peaceful revolution undermined the lies of socialism, communism, and Marxism.  While the Gospel […]

What Does Baptism Mean? The Greatest Lifeguard Story Ever…

posted by chadhovind

Baptism is a celebration of God’s work as the cosmic lifeguard.   Baptism is a public chance to thank God for rescuing us from drowning in our own self-centered lives. A writer of the Psalms said it this way: Psalms […]

How to Delight in Your Children by Recognizing Their God-Given BEND

posted by chadhovind

There was a man whose father was Nate Saint. He was a Christian and a famous martyr who died when his son was young by a group of natives in Ecuador who murdered him.  His wife went back into that […]

How to Delight in Your Children By Seeing Them as a God-Given Mercedes Benz

posted by chadhovind

II. Modify Your Parenting Bend Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Train Up by Stimulating Natural Instincts The Hebrew word hanakh means “to […]

Why the Rich Need the Gospel More Than Anyone

posted by chadhovind

The Rich need to glory in the Gospel, not their goodies James has advice for the rich. He writes, “But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position …” (James 1:10). Who are these rich James […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) How to Develop Your Child’s Conscience

posted by chadhovind

God wants to develop our internal Navigation as well as help you develop you children’s. A well trained conscience helps a child know right from wrong, keep from being governed by their appetites (anger, overspending, greed, lust, etc), and how […]

GPS (God’s Parenting System) How Do You Train a Child’s Heart?

posted by chadhovind

I love my son Javan.  He is about to be 12.  He is one of the most tender-hearted, creative thinker, and hilarious people I know.   This year we decided to move to a new house and with that, we were […]

Orphans are Hiding Hamburgers in their Mattresses and Need Radical Generosity

posted by chadhovind

My youngest son is adopted.  His birth-mother met with my wife and I last weekend. She has another child that she chose to keep.  We’ve kept in contact over the past two years and tried to help her.   We […]

Goderosity: The Call to God-sized Generosity

posted by chadhovind

Why would God want people to make money?  Why are there so many verses about being prosperous?  These are the verses televangelists use to manipulate people into “vows of faith” and money grabs.    These snake oil salesmen approach assume […]

Depressed About the Economy? Go Help Your Neighbor.

posted by chadhovind

The historian Josephus noted that Christians were radically generous, while Romans didn’t share any of their wealth with anyone. Christ-followers were so taken that their Savior who was rich became poor to make them rich in God, that they willingly […]

Bill Cunningham Interviews Chad Hovind on Godonomics

posted by chadhovind

Bill Cunningham interviewed me recently on his radio show asking about God’s perspective on economics.  Here is what I said. For more information, check out the first 30 minute video of Godonomics free at http://www.godonomics.com/watch-session-1  

The End of the World is Today? Join C.S. Lewis’s bus ride from heaven to hell

posted by chadhovind

For weeks we’ve endured something worse than Harold Camping’s end of days predictions. We heard Obama and Boehner warn us that -if we don’t keep spending- the world will end, senior citizens will go broke, and the poor will revolt. Now that […]

SPAM: Real Hope During Difficult Times

posted by chadhovind

The economy continues gasping for air.   Credit cards continue to be used to buy essentials like food and groceries according to Bloomberg.  The inflation caused by the Federal Reserves devaluing our dollar makes prices go up on food as […]

Christ Crushed Marxism in a Russian Prison by Proclaiming LIBERTY!

posted by chadhovind

Inscribed on the Liberty Bell are the words of Leviticus 25:10: “Proclaim liberty to all the inhabitants of the land.” This phrase was a reminder that what brought prosperity to our history and nation is God’s commandment to teach and […]

The Only Way Out of Debt is to “Kill the Wabbit”

posted by chadhovind

Biblical teaching about economics goes deep into our heart. The Bible says that until we place God at the center of our lives, and acknowledge that He is the source of our approval and identity, we will constantly be chasing […]

What Would Jesus Say to Anthony Weiner, the Underwear Model?

posted by chadhovind

Chris Matthews said that Weiner was in trouble because his behavior offends ‘culturally backward’ Christian conservatives.   Hmmmmm?     If being offended by someone texting their “birthday suit” and undies to women they’re not married to is backward, then […]

Harold Camping was Right!! May 21 Doomsday

posted by chadhovind

  The headline we’ll never see; “Harold Camping was Right! Judgment Day occurred on May 21, 2011″ Many people have focused on Camping’s errors -which is understandable since there are so many to choose from. However, I’d like to focus […]

National “Make Fun of Christians’ View of the End Times” Day

posted by chadhovind

I too am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st.  As a Bible believer, it was clear that his predictions were more science […]

I performed the funeral for a 17 year old with cancer

posted by chadhovind

Today was a long day. It began with a phone call to a father who sobbed over the phone as we disguised final funeral arrangements. His 17 year old son passed away a few days earlier. I met Mitch back […]

Scrooge McDuck, Wall-E, and Radical Generosity

posted by chadhovind

Remember Scrooge McDuck swimming in his vault of gold coins. It’s easy to demonize Mr McDuck and his lack of generosity, instead of looking in the mirror at the Scrooge in your own heart. By this time tomorrow, 187,000 meals […]

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