Author Archives: Pastor Steve

About Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve Hodges is an ordained minister, pastoring a church in central Virginia.

Attitude of Gratitude

Colossians 1:12 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 24, 2019 [Paul wrote to the faithful in Colossae] “Giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.” “Research shows … Continue reading

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People Get Ready

Luke 65:17 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 17, 2019 [Thus says the Lord God,] “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” We live … Continue reading

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You’re Alive

Luke 20:38 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 10, 2019 [Jesus said to some Sadducees,] “Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.” “You dead to me,” … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

Luke 6:21b (NRSV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – Nov. 1, 2019 [Jesus said to his disciples,] “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” Today, November 1, is Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, in Mexico, … Continue reading

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Listen Up

Luke 16:19-20 (ESV) “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores.”        The rich man … Continue reading

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Squanderers All

Luke 16:1-3(ESV) 1He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that … Continue reading

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Grace Overflowing

1 Timothy 1:13-14 (ESV)  “Though formerly I (Paul) was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love … Continue reading

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Disown It

Luke 14:33 (ESV) “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” We treasure our possessions. Self-storage facilities are popping up everywhere. Self-storage, “Rentable space – such as lockers, garages, or … Continue reading

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The Enduring Cistern

Jeremiah 2:13 (ESV) For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water. “The trouble with good advice is that it … Continue reading

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Look to Yourself

(Luke 13:12-13 (ESV))  When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. Albert … Continue reading

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