Jesus is your guarantee of eternal life

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.  (1 John 5:13) Scripture is not given to us only for equipping, but also for encouragement.  God’s Word isn’t brought to us merely to teach us to follow commandments, but to […]

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 is the anchor of your soul

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf… (Hebrews 6:19-20a) Of all the storms in this life, perhaps none is more troubling than uncertainty.  Bad news and hard times can at least […]

When you focus on Jesus, He steadies your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 75 WHEN YOU FOCUS ON JESUS, HE STEADIES YOUR HEART When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars.  (Psalm 75:3) Our world is full of instability.  From economies in turmoil to civil unrest, discord in the workplace and division at home, […]

God’s love makes you steadfast

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 52 GOD’S LOVE MAKES YOU STEADFAST “See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!” But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. (Psalm […]

Jesus wants to give you fruit that lasts

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 15 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU FRUIT THAT LASTS “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.”  (John 15:16a) If you’re like most people, at some level you want to make an impact […]

God’s love is your security

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 21 GOD’S LOVE IS YOUR SECURITY For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. (Psalm 21:7) Think, for a moment, about all of the resources that a king has at his disposal. He has people […]

Jesus gives you strength as you obey

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 6 JESUS GIVES YOU STRENGTH AS YOU OBEY “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I tell you?”  (Luke 6:46) At the core of the Christian faith is not a list of rules or “do’s and don’ts,” but a relationship.  It is absolutely crucial, […]

God is your stability

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalms 15-16 GOD IS YOUR STABILITY He who does these things shall never be moved.  (Psalm 15:5b) I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. […]

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 […]