Jesus sets you free from false dilemmas

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 11 JESUS SETS YOU FREE FROM FALSE DILEMMAS “But woe to you Pharisees!  For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God.  These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”  (Luke 11:22) Sometimes we put ourselves in false […]

Jesus is your perfection

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 3 JESUS IS YOUR PERFECTION Jesus, when He began His ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph… the son of […]

Because of Jesus, God delights in you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 18 BECAUSE OF JESUS, GOD DELIGHTS IN YOU He brought me out into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.  The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He rewarded me.  (Psalm 18:19-20) From relationships between parents […]

God is well pleased with you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 17 GOD IS WELL PLEASED WITH YOU [Jesus] was still speaking when, behold, a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.”  (Matthew 17:5) Do you look at your life and see things that don’t measure up […]

Jesus makes you qualified for favor

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 5 JESUS MAKES YOU QUALIFIED FOR FAVOR For You, Lord, bless the righteous one.  You surround him with favor like a shield.  (Psalm 5:12) God’s Word says He delights in showing favor to those who are righteous, and He is always true to His Word.  Yet, both the Bible and life […]

God wants to help you grow

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 13 GOD WANTS TO HELP YOU GROW Matthew 13:1-50… In Matthew 13, Jesus tells four parables about things that grow, three about sorting good results and people from bad, two parables about the great value and worth of the Kingdom of Heaven, and one about those who understand […]

Jesus wants to fill your gaps

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 5 JESUS WANTS TO FILL YOUR GAPS “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” -Matthew 5:17 In this passage, as in others in the New Testament, the Old Testament Law […]

Your accuser has no power over you

Scripture Notes on Revelation 12 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.  And they […]

God is the avenger of injustice

Scripture Notes on Revelation 6 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge […]

Jesus is your eternal reward

Scripture Notes on 1 John 2 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.  (1 […]