Is it Really Love?

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10) Love is a word our culture loves to throw around without definition. We use it in a way that seems to say the essence of love is “always be nice to me and never tell me anything that […]

God’s justice is a pathway to His mercy

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So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image…  They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues.  They did […]

More than Mary

Mary the mother of Jesus was incredibly special, but did you know there’s someone else Jesus says is even more blessed than her?

Preconception and Revelation (Luke 9:43b-45)

While everyone was amazed at all the things He was doing, He told His disciples, “Let these words sink in: The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.”  But they did not understand this statement; it was concealed from them so that they could not grasp it, and they […]

God’s character is the sign of God’s wisdom

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.  (James 3:17) Many people claim to be wise.  They have education and degrees, experience and lots of time invested in the field.  They may even have some good ideas. But good ideas […]

God is your eternal security

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 49 GOD IS YOUR ETERNAL SECURITY Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.  For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.  (Psalm 49:16-17) Have you ever been bothered by someone else’s […]

God will reveal your righteousness

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 24 GOD WILL REVEAL YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS “So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.”  (Acts 24:16) Paul was being falsely accused… Again. Just like Jesus, he was on trial for going against the establishment and upsetting the religious leaders of his day.  Just […]

Eternal perspective can set you free right now

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 39 ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE CAN SET YOU FREE RIGHT NOW I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse. My heart became hot within me.  As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: “O LORD, make me know […]

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 […]

THE Truth will set you free indeed

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 8 THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE INDEED So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8:31-32) In this passage, Jesus speaks to people who […]