Prepare the Way (Luke 3:4b)

Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight.  (Luke 3:4b) John’s job was to ready the masses to receive the Messiah.  His task was to “make His paths straight,” not because Jesus wasn’t able to find His own way into people’s hearts, but because people always have barriers that prevent a clear view of […]

God made you an eternal heir

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Titus 3 GOD MADE YOU AN ETERNAL HEIR He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, […]

Jesus saved you to a life of purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Titus 2 JESUS SAVED YOU TO A LIFE OF PURPOSE Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works.  (Titus 2:13a-14) Part of the message […]

Jesus is your power for the purposes of God

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 1 JESUS IS YOUR POWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF GOD Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.  (Colossians 1:28-29) There is no […]

In Christ, your pain has a purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 4 IN CHRIST, YOUR PAIN HAS A PURPOSE You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel […]

God is the protector of your purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 57 GOD IS THE PROTECTOR OF YOUR PURPOSE I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; He will put to shame him who tramples on me.  (Psalm 57:2-3a) When David writes these lines, […]

God gave you a greater calling

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 1 GOD GAVE YOU A GREATER CALLING Paul, a bondservant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God. (Romans 1:1) The issue of calling is one we deal with throughout our life.  As we grow up, we try to find our calling, that […]

God made you a life preserver

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 27 GOD MADE YOU A LIFE PRESERVER “Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.  For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and He said, […]

Jesus trusts you to be His witness

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 26 JESUS TRUSTS YOU TO BE HIS WITNESS “I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen Me and to those in which I will appear to you.”  (Acts 26:16) Paul’s conversion was rather unique. […]

God has given you a story to share

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 22 GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A STORY TO SHARE And [Ananias] said [to Paul], “The God of our fathers appointed you to know His will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from His mouth; for you will be a witness for Him to everyone […]