Posts with the tag “forgiveness”
Thursday, June 1, 2023
June 1st, 2023
In John 21:15-19, we read about Jesus’ efforts to “reinstate Peter.” The Lord had prepared breakfast for Peter and the other disciples who were at the seashore. When the meal ended, Jesu...
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
May 31st, 2023
We know that Jesus rose from the dead. That is a cardinal belief in the Christian faith. The cross was not the end. Our Lord died but He rose again. He made multiple appearances followin...
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
May 30th, 2023
In John 18, Jesus was arrested. The Lord was quickly moving forward in a current that led to the cross. There will be no turning back. There will be no concessions or compromises. A cro...
Thursday, May 25, 2023
May 25th, 2023
Following the foot washing in John 13, Judas departed from Jesus and the rest of the disciples to do his deeds of darkness and betrayal. Attention next turned to Peter once again. Peter a...
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
May 16th, 2023
Peter and Jesus once attended a dinner party at the home of a Pharisee. It was not a state dinner at the White House but it was somewhere between Biltmore and Burger King. We pick up this s...
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
April 4th, 2023
As you probably know, there is a danger in leaving wood exposed to the elements of weather like sun and rain. Wood can easily weaken and suffer weather damage when exposed to the elements. ...
March 28, 2023
March 28th, 2023
The word “refuge” can mean many things to many people. Synonyms can include sanctuary, safe-haven, safe-harbor and shelter. The Bible tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, an ev...
Thursday, March 16, 2023
March 16th, 2023
Yesterday, March 15, is commonly called “the Ides of March.” Traditionally, this date marks the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar by a group of Roman senators (perhaps most ...
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
February 28th, 2023
Psalm 32 speaks to the important matters of confession and forgiveness. Just think for a moment about how wonderful forgiveness feels. If you have asked for forgiveness from someone and ...
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
February 7th, 2023
Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:10, “finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” What a blessing and encouragement to us! The good news is we can be strong in Him. We can do thing...
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
January 17th, 2023
The Bible has many names and descriptions of God. Likely, we all have a few ways that God is spoken of that we especially like or cherish. Many people find comfort in knowing that God is ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
September 28th, 2022
As he opened Romans 5, Paul paid tribute to some of the many blessings that believers enjoy through justification. He wrote, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we ha...
Thursday, August 18, 2022
August 18th, 2022
Micah was a prophet to Judah and Israel whose time paralleled that of Isaiah. The name Micah means “who is like Jehovah?” His name alone tells us that his highest allegiance was to God a...
Thursday, August 11, 2022
August 11th, 2022
Joel was a minor prophet who delivered a message from God to the southern kingdom also known as Judah. His message was one of great earnestness—judgment was imminent upon the nation becau...
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
August 10th, 2022
Hosea was an Old Testament prophet who preached and prophesied about the same time as two other biblical prophets—Isaiah and Micah. He spoke primarily to the northern kingdom also known as...
Thursday, July 14, 2022
July 14th, 2022
Ezra offered leadership to Judah near the end of the Babylonian exile and in the days that followed. The book that carries his name is ten chapters long and details the rebuilding of the ...
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 22nd, 2022
In Leviticus 16, we read God’s instructions to Moses concerning atonement for the sins of the people of Israel. In these instructions, we find reference to “the scapegoat.” This express...
Thursday, June 16, 2022
June 16th, 2022
In I Kings 2, David is nearing death. He’s enjoyed a prominent place in Israel as a musician, writer, defeater of Goliath and Israel’s second king. He was not perfect but he was called...
Thursday, May 19, 2022
May 19th, 2022
In Daniel 9, we read the great prayer of confession that Daniel prayed on behalf of the people of Israel. In this prayer, the prophet acknowledged Israel’s sinfulness and rebellion against...
Monday, April 4, 2022
April 4th, 2022
Forgiveness is a big word in the Christian life. And it is a good one. God offers us forgiveness for our sins committed against Him and others. We believe that Jesus died to pay the pric...
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