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 […]

The Most Important Question – John 3:1-15

“Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.’ Jesus answered him, […]

To Save and To Heal – Jeremiah 30:10-17, 22

“Then fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the LORD, nor be dismayed, O Israel; for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity… For I am with you to save you, declares the LORD… Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous. There is […]

Faithful Pursuit – 2 Chronicles 36:14-15

“All the officers of the priests and the people likewise were exceedingly unfaithful, following all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of the LORD that He had made holy in Jerusalem. The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by His messengers, because He had compassion on His […]

God’s Love For Sinners – Romans 5:7-8

“For one will scarcely die for a righteous person —though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:7-8 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever […]

Justice and Salvation – Luke 15:10

“Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10 “…As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways” […]

The Things of God – Matthew 16:21-23

“From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Far be it from you, Lord! This […]