The apostle Paul mentions three important facets of spiritual growth: faith, hope and love. And that we should be seeking those attributes of God. Discouragement is a part of this age but hope is an anchor that can keep us focused on God's purpose for mankind and the promise of God's coming Kingdom to this world.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.