God lifts up the humble heart

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.  (James 4:10) So much in the Kingdom is counterintuitive.  To live, we must die.  To be free, we must become slaves of Christ.  To be exalted, we must humble ourselves. This seems like exactly the opposite of what we should do, and it can seem […]

God is the one who does the work

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Philippians 2 GOD IS THE ONE WHO DOES THE WORK Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.  (Philippians 2:12b-13) Sometimes we may look at our Christian life and feel discouraged. […]

God has given you a story to share

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 22 GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A STORY TO SHARE And [Ananias] said [to Paul], “The God of our fathers appointed you to know His will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from His mouth; for you will be a witness for Him to everyone […]

When God is your priority, He gives you His ability

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 20 WHEN GOD IS YOUR PRIORITY, HE GIVES YOU HIS ABILITY I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the […]

You are qualified to share the Good News

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 8 YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. (Acts 8:35) Philip was in an unusual spot. As far as we know, he had not been trained in the Scriptures.  He was no […]

Repentance comes from hope

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 1 REPENTANCE COMES FROM HOPE Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the Good News of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Good News.” (Mark 1:15) When you think of repentance, do […]

Jesus’ presence is your power

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 28 JESUS’ PRESENCE IS YOUR POWER And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the […]

God has granted you the ability to grow

Scripture Notes on 2 Peter 1 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence… For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith…”  (2 Peter 1:3, 5a) God’s amazing grace is the most […]

Only God can truly save

Scripture Notes on Psalm 108 Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! With God we shall do valiantly; it is He who will tread down our foes. (Psalm 108:12-13) Pride says in every situation, “I can do this. I can fix this. I alone can save the day.” Yet, […]