Repentance comes from hope

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 1 REPENTANCE COMES FROM HOPE Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the Good News of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Good News.” (Mark 1:15) When you think of repentance, do […]

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 […]

How to Know the Will of God With Ease

Do you ever struggle with “knowing the will of God?” “[We pray] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will (in all spiritual wisdom and understanding) so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, (fully pleasing to Him), bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge […]

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 […]

The Joy of Judgement (pt1)

What if “the judgement of God” was cause for rejoicing? “Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world […]

Fountains of Zion

What truly fills your heart? “Singers and dancers alike say [of Zion], ‘all my fountains are in You.’” -Psalm 87:7 There are a thousand marketing campaigns that tell us where we will find peace and refreshment.  There are billions of dollars spent to try and convince us that this product or that destination, those shoes […]

Praise in the Dark

Ever feel like you’re lost in the dark? “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let Your glory be over all the earth!” -Psalm 57:5 Picture the darkness of a cave. You’re trapped, with an enemy outside hunting you down. You are cold, tired, hungry, feeling alone. That’s the scene of this line. The opening […]

Jesus’ Joy

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross…” Hebrews 12:2 Have you ever played Scrabble (or any other word-type game), and been trying to make some simple word, when all of a sudden you looked down and realized that […]

Psalm 57: Harnessed to Glory

PSALM 57 1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 3 He […]

Given to You

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38 She was NOT a happy camper. As I sat at the diner-style counter eating my eggs, it […]