Grace will set you free

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 3 GRACE WILL SET YOU FREE For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith.  (Roman 3:23-25a) There is no such thing as […]

God wants to free your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 2 GOD WANTS TO FREE YOUR HEART For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.  But a Jew is one inwardly and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter.  His praise is not […]

God chose you to be a deliverer

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 16 GOD CHOSE YOU TO BE A DELIVERER About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken.  And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were […]

God’s grace removes your burden

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 15 GOD’S GRACE REMOVES YOUR BURDEN “…And [God] made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.  Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?  But we believe that […]

Eternal perspective can set you free right now

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 39 ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE CAN SET YOU FREE RIGHT NOW I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse. My heart became hot within me.  As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: “O LORD, make me know […]

Jesus is your prisoner exchange

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 18 JESUS IS YOUR PRISONER EXCHANGE [Pilate] went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in Him [Jesus]. But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover. So do you want me to release to you […]

THE Truth will set you free indeed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 8 THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE INDEED So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8:31-32) In this passage, Jesus speaks to people who […]

Even through loss, God loves you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 21 EVEN THROUGH LOSS, GOD LOVES YOU And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will […]

How Jesus loves you through loss

Scripture Notes on Luke 21 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”  (Luke 21:5-6) The destruction […]

Freedom comes from letting go

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 20 FREEDOM COMES FROM LETTING GO He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  (Luke 20:25) Have you ever found yourself trying to hold on to something that was never yours to keep?  Somehow, even though you know it must be surrendered, do you struggle […]