Posts by Craig Haworth

A Walk of Trust

The ideas of faith and trust are related concepts but have distinct differences. We relate to faith as a substance, something that we can obtain and use. Trust, on the other hand, is a state of being that is directed towards another. It involves a relationship with the one you are trusting. Instead of something…

Christ Ends Your Mistrust

Adam openly walked with God in the garden. There was a closeness and intimacy of trust that existed between them. But at some point, satan interjected mistrust into the relationship, accusing God saying, “has God said?” (Gen. 3:1).

Stop Hiding, God is Not Ashamed of You

2/19/2017 Sunday AM, Shiloh in Kalona, IA Craig Haworth, 50:10 Have you ever been told that God cannot look upon you because of your sin? Does it strike you as odd that our loving Father who created humankind and called it very good could be so repulsed by His creation that He could not bear…

Keep Yourself in God’s Love

We know that God sent His Son Jesus as an expression of love to draw us into an intimate relationship with Himself. But questions remain, “Does He love me, personally? How do I have to act so that He keeps loving me?” We hear of God’s unconditional love, but our thoughts remain filled with conditions.

Love the Lord, Yield to His Glory

We live in an age of tremendous disunity surrounded by divisions based on race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and intellect, to name just a few. We can never change this reality through our fleshly efforts, but when God’s glory flows freely among us it will begin to bring about oneness, and that is the answer to any problem that we face.

Trumpets – What Will You Do With the Living Word?

We are about to enter a month of celebrating the feasts of the Lord that concludes with the Feast of Tabernacles. It begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, which initiates the Ten Days of Repentance, a deep time of seeking God. It is a time where we take stock of our walk with God, and we look to Him to place within us the hunger for a greater relationship.

Brethren, We Must Pray!

Every move of God or outpouring in the history of mankind was precipitated and instigated by the prayer of men and women of God, those who reached into the Word and contended with God to see it fulfilled. Although God is subject to no one, in a manner He has limited how He interacts with…

What Then Will There Be For Us?

We ask “what then will there be for us?” He answers, “follow me.” As we give ourselves to follow Him, He gives Himself to us in His Word which He continually fulfills that we might know He is with us as we walk with Him. What will there be for us? A walk with Him, confirmed by the miraculous fulfilling of His Word which transforms us and the world around us.

Grace to You, and Peace

The Lord is constantly imparting His grace and peace to us. We see this phrase and concept repeated over and over in the scriptures. It was the prayer of Moses where he says, “The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). Peter uses a similar expression saying, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:2). And Paul uses this expression many times in his letters to the churches (Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, and more…).