God’s promises to His people include giving us eternal life (1 John 2:25) and building us up as His church (Matthew 16:18). His promises also involve material provisions (Philippians 4:19) and spiritual empowering (Acts 1:8). As we follow the Lord and come to Him, He promises to transform us (Matthew 4:19), to give us rest (Matthew 11:28-30), and to set us free, (John 8:36). Futhermore, the Lord promises to walk with us through every step of life here on earth (Matthew 28:20) and then come back for us that we might be with Him forever in the new heaven the the new earth (John 14: 1-3; 2 Peter 3:9,13). God’s magnificent promises offer abundant spiritual life here on earth, as well as an eternal heavenly inheritance that is far beyond description!
The purpose of LICM could be stated most concisely as a ministry of "Proclaiming Christ to Christians." In order to grow in maturity and wholeness and fruitfulness and Christlikeness, we must be feeding on the truth from God's word about the Lord Jesus Christ, who lives in us as our hope of glory. Another way to express our purpose is that we are involved in pointing God's people to the Lord and His word.
About Pastor Bob Hoekstra
Pastor Bob Hoekstra was the founder and Director of Living in Christ Ministries. He had been in ministry since 1967, including fourteen years in Dallas, TX and eleven years as Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Irvine, CA. He and his wife, Dini, were married in 1966, and have three adult children and thirteen grandchildren. Bob graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1973 with the Master of Theology degree.
Since 1993, Bob had been teaching at church fellowships across the country and overseas (including, Seminars, Pastors' Conferences, Church Services, Leadership Conferences, Retreats, and Schools of Evangelism/Ministry). He has taught numerous classes at Calvary Chapel Bible College as well as at the extension campuses of Costa Mesa, Vista, San Diego, El Cajon, and others. Bob's teaching generally highlights such subjects as Counseling God's Way ,Family God's Way ,Growing in the Grace of God ,The Church: How Jesus Builds It ,Contending for the Faith ,Promise Believers ,The Sufficiency of Christ and His Word ,The Psychologizing of the Faith , and related themes. The Living in Christ Radio Program featuring these studies is heard on several stations across the country.