Preconception and Revelation (Luke 9:43b-45)

While everyone was amazed at all the things He was doing, He told His disciples, “Let these words sink in: The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.”  But they did not understand this statement; it was concealed from them so that they could not grasp it, and they […]

Jesus is your vision

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 9 JESUS IS YOUR VISION The man answered, “Whether He is a sinner I do not know.  One thing I do know, that though I was born blind, now I see.”  (John 9:25) It’s one thing to be educated about Jesus.  It’s another to have an experience of Him […]

THE Truth will set you free indeed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 8 THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE INDEED So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8:31-32) In this passage, Jesus speaks to people who […]

Jesus will take care of the results

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 11 JESUS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE RESULTS Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you […]

Jesus meets you where you are

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 9 JESUS MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE Someone from the crowd answered [Jesus], “Teacher, I bought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.  And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. […]

Your actions declare what you are

Scripture Notes on John 5 “If I testify about Myself, My testimony is not valid… But I have a greater testimony than John’s because of the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.”  (John 5:31, 36) For Jesus to prove He […]

When You Trust God, His Grace Gives You Strength

Think about this for a moment: When you and I doubt God’s grace, we fall into the same trap that the serpent prepared for our first parents in the garden. It means we are listening to the sly voice of the deceiver when he says… “God doesn’t really love you. He doesn’t really have your best […]