Jesus is your eternal reward

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.  And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.  (1 John 2:16-17) The world promises great […]

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 […]

Jesus is worth the sacrifice

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 21 JESUS IS WORTH THE SACRIFICE They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and He sat on them.  Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road…  (Matthew 21:7-8a) Most people in Jesus’ day didn’t have a lot of extra clothes. […]

Jesus is your eternal reward

Scripture Notes on 1 John 2 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.  (1 […]

God lifts up the humble heart

Scripture Notes on James 4 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you. (James 4:10) So much in the Kingdom is counterintuitive. To live, we must die. To be free, we must become slaves of Christ. To be exalted, we must humble ourselves. This seems like exactly the opposite of what we should do, […]

Great and Noble

The gray dawn of a momentous day loomed on the horizon as thousands of soldiers prepared themselves for war. On June 6, 1944, United States Commander-in-Chief Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered these words of challenge and encouragement to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services and the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they steeled themselves […]