Nurture Faith

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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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Ambition

“Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, for the human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.” Mark 10:44, 45 (Common English Bible) Ambition—that restless impulse that continually sets our eyes on more opportunity, more status, and…

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Prescription for Unhealthy Anger

“Instead, dress yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and don’t plan to indulge your selfish desires.” Romans 13:14 (Common English Bible) “Be angry without sinning. Don’t let the sun set on your anger.” Ephesians 4:26 (Common English Bible) If you are like most people, you were raised with the old maxim, “feed a cold, starve…

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The Disciple’s Rest

“‘Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves.’” Matthew 11:28, 29 (Common English Bible) There is a saying among pastors that in every congregation a…

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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.”

Dan

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About Me

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.