God’s gospel is about God’s glory

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And I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.  And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come, and worship Him who made heaven and earth, […]

A woman’s place (Luke 8:1-3)

Soon afterward [Jesus] was traveling from one town and village to another, preaching and telling the good news of the Kingdom of God.  The Twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary, called Magdalene (seven demons had come out of her); Joanna the wife of […]

Service (Luke 4:39)

So [Jesus] stood over [Peter’s mother-in-law] and rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up immediately and began to serve them.  (Luke 4:39) In the culture of Jesus’ day, it was customary and expected for a woman to serve as a hostess whenever guests were in her home.  So, the fact that Peter’s mother-in-law […]

Your reward is on the way

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 6 YOUR REWARD IS ON THE WAY And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.  So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the […]

God gives you power to strengthen His Church

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 14 GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO STRENGTHEN HIS CHURCH So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the Church.  (1 Corinthians 14:12) Jesus never intended His Church to be a people who only pursue Him with their minds.  He […]

Your work for the Kingdom has infinite worth

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 9 YOUR WORK FOR THE KINGDOM HAS INFINITE WORTH Do you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.  They do it to receive a perishable wreath, […]

God will take care of the end result

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 3 GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF THE END RESULT I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  (1 Corinthians 3:6) We live in a fast-paced, results-oriented world that prizes achievement above most everything else.  So, we go go go, push push push, trying to get ahead and […]

God gave you a greater calling

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 1 GOD GAVE YOU A GREATER CALLING Paul, a bondservant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God. (Romans 1:1) The issue of calling is one we deal with throughout our life.  As we grow up, we try to find our calling, that […]

God has Kingdom power just for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 6 GOD HAS KINGDOM POWER JUST FOR YOU And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.  Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of […]

Your worship can bless the world

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 12 YOUR WORSHIP CAN BLESS THE WORLD Mary took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair.  The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.  (John 12:3) It was a small act, a little […]