Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, And to offsprings, referring to many, but referring to one, And to your offspring, who is Christ. – Galatians 3:16 Abraham only received a part of his promise in his son Isaac. In other words, Isaac was the fulfillment of […]
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. – Ephesians 5:2 (ESV) The fragrance that arose from the cross up to the very throne in the heavens was rich and so full beyond the glorious act of the atonement. Jesus did far […]
You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased. – (Revelation 4:11 NLT-SE) There is also a very personal application found in this verse in the fact that God created what He desired and what pleased […]
We often speak of the “Kingdom of God” or the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Christian circles but I am afraid that very few of us actually know what we are talking about. I say this because there seems to be volume upon volume written on the kingdom, each volume trying to present the kingdom slightly […]
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4 (ESV) The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and […]
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? – Deuteronomy 4:7 (ESV) This phrase “a god so near” should cause us all to fall down in worship before the God who would utter such a great […]
This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit. The previous post in this series is Blessed are the Poor in Spirit. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 (ESV) One of the core issues of embracing poverty is the issue of self-existence. […]This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.
This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit. The next post in this series is Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Part 2. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 (ESV) Jesus promises a governmental position in the government, or rule, of […]This is part of the series Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.
Praying the Scripture is something that I believe is often overlooked, but has incredible value. Recently I’ve been making an intentional effort to pray the Scripture and it has really moved my heart. Just to clarify what I mean by praying the Scriptures, I am not talking about what I call “pray reading.” Pray reading […]
…For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. – Revelation 19:10b (ESV) I’ll admit up front that this post is long, but the topic is critical and the full consideration of it is has profound implications for how we interpret Scripture and therefore how we live. Revelation 19:10 is an absolutely critical passage […]
We were recently discussing some of the ways prayer is misused and it immediately came to me that perhaps some of our error in praying is that we have so mystified it that we really do not have a solid paradigm for exactly what we are doing when we pray. Because our governmental model of […]
Recently I was spending some time with one of my daughters and at her request, we ended up watching one of her videos. When it stopped, the television defaulted to a Christian channel and they were showing a movie of Noah and the ark. She begged to watch it, so we watched some of it. […]