You are part of a new humanity in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 5 YOU ARE PART OF A NEW HUMANITY IN CHRIST Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.  For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the One […]

Jesus is your resurrection

God’s Hope for Your Heart on Easter Sunday JESUS IS YOUR RESURRECTION Easter is the time we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Often we focus on the words of the angel to the women who were looking for Jesus’ body, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is […]

Jesus is making everything new

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 22 JESUS IS MAKING EVERYTHING NEW Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.  For in the resurrection they will neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like the angels in heaven.” (Matthew 22:29-30) Have you noticed […]

The Vine Does Not Define You

The dry, withered vine hung like tentacles from the branches of the aging pine. Once the vine had tried to seize control of the tree.  It had threatened to overtake the pine and strip it of life until only the vine remained.  Left unchecked, the vine would have grown so much that it would have […]

Jesus Doesn’t Live in Your Past

Do you ever feel like you need to “pay God back?” “‘I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.’  Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.” -Hebrews 10:17-18 “Jesus paid it all” is the title and refrain of an old hymn, and Hebrews 10 makes […]