Give Us This Day

Give Us This Day

To Change the Stone to Flesh . . .

The standard of perfection, written on hard stone, fulfilled by The Christ:  this is a summary of the 10 commandments.   In Deuteronomy 5, after giving the law, Moses mentions that the law was written on tablets of stone. This fact could be pointing to the fact that the law would never pass away, only be fulfilled, and I think it also points to the stony hard heart of the

June 22nd, 2020|

An Intimate Friendship with God

An Intimate Friendship with God "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you," (James 4:8). My study Bible interprets this command as, "Pursue an intimate love relationship with God."  The word "Pursue" is an action word.  It means we DO something to make the relationship grow by being there and participating in it.  But it's more than that.  It involves a continuing effort to attain something and

December 26th, 2019|

Your Name – A Love Story

This poem was written by an anonymous church family member  . . . YOUR Name - A Love Story When I first heard your name, I didn't want to hear it. I didn't want to know it. I didn't want to know about YOU. Then, I HEARD YOUR name and my eyes were OPENED. I fell out of love with myself And in LOVE with YOU. Oh most GRACIOUS and

October 16th, 2019|

Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

What can we learn from how Jesus quotes the Old Testament? In John 13, Jesus quotes a Psalm that we may read apart from this passage and immediately think its all about King David. That would be a wrong interpretation.  Look: "I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel

August 1st, 2019|

The Power of Sin is Broken

There is one verse of the song, "In Christ Alone," that is particularly poignant to me: The one that gives almost a shout of triumph at Jesus’ resurrection! These are the two lines: "And as He stands in victory Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me" These lines make me stop and think: The resurrection is everything. What if Jesus had never risen from the dead? It’s unthinkable! But

July 10th, 2019|

Dead Works

What are dead works? Look at the following passage in Hebrews and let’s see . . . “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:14). In some ways the book of Hebrews is a big warning! It’s a warning for the Jews not to go back

May 13th, 2019|
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