Jesus understands your struggle

For because He himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.  (Hebrews 2:18) Do you ever struggle with temptation?  Jesus understands. Do you sometimes wrestle with desires to meet God-given cravings in ungodly ways?  Jesus understands. The particulars of a temptation are not its most powerful element.  Underneath every […]

God is for you when you’re tempted

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 10 GOD IS FOR YOU WHEN YOU’RE TEMPTED No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.  God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may […]

The things that matter most

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” (Matthew 23:23) —– Sometimes in the Christian life it’s easy to put all our effort into […]

You Were Made to be a Giver

Do you ever flatter people to get what you want? “For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed —God is witness.  Nor did we seek glory from people…” -1 Thessalonians 2:5-6a Flattery gives encouragement not just with strings attached, but with hooks. More than the natural desire […]