He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

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The Deafening Sound of Silence

Pastor Joe Robbe | Portland Mount Hope Church

What do you think of the sound of silence? Does it scare you or do you welcome it?

I think most people would agree that silence has its place, but too much of it can be unnerving. But how much is too much? And how much is too little? In a world of constant noise, silence has become a rare commodity. Many of us live in a constant state of ‘background’ noise. You know what I am talking about; we always have to have the radio, TV or music playing in the background of our lives. Some background noise is fine, but chances are most of us are not getting enough silence in our lives.

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Whatcha Thinking?

Pastor Joe Robbe | Portland Mount Hope Church

Quiet people intrigue me. They are a mysterious bunch. I often wonder what they are thinking. It fascinates me that they can think so much, yet say so little.
The Bible has a lot to say about how we think. Our thoughts shape our words, actions and attitudes. They shape our worldview and determine the course of our life. Even though a quiet person may not say much, their actions and attitudes ultimately reveal what they are thinking.

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