Posts by Justin Hopkins

God Is Looking For Worship

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Worship is an activity that is central to any religion, and certainly to Christianity. There are many different styles of worship, and opinions about how, where, why, and with whom it should be done. This is not a new phenomenon. The Jews and Samaritans had sharp disagreements with one another, and even amongst themselves about…

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Taking the Mystery out of Brewing

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You probably have a routine, or even a ritual, that you follow to get coffee into your cup every morning. Do you sometimes find that your coffee is not as good as it was the day before, and you don’t know why? Then this tip is for you. It may seem a little over-the-top, but…

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Never Thirst Again!

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The Samaritan woman knew the path to the well intimately. Her feet had traversed its stones and gravel thousands of times. The work of drawing water and hauling it back to town was back-breaking, and she repeated it every day. When Jesus mentioned that He could offer water that would be a continual supply of…

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San Antonio Coffee Fest

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The first Saturday of January we were privileged to attend the San Antonio Coffee Fest in Historic La Villita on the Riverwalk. We were one of the twenty-seven roasters who attended the fest, providing samples of a wide variety of specialty coffees from all over the world. There were also several food trucks and craft…

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Jesus Knows You

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Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well in John 4 is full of compassion. Jesus crossed several social barriers to spend time teaching this woman. The words that He had for her were exactly what she needed at the time. She had come with the drudgery of life, performing a daily task, and left…

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God So Loved The World

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John 3:16 is probably the most famous verse in the Bible, and it is easy to see why. It tells us of God, the greatest lover. So, the greatest measure. Loved, the greatest motivation. The world, the greatest company. That He gave, the greatest act. His only begotten Son, the greatest gift. That whosoever, the…

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What About The Water?

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When we talk about coffee, we tend to focus on the beans that go into the drink. Certainly, that’s important, because, without that, it would just be water. However, it is important to remember that this amazing elixir is nevertheless 99% pure water. That means that drinking coffee can help you stay hydrated (but it…

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You Must Be Born Again

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Jesus’ response to Nicodemus was an ultimatum. Be born again, or miss out on the Kingdom of God (v. 3). Nicodemus, the smart man that he was, seemed a little confused by this idea, as do many people in our day. While Nicodemus mentions it, Jesus never addresses the idea of natural childbirth. Instead, He…

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All About the French Press

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There are a number of great methods for brewing coffee. Each one has a unique way of bringing out certain qualities in your coffee or masking them. The French Press was originally designed as a way to grab a quick cup of coffee in the morning as you dash out the door for work. As…

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Slow To Accept Him

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Some people heartily embrace the Gospel the first time that they hear it. They are eagerly searching for the salvation that Jesus offers. Others never give the Gospel a fair hearing, like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. Still, others desire truth, but for one reason or another are slow to embrace it. Such was Nicodemus.…

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