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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“It’s impossible to please God without faith because the one who draws near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards people who try to find him.” Hebrews 11:6 (Common English Bible) The beginning of the matter is faith. Faith does not mean the absence of doubt. As Jesus spoke to his…Keep reading
“Train yourself for a holy life!” 1 Timothy 4:7b A physician once taught me an important lesson about spiritual growth—there is simply no substitute for regularly paying attention to God. He shared this story with me. In the midst of a successful practice as a doctor, he had little time for his wife, and for…Keep reading
“Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’” Luke 11:1 (Common English Bible) The Newlywed Game was a popular television show in the late sixties and early seventies. The show would place newly married couples against each…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.