A Thought for the Day

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ATFTD is a 30-60 second devotional phone message sent by Pastor Barry every Monday – Friday. The written version is posted below. Join the 90+ people in seven different states who get the audio version sent to their phone at no cost! A new inspirational, devotional message is sent each week day at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii Pacific Time). Email us your name & phone #, or call (808) 521-4708 to sign-up. ATFTD Testimonials:
– “…Thought for the Day messages have been so much appreciated. They have been so encouraging and have helped me through some challenging times…” – Kay, Honolulu
– “Thank you for the daily devotionals… You say a lot in a short time. Thanks for your excellent words and creativity, I enjoy and appreciate them.” – Carolyn, California
– “I love hearing your Thought for the Day every morning.” – Ramona, Colorado

9/13/18 THE HOLY SPIRIT INSTILLS HOPE IN THE HEART

by Barry Lovett
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“For You are my hope, O Lord God.” Psalm 71:5. Ever since sin brought suffering into the world, God has been saying a resounding yes to man’s search for meaning amid the seeming absurdities of life.  He reassured Adam and Eve in their helplessness and shame. He encouraged Abraham when He told him he would […]

9/12/18 SIN HINDERS THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

by Barry Lovett
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“…let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit.” II Corinthians 7:1. Sin in the believer’s life retards his progress in grace. Whether inward or outward, it hinders the work of the Holy Spirit as He seeks to conform us to the image of Christ. Some people think that only the gross […]

9/11/18 JESUS IS MUSIC TO THE EAR AND LIGHT TO THE EYE

by Barry Lovett
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“In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4.  The New Testament uses the concept of darkness to describe the spiritual condition of mankind.  Millions are hopelessly groping around and cannot find their way.  Because of pride, many are unaware of their dreadful plight. Education, they say, will ultimately bring us […]

9/10/18 THE BEST IS YET TO COME

by Barry Lovett
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“…you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.” Hebrews 10:34. In Genesis we read of the great famine that took place in ancient Egypt.  Tradition says that when Joseph opened his many storehouses filled with grain, he gave orders for the chaff to be thrown into the Nile. By letting it float downriver […]

9/7/18 YOU CANNOT EARN HEAVEN

by Barry Lovett
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“So, then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8. You can never be saved by lifting yourself up by your own bootstraps.  You cannot earn Heaven by keeping divine standards, for “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The Bible tells us, “But to him […]