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Good Morning Gang -

It is a rather dark and really chilly Sunday Morning here in beautiful Southern Oregon.

But it's going to be bright and warm tonight for me ...

... for I will be tuning in to Hope Generation at 7:00 p.m. to take in another dose-of-hope!

Hope Generation is the new nationally televised program featuring the preaching ministry of my son Benjamin.

The program is beautifully produced and powerfully proclaims the promises and precepts of The God of Hope (Romans 15:13).

I am delighted to invite you to tune in tonight (Sunday Night at 7:00pm PST) and take a look at the live program being aired. Here's the info:

*World Harvest Television -WHT
SUNDAY @ 7pm PST/ 10pm EST
•DirecTV channel 367
•On Roku
•On Apple TV
•On cable TV stations around the country
•Watch Live @

•Or simply "Watch Live" on the home page from

Hope Generation also airs nationally on Friday mornings on Dish Network.

Here's the info for the Friday Broadcast:

Friday @ 8am PST/11am EST on FETV:
Dish Network Channel 82
and AT&T U-verse Channel 51
(FETV is also carried on dozens of cable systems nationwide)

Now to give you an idea of the program, you can watch last week's episode at any time by simply clicking on to the following:

And "May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing..." (Rom.15:13)

Amen and amen!


Daily Devotional
December 6
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Deuteronomy 12:31–32
“It’s not that simple,” the cultist says to the believer. “You can’t come boldly before the throne of grace. You’ve got to prove your sincerity.”

In Moses’ day, the Canaanites proved they were sincere seekers of their gods by literally burning their sons and daughters. Five-foot-high iron idols dedicated to Molech were constructed with a hole in them in which a fire would burn, causing the idol to become incandescent. Sincere worshipers would place their firstborn child on the red-hot arms of these idols in the valley of Tophet, also known as the valley of Gehenna, which is another name for hell.

Every cult and false religion is based upon man working his way up the ladder of sincerity, good works, and obedience to a system. Christianity alone is not based upon man working up to God, but God reaching down to man. “For by grace are ye saved,” Paul declares. And what is grace? It is unmerited, undeserved, unearned favor. It is a gift of God, not of works (Ephesians 2:8–9).

What must a man do to be saved? Simply believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:30–31). Period. “It is finished,” Jesus said (John 19:30). My standing with God is not about what I do to prove my sincerity, but about what He’s already done to prove His love and mercy. And all that’s left is for me to respond to His free gift of salvation.
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.  If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store