God chose you to belong to His people

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but […]

God reveals His blessings through community

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Philemon GOD REVEALS HIS BLESSINGS THROUGH COMMUNITY And I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.  (Philemon 1:6) When we hear the phrase, “sharing your faith,” we likely think […]

You are part of the foundation

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 3 YOU ARE PART OF THE FOUNDATION But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.  (1 Timothy 3:15 HCSB) […]

In the Kingdom, your labor is never in vain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 15 IN THE KINGDOM, YOUR LABOR IS NEVER IN VAIN But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not […]

There’s a place for you in God’s family

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 12 THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU IN GOD’S FAMILY The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker […]

God gives you freedom to figure it out

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 8 GOD GIVES YOU FREEDOM TO FIGURE IT OUT Food will not commend us to God.  We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block […]

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 […]

God loves to provide through His people

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 10 GOD LOVES TO PROVIDE THROUGH HIS PEOPLE Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold […]

You are Jesus’ family

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 3 YOU ARE JESUS’ FAMILY “For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:35) Jesus says a curious thing when His mother and brothers come to fetch Him home from His traveling ministry.  He knows they probably think He’s a […]

God chose you to belong to His people

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 2 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once […]