Jesus loved you with His life

By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.  (1 John 3:16) Love is not just a feeling, it is a choice to act.  It is a demonstrated desire to put someone else’s needs above your own.  Love is an […]

Jesus paid the price for your place at the table

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 22 JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the […]

When you do what you can, Jesus is blessed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 14 WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN, JESUS IS BLESSED “She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of […]

Jesus sees your sacrifice

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 12 JESUS SEES YOUR SACRIFICE And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.  And he called […]

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. […]

Jesus loved you with His life

Scripture Notes on 1 John 3 By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.  (1 John 3:16) Love is not just a feeling, it is a choice to act. It is a demonstrated desire to put someone else’s needs […]

The Hurt of Love

Have you ever had one of those painful conversations with someone you love? “For I write to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain, but to let you know the abundant love I have for you.” -2 Corinthians 2:4 Love hurts. Have you discovered […]

Lay it Down

Don’t miss this: Jesus got himself killed on purpose.

Great and Noble

The gray dawn of a momentous day loomed on the horizon as thousands of soldiers prepared themselves for war. On June 6, 1944, United States Commander-in-Chief Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered these words of challenge and encouragement to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services and the Allied Expeditionary Forces as they steeled themselves […]

Life Preservers

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 (NIV) Why did I get stuck with the stupid-looking life preserver? I’m out here in the sun, getting sweaty, giving up my time to invest in the lives of our youth from church, and they […]