Because Jesus lives, you will, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 14 BECAUSE JESUS LIVES, YOU WILL, TOO “Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”  (John 14:19) The world can look so dark sometimes, so broken, and it’s easy to lose sight of Jesus […]

Jesus wants true prosperity for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 1 JESUS WANTS TRUE PROSPERITY FOR YOU He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:3) The world tells us that prosperity is about money […]

Bitterness will kill your soul

Scripture Notes on Revelation 8 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died […]

Jesus turns death into deliverance

Scripture Notes on Revelation 5 “You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” (Revelation 5:9b) Nobody watching Jesus bleed out on the cross had a chipper outlook for the future. To be sure, Jesus had told His disciples that He would rise again, […]

God has prepared a homeland for you

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 11 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared for them a city.  (Hebrews 11:16) For every Christian, there are those times when we see the world as it is and realize […]

Jesus will welcome you home

Scripture Notes on 1 Thessalonians 4 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together […]

Jesus Makes Dead Things Live Again

It was obvious to everyone: the boy was dead. “And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, [the unclean spirit] came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, ‘He is dead.’” -Mark 9:26 Nice try, Jesus, but this one was too much.  Sorry, dad, better start making funeral plans.  Sorry, […]

Spankings of Life

What if “spankings” were the best thing that ever happened to you? “Blessed is the man whom You discipline, O Lord, and whom You teach our of Your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.” -Psalm 94:12-13 Spankings were never fun for me as a […]

God Has Called You

Ever wonder why your life looks the way it does? “Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” -1 Corinthians 7:17a God does not get taken by surprise. He does not get distracted, look up and see one of His children in […]

Acceleration

If you expect life to be what it always has been, that’s likely all it ever will be…