Sacrifices – Hebrews 10:11-14

“And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his […]

Our Better Hope – Hebrews 7:18-19

“For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.” Hebrews 7:18-19 I draw near to God not because of my righteousness, not by good […]

Lifted Up For Us – John 3:14-15

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:14-15 When the serpent was lifted up in the wilderness, it was for those who had sinned grievously against the Lord. They expressed deep, continued distrust […]

That We May Live – Deuteronomy 5:33

“You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live” Deuteronomy 5:33a Our God desires life for us. Real, whole, full, abundant life. Some might say that living according to the commands of God, following the example of Jesus, and walking in the sacrificial and submissive […]

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 […]

The Chasm – Luke 16:26

“… between us and you a great chasm has been fixed…” Luke 16:26 Often, I don’t think we realize the vastness of the chasm between us and the Lord. The utter impossibility of our quest to cross it on our own. We likely won’t fully comprehend it during our mortal lives, but I pray God […]

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 […]