God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 6 JESUS HAS A DEEPER TRUTH FOR YOU The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His […]
God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 1 JESUS IS THE FIRST WORD OF YOUR LIFE In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1) In the Bible, words have great meaning, and sometimes the smallest details contain the biggest truths. Sometimes the most insignificant parts […]
Scripture Notes on James 3 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 […]
Scripture Notes on Psalm 140 O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. (Psalm 140:7) In any good fight, a headshot is the way to win. A strong blow can render an opponent unconscious -or worse- and quickly determine who is victorious. That’s why protecting […]
Ask any soldier how important it is to know your enemy, and they will tell you it’s crucial. In our spiritual life, we have an enemy whom Jesus said comes “only to steal, kill and destroy.” However, once we understand the enemy’s strategy, we can learn to fight much more effectively in the power of Christ. […]
Truth without hope is like light without heat. It may show you the way, but it will not provide the strength to walk in it. … Hope without truth is like a cloud without rain. It may look promising for a while, but it will never provide the nourishment you need. … Churches and sermons […]
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all […]
If there’s anything you can’t accuse Jesus of, it’s being a people-pleaser…
Here they go again… In Luke 20:1-8, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day come to Him with questions, but not good honest, heartfelt questions. They come with questions designed to trick Jesus, to trap Him and take Him down.
When Jesus speaks, what is He like?
“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear Him.” -Luke 15:1
How striking that the down-and-outs and outcasts of society were coming to Jesus not just because of the miracles (like many), but to “hear Him”. Something in His was and His words drew them in for more…