Jesus is your faithful forgiver

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9) If you betray someone you love, you will discover that a barrier begins to grow between you.  There may be no retribution on their part, but the closeness of the […]

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 […]

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’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 […]

Jesus brings you close to God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 24 JESUS BRINGS YOU CLOSE TO GOD Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.  (Psalm 24:3-4) Do […]

Jesus is your faithful forgiver

Scripture Notes on 1 John 1 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9) If you betray someone you love, you will discover that a barrier begins to grow between you. There may be no retribution on their […]

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 […]

Fellowship and “Followship”

In Christ, FELLOWSHIP and “FOLLOWSHIP” are two sides of the same coin. If you would have fellowship with Christ, follow His teaching and commands. Once you have been in fellowship with Him, following Him will be the “new natural” desire of your heart.  In Christ, we must always “follow our heart” because He now IS […]