A woman’s place (Luke 8:1-3)

Soon afterward [Jesus] was traveling from one town and village to another, preaching and telling the good news of the Kingdom of God.  The Twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary, called Magdalene (seven demons had come out of her); Joanna the wife of […]

In the Kingdom, your labor is never in vain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 15 IN THE KINGDOM, YOUR LABOR IS NEVER IN VAIN But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not […]

God gives you power to strengthen His Church

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 14 GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO STRENGTHEN HIS CHURCH So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the Church.  (1 Corinthians 14:12) Jesus never intended His Church to be a people who only pursue Him with their minds.  He […]

Your work for the Kingdom has infinite worth

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 9 YOUR WORK FOR THE KINGDOM HAS INFINITE WORTH Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.  They do it to receive a perishable wreath, […]

When God is your priority, He gives you His ability

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 20 WHEN GOD IS YOUR PRIORITY, HE GIVES YOU HIS ABILITY I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the […]

God has prepared a harvest for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 18 GOD HAS PREPARED A HARVEST FOR YOU And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this […]

Jesus chooses the anti-qualified

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 9 JESUS CHOOSES THE ANTI-QUALIFIED But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.  And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”  But the Lord said to him, […]

Jesus has a mission just for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 8 JESUS HAS A MISSION JUST FOR YOU The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole […]

When you do what you can, Jesus is blessed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 14 WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN, JESUS IS BLESSED “She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of […]

Should Women Be Allowed to Preach?

I love getting “theological” questions because it gives me a chance to dig into subjects that I don’t always have occasion to explore.  If you like that sort of thing, welcome to “Theology Thursdays!”  If not, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. — Pastor Phillip QUESTION: My cousin was asking about 1 Timothy 2:8-12 because it makes […]