As Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, I am glad that you are spending the next few minutes nurturing your faith.
Dr. Doug Hood
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Not Waiting for Happiness
“I’m not saying this because I need anything, for I have learned how to be content in any circumstance. I know the experience of being in need and of having more than enough; I have learned the secret to being content in any and every circumstance, whether full or hungry or whether having plenty or…Keep reading
Where Battles Are Won
“Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged.” Luke 18: 1 (Common English Bible) Here is a specific teaching of our Lord to be used against the assault of circumstances and battles of life: continuous prayer. Jesus teaches that prayer is the predominant means available to…Keep reading
The Inner Circle
“During that time, Jesus went to the mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night long. At daybreak, he called together his disciples. He chose twelve of them whom he called apostles.” Luke 6: 12, 13 (Common English Bible) John C. Maxwell, internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author, writes, “Nobody does anything…Keep reading
What People Are Saying
“I lead a weekly men’s “breakfast” fellowship. These days it is on Zoom rather than in a restaurant, and that works out well since a few of our members are not in the area.
Not infrequently my lesson or devotional is reading something you have written. This morning’s was “Love Me Anyway” .
Using my very limited Zoom meeting hosting skills, I started the lesson by “sharing” my screen with a music video of Pink and Chris Stapleton singing the song, where the video portion showed the lyrics. Then I read your lesson. It was very moving and effective and sparked a really useful (and fairly lengthy – for us anyway) conversation about God’s love.
I just wanted you to know how much your inspired writings open our minds and hearts to understand more about God and our relationship with him. Thank you.”
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I have been the Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, Florida since 2012. I hold a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. I was the Moderator of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida and was a commissioner to my denomination’s General Assembly in 2014 and 2016. I am the author of several books including Nurture Faith: Five Minute Meditations to Strengthen Your Walk with Christ. I am married to Grace and have two children, Nathanael and Rachael.