God’s Kingdom is your community

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 14 GOD’S KINGDOM IS YOUR COMMUNITY For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.  So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual […]

Your redemption gets closer every day

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 13 YOUR REDEMPTION GETS CLOSER EVERY DAY The hour has come for you to wake from sleep.  For salvation is nearer to us than when we first believed.  (Romans 13:11b) Have you ever wanted to hide from your problems, or maybe go to sleep and wake to find them all gone? […]

Your life is all about Jesus

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 11 YOUR LIFE IS ALL ABOUT JESUS For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be glory forever.  Amen.  (Romans 11:36) Over and over in the Bible, we see that salvation and grace come from God.  They are gifts that He offers out of […]

In Christ, you are never second-class

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 10 IN CHRIST, YOU ARE NEVER SECOND-CLASS For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him.  (Romans 10:12) There are no second-class citizens in the Kingdom of God. Yes, there are differing […]

God’s love makes you steadfast

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 52 GOD’S LOVE MAKES YOU STEADFAST “See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!” But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. (Psalm […]

God builds brokenness into praise

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 51 GOD BUILDS BROKENNESS INTO PRAISE For You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; You will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Do good to Zion in Your […]

Salvation is God’s free gift to you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 9 SALVATION IS GOD’S FREE GIFT TO YOU What shall we say, then?  That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. Why?  Because they […]

This is God’s love for you in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 8 THIS IS GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU IN CHRIST When it comes to God’s Word, sometimes what we need most is not for someone to explain, but for our souls to fully engage. In that spirit, the passage below has been divided up into five key thoughts.  Take time […]

Spirit-led service leads to joy

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 7 SPIRIT-LED SERVICE LEADS TO JOY But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.  (Romans 7:6) Obligation strips the joy out […]

Jesus is your living guarantee

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 6 JESUS IS YOUR LIVING GUARANTEE We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with Him […]