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 […]

Our Father – 1 John 3:1

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” 1 John 3:1a “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and […]

Uncontained – John 12:19-23, 32

“So the Pharisees said to one another, ‘You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.” John 12:19 “Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, ‘Sir, we wish to […]

Life – 2 Corinthians 5:2-5

“For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling…For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very […]

Building Relationships – 2 Timothy 2:24-25

“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth” 2 Timothy 2:24-25 It is a difficult path we are called to walk. God knows how our sin nature […]

In His Image – Genesis 1:27

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 There is some debate surrounding what exactly it means that man was created in God’s image. But regardless of the specifics, it’s clear that there was intent in how man was […]

Uniting All Things – Ephesians 1:7-10

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness […]