The Savior’s Choice – Revelation 5:9

“For you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9b Someone speaking at church last night made a statement that has been resonating in my heart: Christ purchased us with His blood. Every crack of the whip, laced with bone and […]

Reason to Rejoice – Psalm 100

“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his […]

Getting It Right (…or not) – Galatians 3:5-7

“Does He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—just as Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness? Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.” Galatians 3:5-7 How easy […]

Giving Thanks for the Sacrifice – Mark 14:23-24

“And [Jesus] took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drink of it. And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’” Mark 14:23-24 While the act of giving thanks was likely expressed by Jesus at every […]

Taken for Granted – Mark 14:6-7

“But Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you…but you will not always have me.’” Mark 14:6-7 The woman in this passage poured out an offering of great sacrifice, seeing Jesus’ worth and taking this opportunity to […]