New Beginnings

Pastor Joe Robbe | Portland Mount Hope Church

[dropcap2]H[/dropcap2]appy New Year! A new year brings with it new hope and fresh optimism. It’s a new beginning of sorts. I am so thankful that God gives a new beginning to all who belong to Him.

Gotta Have Heart!

Pastor Joe Robbe | Portland Mount Hope Church

[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he closer Christmas gets the more some people will struggle with the “holiday blues”. There are many things that can trigger the blues; remembering the loss of a loved one, financial hardship, family feuds or simply the stress of buying gifts. People with the blues can sink into discouragement, depression and even despair.

Knowing the Final Outcome

Pastor Joe Robbe | Portland Mount Hope Church

[dropcap2]I[/dropcap2]have a confession to make. I am a lifelong Detroit Lions fan. I still remember when Tom Dempsey kicked a record setting field goal to beat the Detroit Lions. That was 1970! Through the years of following the Lions there have been plenty of emotions spent; heartache, frustration, disgust, joy, excitement (Barry Sanders years), even anger (If you’re a Lions fan you know exactly what I am talking about!).

The Prophetic Voice

Pastor Joe Robbe | Portland Mount Hope Church

[dropcap2]I[/dropcap2]n my last blog, I shared three ways that God speaks to us; through His Spirit, through His Word and through His prophets. Today, we are going to look more closely at how God speaks through His prophets. In light of all that is happening in the world today, it is important that we understand the role of the prophetic voice.