Jesus will welcome you home

God’s Hope For Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 4 JESUS WILL WELCOME YOU HOME For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive, who […]

Jesus is your living guarantee

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 6 JESUS IS YOUR LIVING GUARANTEE We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with Him […]

Jesus is the one you are looking for

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 20 JESUS IS THE ONE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR “Woman,” Jesus said to her, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for? ” Supposing He was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you’ve removed Him, tell me where you’ve put Him, and I will take Him […]

Because Jesus lives, you will, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 14 BECAUSE JESUS LIVES, YOU WILL, TOO “Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.  Because I live, you also will live.”  (John 14:19) The world can look so dark sometimes, so broken, and it’s easy to lose sight of Jesus […]

Jesus is your living hope

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 24 JESUS IS YOUR LIVING HOPE “Why are you looking for the living among the dead?” asked the men.  (Luke 24:5b) It was a dark morning after a dark few days, and all the women wanted was some closure. They went to the tomb, hoping to anoint the body […]

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 your hope beyond this life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 17 JESUS IS YOUR HOPE BEYOND THIS LIFE As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with Your likeness.  (Psalm 17:15) Like many of David’s writings, Psalm 17 is a plea to God for deliverance. David’s enemies are closing […]

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 […]

Jesus will welcome you home

Scripture Notes on 1 Thessalonians 4 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together […]

A Prayer for Independence Day

July 4th, 2003 O Lord, our country is sick.  In so many ways our nation is dying. Those we trusted to lead us have lied.  Those we looked to for guidance have betrayed.  Selfishness has triumphed over service.  Greed has won over goodness.  Instead of holding sacred the public trust, so many of our leaders […]