The Lamb of God – Numbers 29:35-38

“On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly. You shall not do any ordinary work, but you shall offer a burnt offering, a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish, and the grain offering and the drink offerings for […]

To Hear and Keep His Word – Luke 11:27-28

“As [Jesus] said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!’ But he said, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’” Luke 11:27-28 There is intentionality here, in following […]

The Wonder of The Cross – Luke 10:20

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20 When God begins moving in our lives, working through us and calling us to things greater than our own strength and abilities, we can find our focus shifting to those things. […]

Facing the Battle Together – Galatians 5:19-22

“Now the works of the flesh are evident: …enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” Galatians 5:19-22 I don’t think I ever noticed before how many of the listed “works of the flesh” in this passage have […]

Only The Cross – Galatians 5:11-13

“But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed…For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:11,13 With this statement, the apostle […]

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 […]

Who We Need Him To Be – Psalm 88:1-3

“O LORD, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you… For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.” Psalm 88:1,3 The opening of this psalm, this prayer, strikes me this morning. “O LORD, God of my salvation.” The writer begins with this statement of who […]