You are completely clean in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 6 YOU ARE COMPLETELY CLEAN IN CHRIST And such were some of you.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  (1 Corinthians 6:11) “Such were some of you.” Paul gives a list of […]

God builds brokenness into praise

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 51 GOD BUILDS BROKENNESS INTO PRAISE For You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; You will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Do good to Zion in Your […]

Salvation is God’s free gift to you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 9 SALVATION IS GOD’S FREE GIFT TO YOU What shall we say, then?  That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. Why?  Because they […]

Your life matters because of the Gospel

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 28 YOUR LIFE MATTERS BECAUSE OF THE GOSPEL [Paul] lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance. (Acts 28:30-31) Paul was under house arrest, […]

God chose you to be a deliverer

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 16 GOD CHOSE YOU TO BE A DELIVERER About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken.  And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were […]

You are uncommonly valuable in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 11 YOU ARE UNCOMMONLY VALUABLE IN CHRIST But the voice answered a second time from heaven, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”  (Acts 11:9) Ranking systems are everywhere.  From school grades to sports standings, restaurant reviews to religious orders, the human heart has a deep-seated habit […]

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, […]

You are beautiful in God’s sight

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 7 YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL IN GOD’S SIGHT “At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God’s sight.  And he was brought up for three months in his father’s house.”  (Acts 7:20) Moses was only a baby, just born into the world.  He had not done any […]

Jesus is your total restoration

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 21 JESUS IS YOUR TOTAL RESTORATION When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him. A second time He asked […]

Jesus finished your work so you could rest in His

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 19 JESUS FINISHED YOUR WORK SO YOU COULD REST IN HIS When Jesus had received the sour wine He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.  (John 19:30) Some ancient sources report that sponges dipped in sour wine were used to clean public toilet […]