Jesus chose you to conquer with Him

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In Revelation chapter 17, ten mysterious kings rule for a short time, then consolidate their power in the hands of a great beast.  They then rally their forces, all their might and power, and make war upon Jesus and His people. Not only that, but in this endeavor they are guided and overseen by a […]

Walking in truth leads to multiplied joy

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  (3 John 1:3-4) Sometimes it’s easy to start thinking that our walk with God is just between us and […]

God’s promises are on their way

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9) Sometimes it can seem as if our prayers go unanswered.  Sometimes it can seem as if God has forgotten us, or gotten distracted […]

Jesus shares His glory with the faithful

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.  (1 Peter 4:12-13) Trials are tests of our faithfulness. […]

God’s blessing goes beyond your suffering

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 of pain, gloss over the harsh […]

True Salvation (Luke 8:4-15)

The Parable of the Sower and the Soils As a large crowd was gathering, and people were flocking to Him from every town, [Jesus] said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the sky […]

The Time Came (Luke 2:6)

While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for [Mary] to give birth.  (Luke 2:6) We live in a world of instant weather reports and apps that let us track every stage of a pregnancy.  Finding our way to a new place is as simple as tapping a button on a smartphone, and knowing what […]

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 […]

Jesus is your guard against all evil

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 3 JESUS IS YOUR GUARD AGAINST ALL EVIL But the Lord is faithful.  He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  (2 Thessalonians 3:3) Jesus warned we will have trouble in this life, but trouble and evil are not the same thing.  He told us […]

God will never let go of you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 73 GOD WILL NEVER LET GO OF YOU Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will receive me to glory.  (Psalm 73:23-24) We live in a world of broken promises. One day people who said they […]