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 […]

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 […]

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 […]