More than Mary

Mary the mother of Jesus was incredibly special, but did you know there’s someone else Jesus says is even more blessed than her?

The Father’s Delight (Luke 3:22b)

You are my beloved Son.  I take delight in you.  (Luke 3:22b) The steadfast, unchanging posture of God the Father toward God the Son is not dutiful acceptance, but glorious delight. The scandalous, unbelievable truth of the Gospel is that for those who are united with Jesus by grace through faith, the position He has […]

The Right Side (Luke 1:11)

An angel of the Lord appeared to [Zechariah], standing to the right of the altar of incense. (Luke 1:11) Every detail matters in Scripture. Here, the angel stands to the RIGHT of the altar of incense. Why? In this culture and many others, the right side was and is the side of favor and blessing. […]

God wants to make an example of you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 67 GOD WANTS TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF YOU May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.  (Psalm 67:1-2) The God of the universe has one primary goal above all others: the […]

God’s favor is for you today

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 6 GOD’S FAVOR IS FOR YOU TODAY For He says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”  Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  (2 Corinthians 6:2) Do you ever feel the need to “clean […]

God’s Spirit is your access to God’s blessings

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 2 GOD’S SPIRIT IS YOUR ACCESS TO GOD’S BLESSINGS Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.  (1 Corinthians 2:12) All throughout the Bible God promises blessings for […]

You are beautiful in God’s sight

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 7 YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN GOD’S SIGHT “At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God’s sight.  And he was brought up for three months in his father’s house.”  (Acts 7:20) Moses was only a baby, just born into the world.  He had not done any […]

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. […]