God made you a life preserver

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 27 GOD MADE YOU A LIFE PRESERVER “Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.  For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and He said, […]

Jesus wants you to be blessed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 13 JESUS WANTS YOU TO BE BLESSED “If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.”  (John 13:17) Jesus loves to bless people. Again and again, He not only speaks about His love, but He shows it in practical ways. Here, in this upper-room moment with His disciples recorded in John 13, Jesus […]

Your worship can bless the world

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 12 YOUR WORSHIP CAN BLESS THE WORLD Mary took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair.  The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.  (John 12:3) It was a small act, a little […]

God has a greater treasure for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 32 GOD HAS A GREATER TREASURE FOR YOU Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.  (Psalm 32:10) How often do we hear the story of the celebrity or millionaire who has everything the world says we need to be […]

God’s blessing is already yours

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 15 GOD’S BLESSING IS ALREADY YOURS But he was angry and refused to go in.  His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, “Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young […]

Will you receive what God wants to give?

Scripture Notes on Luke 15 “But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. […]

In Christ, goodness and mercy chase you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 23 IN CHRIST, GOODNESS AND MERCY CHASE YOU Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  (Psalm 23:6) Some of us spend our lives chasing goodness. We feel we deserve “the good life,” […]

God gives law because He loves you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 19 GOD GIVES LAW BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord […]

Jesus wants true prosperity for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 1 JESUS WANTS TRUE PROSPERITY FOR YOU He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:3) The world tells us that prosperity is about money […]

God’s blessing goes beyond your suffering

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 3 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled… (1 Peter 3:14) The reality of suffering is one that many people don’t like to deal with.  Even many Christians, uncomfortable trying to reconcile God’s love with His allowance […]