True Christians look like Jesus

Scripture Notes on Romans 12 The Bible says that “the disciples [of Jesus] were first called ‘Christians’ at Antioch.” (Acts 11:26)  The word “Christians” means both “followers of Christ” and “those identified by Christ.”  The idea is that as people saw how these disciples lived their lives, it was evident that they belonged to Jesus […]

God saves you for His glory

Scripture Notes on Psalm 79 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for Your name’s sake!  (Psalm 79:9-10) There is an order to all creation, a cosmic balance in the physical universe that was designed to work in harmony. When that balance […]

Your Father wants you to come home

Scripture Notes on Psalm 78 Their heart was not steadfast toward Him; they were not faithful to His covenant. Yet He, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; He restrained His anger often and did not stir up all His wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that […]

God will lead you through the storm

Scripture Notes on Psalm 77 Your way was through the sea, Your path through the great waters; yet Your footprints were unseen. You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. (Psalm 77:19-20) Life can often feel like a raging storm. Confusion, conflict and chaos are all around. The clouds […]

When you focus on Jesus, He steadies your heart

Scripture Notes on Psalm 75 When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. (Psalms 75:3) Our world is full of instability. From economies in turmoil to civil unrest, discord in the workplace and division at home, sometimes it can feel like the whole thing is getting ready […]

God is the source of all good things

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 72 GOD IS THE SOURCES OF ALL GOOD THINGS Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.  (Psalm 72:18) When the rising or setting sun paints wonder in the sky, it’s a gift from God. When a newborn child opens its eyes to see […]

God is your continual salvation

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 71 GOD IS YOUR CONTINUAL SALVATION Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; You have given the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.  (Psalm 71:3) Life is hard. Perhaps you’ve discovered this, that every person sees their […]