Category Archives: Jesus

Good News – Love of God And Love Of Neighbor Will Prevail

Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-33) in response to a question asked by some religious leaders. They ask Jesus, ” what is the greatest commandment?”. Jesus answers that there are two – “love God and love your neighbor … Continue reading

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God Offers Us An Eternal Inheritance

Before I retired from serving as a full-time United Methodist pastor, I made a list of major projects I wanted to pursue in retirement. One of these major projects was the geneology of my wife (Joan) and myself. My brother and some of … Continue reading

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Participate With God In Bringing The Peace, Love, And Joy Of Jesus To The World

Recently, my son, Rev. Raymond A. Gough, pastor of New Limerick Baptist Church in Maine, wrote the following paragraph on Facebook: As I was vacuuming today I was reminded of James 2:26 says, “As the body without the spirit is dead, … Continue reading

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What God Wants To Be Done, Will Be Done – In God’s time And God’s Way

When I was ordained and began serving as a fulltime United Methodist pastor I was advised that United Methodist pastors are expected to take an annual week for a personal spiritual renewal retreat. At first I used that time to … Continue reading

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Another Personal Example of Hope Fulfilled – Part 2

Here’s another Hope Fulfilled story from my personal journal. This was written 15 years ago, a few days after my second Easter Sunday worship service at the church I was then serving as pastor. This journal entry is about that service. … Continue reading

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People Are Looking For Jesus, Even If They Don’t Realize It

For about a year, I have been putting off replacing my hot water heater. The one I have is working okay, but it has probably been in my house for about 20 years. Better to replace now, than be faced … Continue reading

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Lent – A Time to Confess and Repent

Thanks for visiting our web-site. We also invite you to view our other web-site Ray of Hope Ministries On-Line Bible Study http://www.rohmbible.wordpress.com We have also published the book shown below in the form of an e–book. We invite you to read, … Continue reading

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