Jesus heals for the glory of God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 15 JESUS HEALS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at His feet, and He healed them, so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the […]

Jesus is your eternal intercessor

Scripture Notes on Psalm 110 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4) It’s a strange line, to be sure, but there is a supernatural point to the Psalmist’s reference to Melchizedek. Melchizedek was a special priest of God Most High (Genesis […]

In Christ, God’s judgement will bring you joy

Scripture Notes on Psalm 96 He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in His faithfulness.  (Psalm 96:13b) Most people don’t think of God’s judgement as a happy thing.  We get images in our minds of the great throne of God, of all the people of the earth being brought before Him for […]

The heart of the Son is the will of the Father

Scripture Notes on Mark 14 “And going a little farther, [Jesus] fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.  And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You.  Remove this cup from me.  Yet not what I will, but what You will.’” -Mark 14:35-36 […]

How to Not be Overwhelmed at Christmas

Do you ever feel overwhelmed during the Christmas season? Do you find yourself frustrated by the commercialism, by the long lines and busy schedules, by the financial burden and the family hassles?  Here is your solution. Selah. In Scripture, to “selah” means to stop and consider, to step back and ponder something of great importance. […]

You Will Never Be Forsaken

Do you ever fear God might abandon you? “I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!” -Psalm 119:8 I used to worry that God might leave me if I didn’t do what I was supposed to, but today there’s not a place in my heart that is afraid of that at all.  I […]

Hope in the Hurting

What do you do when it just hurts? All throughout history the people of God have struggled with hurt, with pain and uncertainty. It’s never easy to walk through the valley of the shadow, especially because we never DO know how long it will last. And yet, it is in these times of suffering that […]

Graphic Repentance

Repentance is not the same thing as beating yourself up. When you hear the word “repentance” or “repent”, what comes to mind?  How does it make you feel? Sometimes in church world, that word gets used to describe feeling so bad about doing wrong that you try really hard to do right instead.  The Bible […]

Why God Killed His Son (pt4)

How could God plan to sacrifice His Son?  How is that a loving, good, and right thing to do to a son whom you love? [NOTE: This is part four of a four-part series of posts based on a question brought to me by a friend.  If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1 , Part 2, and Part 3.  I […]

Why God Killed His Son (pt3)

How could God plan to sacrifice His Son?  How is that a loving, good, and right thing to do to a son whom you love? [NOTE: This is part three of a four-part series of posts based on a question brought to me by a friend.  If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1  and Part 2.  I […]