Worship

Worship is not an event you attend once a week; it’s the lifestyle you practice every day. In reality, everyone, everywhere, at all times is worshipping someone or something, because worship is simply the act of demonstrating the value (or “worth”) of something by giving it priority. When you prioritize one person, activity or interest above others […]

Defending Jesus (Luke 4:29-30)

[The people] got up, drove Him out of town and brought Him to the edge of the hill their town was built on, intending to hurl Him over the cliff.  But He passed right through the crowd and went on His way.  (Luke 4:29-30) Jesus has no need of a bodyguard.  He is not helpless […]

Consistent Fruit (Luke 3:8)

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.  And don’t start saying to yourself, “We have Abraham as our father,” for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!  (Luke 3:8) There’s no point in saying “Jesus changed my life” if your life hasn’t really changed.  Anyone can pray […]

God will make sure you receive your reward

God’s Hope for Your Heart From 1 Timothy 5 GOD WILL MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR REWARD The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.  (1 Timothy 5:24-25) Do you […]

God’s love is the source of your holiness

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 3 GOD’S LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR HOLINESS And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the […]

God has put his trust in you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 2 GOD HAS PUT HIS TRUST IN YOU Just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.  (1 Thessalonians 2:4) It is the richest treasure in all creation, the greatest […]

God’s love is your promise for today

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 13 GOD’S LOVE IS YOUR PROMISE FOR TODAY So now faith, hope and love abide, these three: but the greatest of these is love.  (1 Corinthians 13:13) Faith looks forward to something that can happen and trusts enough that it leads to action.  Faith looks to a possibility that has not […]

God is the protector of your purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 57 GOD IS THE PROTECTOR OF YOUR PURPOSE I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; He will put to shame him who tramples on me.  (Psalm 57:2-3a) When David writes these lines, […]

It’s not over ’til God says it is

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 4 IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL GOD SAYS IT IS Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.  Then each one will receive his commendation from […]

God will take care of the end result

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 3 GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF THE END RESULT I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  (1 Corinthians 3:6) We live in a fast-paced, results-oriented world that prizes achievement above most everything else.  So, we go go go, push push push, trying to get ahead and […]