Posts with the tag “sin”
Monday, July 3, 2023
July 3rd, 2023
Acts 8 introduces us to an interesting character named Simon the Sorcerer. He had dazzled and amazed people with his magic and bag of tricks for a long time. But then the gospel came to ...
Thursday, April 27, 2023
April 27th, 2023
In Deuteronomy 1, we read about a rebellion against God. Amazing, isn’t it? Amazing that people who were liberated from bondage, set free from slavery and guided safely across the Red Sea ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
April 5th, 2023
When we read John 13:21-32, two words stand out for us in this gospel reading…betrayal and denial. They are siblings. They are two roads that take you to the same place. Jesus was on th...
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...
Monday, March 27, 2023
March 26th, 2023
In Exodus 20, God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. The moral law of God is captured in these commandments. The first four concern our relationship with the Lord. The last six co...
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 ...
Monday, February 27, 2023
February 27th, 2023
Psalm 51 is a passage of confession and contrition. David wrote this Psalm after his ordeal with Bathsheba and conspiring to arrange the murder of her husband, Uriah. Nathan confronted t...
Thursday, October 6, 2022
October 6th, 2022
We often encounter evil in the world today as we experience the sinfulness of others. There is the natural and human tendency to want to lash out at or against evil and injustice. If we ar...
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
October 4th, 2022
As a missionary, Paul always maintained a passion for the Jewish people to know Jesus as their Messiah. He preached often at synagogues and labored to show his listeners that Jesus was t...
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
September 27th, 2022
Near the end of Romans 2, Paul addressed the matter of circumcision. While not a pressing or even often-mentioned matter in twenty-first century Christianity or churches, this matter of ci...
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 29, 2022
June 29th, 2022
Judges is a fascinating book to read. We come across a variety of interesting people that God chooses or anoints to provide help and deliverance when Israel is in trouble. As we read Jud...
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, 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...
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