Forgiving Ourselves – Isaiah 53:5-11

“But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – every one – to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the […]

A Greater Sacrifice – 1 Peter 1:17-19

“And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, […]

Making the Dead Alive – Galatians 4:22-23, 28

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise… Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.” Galatians 4:22-23,28 If […]

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 […]