Jesus came to set you free from religion

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 2 JESUS CAME TO SET YOU FREE FROM RELIGION Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, […]

Jesus came to set you free from sin

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 1 JESUS CAME TO SET YOU FREE FROM SIN [The Lord Jesus Christ] gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever.  Amen.  (Galatians 1:4-5) Sin is slavery, […]

God is Greater Than Your Struggles

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 61 GOD IS GREATER THAN YOUR STRUGGLES Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.  (Psalm 61:2b-3 “I can handle it.” How often do we say this, trying to put on a good front, unwilling to admit that the problem […]

Jesus wants lasting freedom for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 5 Jesus wants lasting freedom for you When Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs.  And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he […]

Jesus came to set you free from religion

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 2 JESUS CAME TO SET YOU FREE FROM RELIGION Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a […]

Jesus came to set you free from sin

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 1 JESUS CAME TO SET YOU FREE FROM SIN [The Lord Jesus Christ] gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:4-5) Sin is slavery, […]

Self-control sets you free

SELF-CONTROL SETS YOU FREE Do you struggle with self-control sometimes? “Older men are to be…self-controlled.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…and so train the young women…to be self-controlled.  Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled…For the grace of God has appeared, training us to live self-controlled…lives.” -Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 (selections) I […]

Self-Control Sets You Free

 Do you struggle with self-control sometimes? “Older men are to be…self-controlled.  Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…and so train the young women…to be self-controlled.  Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled…For the grace of God has appeared, training us to live self-controlled…lives.” -Titus 2:2-6, 11-12 (selections) I find it interesting that […]

How to Have Hope Unaffected by Elections

NOTE: I wrote this post about six weeks ago as a meditation on Colossians 1:13.  In God’s providence, it came up in the queue to be posted this week, and it seemed an appropriate reminder on Election Day.  May God’s perspective bring you peace, no matter which way the wind blows. -Pastor Phillip   “He […]

Slaves to a Better Master

True “freedom” isn’t found in having no master, but in finding a better one. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace… and having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” -Romans 6:14, 18 In Christ, though we may stumble, we are slaves […]