God’s discipline is for your deliverance

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 5 GOD’S DISCIPLINE IS FOR YOUR DELIVERANCE You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.  (1 Corinthians 5:5) It sounds so harsh.  It sounds so unloving. “What about grace?” some […]

You are part of a new humanity in Christ

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 5 YOU ARE PART OF A NEW HUMANITY IN CHRIST Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.  For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the One […]

Grace will set you free

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 3 GRACE WILL SET YOU FREE For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith.  (Roman 3:23-25a) There is no such thing as […]

Jesus is your voice of life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 10 JESUS IS YOUR VOICE OF LIFE “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.”  (John 10:10) There is no “silver lining” to sin.  Yes, God works all things together for the good of those who […]

Jesus crossed boundaries to love you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 4 JESUS CROSSED BOUNDARIES TO LOVE YOU  A woman from Samaria came to draw water.  Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  (For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)  The Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask […]

Repentance comes from hope

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 1 REPENTANCE COMES FROM HOPE Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the Good News of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Good News.” (Mark 1:15) When you think of repentance, do […]

Jesus wants to free you from your idols

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 19 JESUS WANTS TO FREE YOU FROM YOUR IDOLS A man came up to [Jesus], saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?’ … “All these [commandments] I have kept. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, […]

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 […]

Jesus is your faithful forgiver

Scripture Notes on 1 John 1 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9) If you betray someone you love, you will discover that a barrier begins to grow between you. There may be no retribution on their […]

God is your support when you’re slipping

Scripture Notes on Psalm 145 The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.  (Psalm 145:14) Nobody stands up straight all the time. Life in a broken world assures us that in every life there will come times when we find ourselves slipping in one way or another. Then what? That’s when God […]