Jesus is Your Sufficiency

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 3 JESUS IS YOUR SUFFICIENCY Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.  Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant… […]

God’s Spirit is your access to God’s blessings

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 2 GOD’S SPIRIT IS YOUR ACCESS TO GOD’S BLESSINGS Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.  (1 Corinthians 2:12) All throughout the Bible God promises blessings for […]

Jesus wants you to receive

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 12 JESUS WANTS YOU TO RECEIVE “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.  Sell your possessions, and give to the needy.  Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not […]

God loves to provide through His people

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 10 GOD LOVES TO PROVIDE THROUGH HIS PEOPLE Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold […]

Jesus meets you where you are

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 9 JESUS MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE Someone from the crowd answered [Jesus], “Teacher, I bought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.  And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. […]

Jesus is your consistent provider

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 8 JESUS IS YOUR CONSISTENT PROVIDER Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.  And He cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”  And they began discussing with one another […]

Grace is Greater Than You May Imagine

An Encouraging Word GRACE IS GREATER THAN YOU MAY IMAGINE “Yeah, Jesus will forgive your sins, but don’t expect Him to give you a car.” That was what the father of a young man I know told his teenage son one day during their visitation time.  Apparently the man had experienced so much hurt and disappointment in […]

Jesus is worth the sacrifice

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 21 JESUS IS WORTH THE SACRIFICE They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and He sat on them.  Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road…  (Matthew 21:7-8a) Most people in Jesus’ day didn’t have a lot of extra clothes. […]

Your Father Wants Good Things For You [An Encouraging Word]

An Encouraging Word YOUR FATHER WANTS GOOD THINGS FOR YOU Four minutes in, I discovered the truth: small children are terrible at picking strawberries. It was a couple of years ago, and I was with some friends who have small children, exploring a “U-Pick” strawberry patch on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  The air was cool and […]

God will defeat your enemy

Scripture Notes on Psalm 143 And in Your steadfast love You will cut off my enemies, and You will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am Your servant. (Psalm 143:12) Sometimes life can feel like such a battle, can’t it? We strive against sin and temptation. We struggle with discouragement and fear. We […]