In Isaiah 49:16 God assured wayward Judah:

“Behold, I have a inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”

The Lord Jesus used the same “hands” Word Picture in the New Testament.

Jesus said to His believer-followers:

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;  and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”

(John 10:27-29)

Believer, you are in good hands!


Earle WeechPastor Earle Weech is the respected & beloved founding Pastor of the Calvary Bible Church.

He was a man of conviction.

A conviction is a belief rooted in Scripture.

Conviction is different than an opinion.

An opinion is merely a preference.

I wouldn’t necessarily cross the street for my preferences; but I would die for my convictions.

The conviction which Pastor Weech came to was that the New Testament teaches that once a person is saved, they are always saved. (John 10:27-30).

This was a particularly challenging & risky conviction for Pastor Weech to arrive at, because he was the successful pastor of a church that believed that persons can lose their salvation.

What was he to do, given his fresh conviction?

Based on his changed conviction, Pastor Weech did the courageous and the right thing of resigning that church!

He walked away rather than standing for something he no longer believed in based on his study of the Scriptures.

And this was how he was used mightily of God to found the Calvary Bible Church!

So it is with convictions: They can be both risky & destiny-shaping!

What are some of your convictions?

How about discussing them with your spouse and kids?