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 […]

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 […]

Longing – John 12:12-13

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’” John 12:12-13 Reading this […]

Power of Darkness – Luke 22:52-53

“Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, ‘Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, […]

Take Courage – Mark 15:42-46

“And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus…And Joseph bought a linen […]

Barriers – Matthew 27:51

“And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” Matthew 27:51a I absolutely love the power of this statement. From the moment of Jesus’ death on the cross, His final declaration that “It is finished”—our debt fully paid and the wrath of God toward sin fully satisfied—God tore the […]