attributes of God

31. Worthy of Our Supreme Love

31. Worthy of Our Supreme Love

Our reasonable response to Christ who came down at Christmas

is to give Him our utmost love and devotion

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Matthew #love #ReasonableResponse #devotion

30. Jesus Satisfies Our Deepest Longing

30. Jesus Satisfies Our Deepest Longing

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 30 – we celebrate Jesus, who came to satisfy our deepest need

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #John #SpiritualThirst #LivingWaters

29. Partakers of His Divine Nature

29. Partakers of His Divine Nature

We celebrate Christmas because
Reason 29 – we celebrate Jesus, who gives us great and precious promises

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #2Peter #DivineNature #PreciousPromises

28. Jesus Came Down and Dwelt Among Us

28. Jesus Came Down and Dwelt Among Us

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 28 – we celebrate Jesus, who came down to dwell with us

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #John #GodwithUs #Immanuel

26. Our Everlasting Father

26. Our Everlasting Father

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 26 – we celebrate Jesus, our Everlasting Father

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Isaiah #Father #Everlasting Father

25. Jesus is our Almighty God

25. Jesus is our Almighty God

We celebrate Christmas because Reason 25 – we celebrate Jesus, our Almighty God

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Isaiah #Almighty #LordOfCreation #worship

24. Jesus our Counsellor

24. Jesus our Counsellor

We celebrate Christmas because Reason 24 – we celebrate Jesus, our wonderful all-wise Counselor
#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Counselor #Guide #all wise

23. Jesus Christ is Wonderful

23. Jesus Christ is Wonderful

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 23 – we celebrate Jesus, our wonderful God

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Isaiah #WonderfulGod

22. The Government Upon His Shoulders

22. The Government Upon His Shoulders

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 22 – we celebrate King Jesus and His government upon His shoulders

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Isaiah #KingJesus #government

21. For Unto Us a Child is Born

21. For Unto Us a Child is Born

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 21 – we celebrate Jesus, God’s Son, who chose to identify with us, be born a baby

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Isaiah #Child

20. Jesus the Source of Eternal Life

20. Jesus the Source of Eternal Life

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 20 – we celebrate Jesus who is the Source of eternal life

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #John #BreadOfLife #EternalLife

19. Jesus the Holy One

19. Jesus the Holy One

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 19 – we celebrate Jesus as the Holy One

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Luke #holy #sinless #sacrifice

18. Jesus Christ, Our Glorious Hope

18. Jesus Christ, Our Glorious Hope

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 18 – we celebrate Jesus our Redeemer, who paid the ransom for many

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Mark #Titus #Redeeemer #Ransom #hope #sin

17. Jesus is the Judge

17. Jesus is the Judge

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 17 – we celebrate Jesus as the Judge

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #John #Judge #sin

16. Jesus, the Proclaimer of Good News

16. Jesus, the Proclaimer of Good News

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 16 – we celebrate Jesus, the Proclaimer of Good News

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Luke #good news #gospel

15. Jesus Brings Us Great Joy

15. Jesus Brings Us Great Joy

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 15 – we celebrate Jesus who brings us great joy

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Luke #joy

14. Jesus the Light of the World

14. Jesus the Light of the World

We celebrate Jesus because
Reason 14 – we celebrate Jesus the Light of the world

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #John #Light #darkness #sin

13. Jesus is Our Saviour

13. Jesus is Our Saviour

We celebrate Jesus because

Reason 13 – we celebrate Jesus our Saviour

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Hebrews #1 Timothy #Saviour #sacrifice

12. Jesus is the Servant King

12. Jesus is the Servant King

We celebrate Jesus because

Reason 12 – we celebrate Jesus our Servant King

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Mark #Servant King #serve

11. Jesus is the Prince of Peace

11. Jesus is the Prince of Peace

We celebrate Christmas because

Reason 11 – Jesus is our peace
#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Ephesians #peace #reconciliation #sin #separation

10. Jesus the High Priest

10. Jesus the High Priest

We celebrate Jesus because

Reason 10 – we celebrate Jesus our High Priest

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Hebrews #HighPriest

9. Jesus’ Submission and Obedience

9. Jesus’ Submission and Obedience

We celebrate Jesus because

Reason 9 – Jesus was obedient

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Obedience #John #submission

8. In Humility, Jesus Emptied Himself

8. In Humility, Jesus Emptied Himself

We celebrate Jesus because

Reason 8 – in humility, Jesus emptied Himself

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #Philippians #humility #ServantKing #cross #submission #surrender

7. Jesus the Fulfillment and the Penalty

7. Jesus the Fulfillment and the Penalty

We celebrate Christmas because Reason 7 – Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the law and became the penalty in my place
#Advent
#Christmas
#Christ
#WhyChristmas
#31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod
#NamesOfGod
#Matthew
#fulfillmentOfLaw
#PenaltyForSin
#InMyPlace

5. Jesus Identifies With Us

5. Jesus Identifies With Us

We celebrate Christmas because
Reason 5 – Jesus came down to identify Himself with sinners like you and me

#Advent
#Christmas
#Christ
#WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod
#NamesOfGod
#Hebrews
#IdentifyWithSinners
#HighPriest

4. Jesus Came to Die on the Cross

4. Jesus Came to Die on the Cross

We celebrate Christmas because
Reason 4 – Jesus came to die on the cross for your sins and mine

#Advent #Christmas #Christ #God’sLove #WhyChristmas #31RealReasonforChristmas #AttributesOfGod #NamesOfGod #John #Cross #death

2. Jesus’ Unyielding Mission to Seek the Lost

2. Jesus’ Unyielding Mission to Seek the Lost

We celebrate Christmas because Reason 2 – Jesus came to seek and save you and me

#Advent
#Christmas
#Christ
#God’sLove
#WhyChristmas
#31RealReasonforChristmas
#Luke
#Seek
#Save
#AttributesOfGod
#NamesOfGod

You are Divinely Designed for a Unique Purpose

You are Divinely Designed for a Unique Purpose

Are there times you wonder about why you are in this world? What is the purpose of your existence?

The Bible says God created you and for a purpose!

#DivinelyDesigned
#PurposefulLiving
#GodsCreation
#DiscoverYourPurpose

Holiness in His House: Embracing Genuine Worship

Holiness in His House: Embracing Genuine Worship

What does the church mean to you? How are you contributing to the church and its ministry?
God is holy and holiness is expected in His house.

#HolinessInHisHouse #WorshipBeyondSunday #GenuineWorship #ReverenceInWorship
#HouseOfPrayer

True Worship: Offering God our Best

True Worship: Offering God our Best

Are you giving God your best, or do you sometimes settle for the easiest or cheapest way to worship Him?

God desires, is infinitely worthy of our true worship.

#TrueWorship
#GenuineDevotion
#SacrificeOfPraise
#HeartfeltWorship

Secure in Him: The Power of Forgiveness and Mercy

Secure in Him: The Power of Forgiveness and Mercy

Where does your security lie? Insecurity, often is a great motivator for revenge and unforgiveness. May we find our security in Him.

#ForgivenessAndMercy #SecureInHim #PowerOfForgiveness #AmazingGrace
#ForgiveLikeJesus

Bible Verses: Reconciliation

Bible Verses: Reconciliation

Reconciliation is extremely significant in the Bible. Delve into His Word to understand the transformative power of forgiveness, love. Be His agent of peace.

God’s Redemptive Love: Grace at the King’s Table

God’s Redemptive Love: Grace at the King’s Table

Are you in the midst of ‘many dangers, toils, and snares’? Would you trust that God’s grace which saves wretches like you and me, will lead us safe home too?

#GraceAtTheKingsTable #RedemptiveLove #EmbracingGrace #CovenantKeeper

The Power of God With Us: Navigating Life with Confidence

The Power of God With Us: Navigating Life with Confidence

Are you feeling lonely, fearful, facing sickness and loneliness?

God is with us empowering, guiding and strengthening us. Strength will rise as we wait on Him.

#GodsWithUs #DivinePresence #EmpoweringFaith #GuidedByGod #TrustingHisGuidance

God is Rich in Mercy: Find Strength in Him

God is Rich in Mercy: Find Strength in Him

When in difficult situations, do you tend to seek strength from others, from within yourself?

God, rich in mercy, is found by those who truly seek Him.

#FindingStrengthInGod #GodsMercyAndGrace #TrustInGod

God of Peace and Reconciliation: Called to be Peacemakers

God of Peace and Reconciliation: Called to be Peacemakers

Are you angry and vengeful because of a difficult relationship, unwilling to bring peace, reconciliation?

Our God of reconciliation calls us to be peacemakers.

#PeaceAndReconciliation #HealingRelationships #EmbracingHumility #ForgivenessInAction

God’s Purposes will not be Thwarted: Trust Him

God’s Purposes will not be Thwarted: Trust Him

Are you in a season of waiting and uncertainty, questioning God’s plan for your life?

God uses great preparation when the task is great. Trust Him.

#TrustInGod #UnthwartablePurposes #SovereigntyOfGod #AnchorInUncertainty

Beyond Appearances: God Delights in an Authentic Heart

Beyond Appearances: God Delights in an Authentic Heart

Am I tempted to prioritize outward appearances over the authenticity of my heart?
God knows and sees the depths of my heart like no one!

#HeartOverAppearance #TransparentWorship #InnerMotivations #SurrenderedHearts

The Unmatched Power and Might of Our God

The Unmatched Power and Might of Our God

Do I trust in God’s sovereignty, power, or do I rely on the idols of my own abilities, worldly solutions?
Our God is all powerful and worthy of all our worship!

#HolinessOfGod #SovereignAuthority #TrustInGod #NoIdolsBeforeHim

The Ultimate Redeemer: Jesus Christ

The Ultimate Redeemer: Jesus Christ

Do you find yourself in the bondage of past mistakes or regrets? Jesus is our redeemer who has paid the price for our freedom. Would you trust Him today?

#UltimateRedeemer #SacrificialLove #RestorationInChrist

God’s Unfailing Forgiveness: Samson’s Story

God’s Unfailing Forgiveness: Samson’s Story

Have I experienced the consequences of my actions and felt distant from God’s plan for my life?

God forgives and remains faithful even when we are unfaithful.

#ForgivenAndFree #EmbracingGodsPlan #WalkingInPurpose #LivingInGodsFaithfulness

Sovereign God: Calls and Equips

Sovereign God: Calls and Equips

Am I allowing past mistakes, failures, and labels to limit my view of what God can do through me?

God is our sovereign Way Maker, equipping those He calls.

#GodsSovereignty #CalledAndEquipped #RelyOnGod

God’s Tender Mercies: A Path to Victory

God’s Tender Mercies: A Path to Victory

Fears, doubts or feelings of insecurities are real. God understands and anchors us with tender mercies, empowering us to live in victory.
#GodsTenderMercies #WalkingInVictory #TrustingHisPromises #FindingCourage

Unfailing Mercy: God’s Lifeline

Unfailing Mercy: God’s Lifeline

We all desperately need God’s unfailing mercy. When faced with difficulties, do I genuinely turn to God in dependence and cry out to Him for deliverance?

Responding in Faith to Our Faithful God

Responding in Faith to Our Faithful God

Do you find yourself relying on your own strength and coming up short?

God is faithful and not one of His promises fail. He comes through every single time.
#FaithfulGod #PromisesFulfilled #TrustingHisWord

God’s Faithfulness: Our Hope and Stay

God’s Faithfulness: Our Hope and Stay

In a world filled with uncertainties, God’s unchanging faithfulness shines as an anchor for our souls.

#GodsFaithfulness
#ComfortandStrength #UnwaveringHope

God is Just: Lessons from the Life of Achan

God is Just: Lessons from the Life of Achan

How much does obedience to God really matter?

Achan’s story teaches us some powerful lessons on the consequences and impact of our actions.
#JusticeMatters
#AccountabilityMatters
#ConsequencesOfChoices

Embracing God’s Omniscience and Living His Word

Embracing God’s Omniscience and Living His Word

“God’s omniscience is a comforting truth. It means that no matter what we face, He already knows the outcome and has a plan in place.” – Rick Warren

Would you choose to trust Him and live out His Word?

God Cares: The Sin of Doing Nothing

God Cares: The Sin of Doing Nothing

True love is not but manifested through compassionate action, extending a helping hand to those in need.

When I needed a neighbor were you there?

Practicing Justice: Reflects the Heart of God

Practicing Justice: Reflects the Heart of God

Justice is not an optional add-on to our faith. It is a core component, intricately woven into the very fabric of who God is and what He desires for His creation. Am I reflecting my God by practicing justice?

God Restores: The Power of His Word

God Restores: The Power of His Word

Our God is a God not just of second chances, but many chances.
Getting right with God after a time of rebellion must always begin and center on God’s word.
n those moments when we feel broken, lost, or burdened by guilt, it is through the Word that we find hope and healing. It is in the promises and teachings of Scripture that we encounter the very heart of God, who longs to restore and renew us.

God Answers Faith-filled Prayers

God Answers Faith-filled Prayers

Consider the mountains you may be facing today. Persist in faith-filled prayer, knowing that He is able to move and overcome the impossible.

Our Jealous God Demands Exclusive Devotion

Our Jealous God Demands Exclusive Devotion

Read: Deuteronomy 4-6 Deuteronomy 5:9 -10 - You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a...

God Heals: On the Jericho Road

God Heals: On the Jericho Road

Read: Mark 10:32-52 Mark 10:49 - Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” “On the Jericho road, there is room for just two, no more and no less, just Jesus and you. “ Having walked long distances, and dealt with many questions and requests, Jesus now passes through...

Faithful God: The High Cost of Unbelief

Faithful God: The High Cost of Unbelief

Read: Numbers 35-36 Numbers 36:13 - These are the commands and regulations the Lord gave through Moses to the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. God is always faithful, even when we are unfaithful. At the end of the book of Numbers,...

From Last to First – Unpacking Biblical Greatness

From Last to First – Unpacking Biblical Greatness

Read: Mark 9:30-50 Mark 9:35 - Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Jesus, truly the greatest in the kingdom of God, made Himself last of all, the Servant King, for our sake....

From Levitical Priests to Jesus’ Priesthood

From Levitical Priests to Jesus’ Priesthood

Read: Numbers 29-31 Numbers 29:40 - Moses told the Israelites all that the Lord commanded him. Jesus the High Priest, offered Himself as the permanent, once-and-for-all sacrifice to atone for the sins of all people, for all time. Israel was now of the threshold of the...

Following Jesus’ Example of Compassion

Following Jesus’ Example of Compassion

Read: Mark 8 Mark 8:1 – 3 - During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send...

Finding Strength in Our Defender

Finding Strength in Our Defender

Read: Numbers 23-25 Numbers 23:18-20 - Then he spoke his message: “Arise, Balak, and listen;    hear me, son of Zippor.God is not human, that he should lie,    not a human being, that he should change his mind.Does he speak and then not act?    Does he...

What Actually Matters: Tradition Vs Truth

What Actually Matters: Tradition Vs Truth

Read: Mark 7:1-13 Mark 7:14-15 - Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” God and His word...

God’s Response to Rebellion: Aaron’s Rod

God’s Response to Rebellion: Aaron’s Rod

Read: Numbers 17-19 Numbers 17:4-5 - Place them in the tent of meeting in front of the ark of the covenant law, where I meet with you. The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the...

The Power of Faith: Rejection Expected, Limitations of Unbelief

The Power of Faith: Rejection Expected, Limitations of Unbelief

Read: Mark 6:1-29 Mark 6:4-6 - Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their...

God’s Response to Pride: Dealing with Unfair Judgement?

God’s Response to Pride: Dealing with Unfair Judgement?

Read: Numbers 12-14 Numbers 12:7 - But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. Miriam and Aaron were unhappy. Miriam seems to have led the accusation against Moses and their problem was...

The Great Liberator: Dismissed Over Pigs

The Great Liberator: Dismissed Over Pigs

Read: Mark 5:1-20 Mark 5:16-17 - Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. Jesus is the Great Liberator, powerful even over...

The Ultimate Eye Witness: Every Offering Matters

The Ultimate Eye Witness: Every Offering Matters

Read: Numbers 7-8 Numbers 7:2 -Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of families who were the tribal leaders in charge of those who were counted, made offerings. God values and is interested in each individual’s heart and offering. One of the longest chapters in the...

Bible Verses: The Bible, Word of God

Bible Verses: The Bible, Word of God

The Bible is a collection of 66 writings by more than 40 human authors. It is God’s special and unique written revelation of Himself to human beings and, as such, its words are not only the words of the human authors, but also the very words of God (2 Timothy...

The Divine Farmer: What’s Your Soil?

The Divine Farmer: What’s Your Soil?

Read: Mark 4:1-20 Mark 4:3 - Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. God the Divine Farmer, sows the seed of His word, to all people. The story of the farmer who sows seeds in different types of soil is commonly known as the parable of the sower. However, it would...

Bible Verses: The Lord our God

Bible Verses: The Lord our God

The Lord our God is powerful and unchanging. His power is evident throughout history and continues to be displayed in the lives of believers today. His unchanging nature gives us hope and security, knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us. As we live in light...

Trusting in the Lord our God’s Unchanging Nature

Trusting in the Lord our God’s Unchanging Nature

Read: Numbers 3-4 Numbers 3:13 - … I am the Lord.” Have you ever considered whether God is truly the Lord of your life, and if so, how does that impact your choices, actions, and priorities? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘lord’ as one having power,...

First Job of A Disciple: Be with Jesus

First Job of A Disciple: Be with Jesus

Read: Mark 3:1-19 Mark 1:13-15 - Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons Jesus called...

God’s Presence: The Reward of Obedience

God’s Presence: The Reward of Obedience

Read: Leviticus 26-27 Leviticus 26:3,12 - If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, ….  I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. God's presence is the promise and reward of obedience. The first thirteen verses of this...

Why Priortize Time Alone with God

Why Priortize Time Alone with God

Read: Mark 1:23-45 Mark 1:35 - Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Jesus the Son of God prayed. After a long and busy day, it is only reasonable to want to sleep in, take...

Sharing the Good News of the Resurrection

Sharing the Good News of the Resurrection

Read: Matthew 28 Matthew 28:5-6 - The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Jesus is Risen! Having chosen to...

Tetelestai: Cry of the Victorious One

Tetelestai: Cry of the Victorious One

Read: Matthew 27:27-50 Matthew 27:50 - And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. Death had no hold over the sinless Son of God, He yielded up His spirit. Jesus experienced excruciating physical agony, yet the separation from God the...

God’s Plan of Redemption: The Need for Atonement

God’s Plan of Redemption: The Need for Atonement

Read: Leviticus 11-12 Leviticus 16:16 - In this way, he will make atonement for the Most Holy Place because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the Israelites, whatever their sins have been. He is to do the same for the tent of meeting, which is among them during...

Jesus’ Hallel Before His Sacrifice: Praise in the Darkest Hour

Jesus’ Hallel Before His Sacrifice: Praise in the Darkest Hour

Read: Matthew 26:26-50 Matthew 26:30 - When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Jesus worshipped God the Father in His darkest moments. Can you? Jesus had just had the Passover meal with His disciples. And the Bible says, Jesus, sung a hymn...

Food Laws in the Bible: Their Significance Today?

Food Laws in the Bible: Their Significance Today?

Read: Leviticus 11-12 Leviticus 11:44-45 - I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground.  I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God;...

The Lord of Glory Returns: The High Cost of Indifference

The Lord of Glory Returns: The High Cost of Indifference

Read: Matthew 25:31-46 Matthew 25:31-33 - “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates...

The Wideness of God’s Grace

The Wideness of God’s Grace

Read: Leviticus 6-7 Leviticus 7:37-38 - These, then, are the regulations for the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the ordination offering and the fellowship offering, which the Lord gave Moses at Mount Sinai in the Desert of...

Anticipating the Soon and Sure Coming Christ

Anticipating the Soon and Sure Coming Christ

Read: Matthew 24:29-51 Matthew 24:36-37 - “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. The Lord is coming again and that is...

God’s Holiness and Our Call to Be Holy

God’s Holiness and Our Call to Be Holy

Read: Leviticus 1-3 Leviticus 1:1 - The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said, God is holy and calls His people to be holy. Leviticus 1:1 opens with God calling Moses to speak with him from the tent of meeting. God's holiness is...

Jesus Christ: The Prophesied Messiah or Mere Coincidence?

Jesus Christ: The Prophesied Messiah or Mere Coincidence?

Read: Matthew 22:23-46 Matthew 22:41-42 - While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” Jesus is the Messiah, the Anointed One of God Jesus asked the Pharisees a question similar to the...

God Shelters Us in the Cleft of the Rock

Read: Exodus 31-33 Exodus 33:21-22 - And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. God shelters and...

Jesus, the Cornerstone of God’s Kingdom

Jesus, the Cornerstone of God’s Kingdom

Read: Matthew 21:23-46 Matthew 21:42 - Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Jesus is the cornerstone of God’s great...

Bible Verses: Jesus, the Cornerstone

Bible Verses: Jesus, the Cornerstone

Jesus is the cornerstone of God’s great plan of the ages, that all things would be founded and fulfilled in Him. The ‘capstone’ or ‘cornerstone’ was an important stone, that held together two rows of stones or stabilized the stones at the foundation. Jesus...

From Aaron to Jesus: The Once and For All Atonement

Read: Exodus 27-28 Exodus 28:41 - So you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him. You shall anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to Me as priests. Jesus our High Priest has atoned for our sins once and for all....

Following Jesus’ Example of Servant Leadership

Following Jesus’ Example of Servant Leadership

Read: Matthew 20:17-34 Matthew 20:28 -  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus, our Servant King, sets the example for us – to serve, not to be served The mother of...

Bible Verses: Jesus, Our Servant King

Bible Verses: Jesus, Our Servant King

Jesus, sets us the ultimate example of servant leadership through His humility. The Son of God, the Second Person in the Trinity, left His glory above to come and serve and die for you and me. What kind of love is this? As you meditate on these verses, may you grow in...

What in Your Life Needs To Be Undone?

What in Your Life Needs To Be Undone?

Read: Matthew 18:1-20 Matthew 18:8 - If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. God is holy and calls us to be...

Trusting God’s Plans: Overcoming Fear and Worry

Read: Exodus 23-24 Exodus 23:20-21 - See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since...

Bible Verses: God Directs Your Steps

Bible Verses: God Directs Your Steps

You matter to God. He is with you and will direct your steps. David knew better than most that there would be dark days in this life and he wrote that, even though he walked through the valley of the shadow of death, he didn’t need to fear evil because His heavenly...

Eternal Life: Why It Cannot Be Earned

Eternal Life: Why It Cannot Be Earned

Read: Matthew 19 Matthew 19:16 - Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus is the source of eternal life. We have eternal life when we trust Him. The question by this rich young man, what must I do...

On Eagle’s Wings

Read: Exodus19-20 Exodus 19:4 - You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. God cares and protects His people that they may have fellowship with Him. The Israelites have finally arrived at Mount...

Bible Verses: God Cares for You

Bible Verses: God Cares for You

Do you ever feel all alone and like nobody cares? That God is far away and doesn’t care for you? That maybe He has forgotten about you or isn’t really involved in your life? As you read and meditate on these verses, may God encourage your heart with the truth of...

What in Your Life Needs To Be Undone?

What in Your Life Needs To Be Undone?

Read: Matthew 18:1-20 Matthew 18:8 - If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. God is holy and calls us to be...

Bible Verses: God is My Defender

Bible Verses: God is My Defender

God is our Defender. He will fight our battles for us, when we trust and rest in Him. He is our refuge, our strong tower: Whatever might be your situation, however great your challenge, whatever you may be going through, or whatever you may have done, please remember...

When the Battles of Life Loom Large

Read: Exodus14-15 Exodus 14:14 - The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” The Lord is our Defender. He continues to fight our battles for us, we only need to be still. The Israelites were quite literally, between the deep and the devil. Having...

God’s Unmerited Favor

God’s Unmerited Favor

Read: Matthew 15:21-39 Matthew 15:21-22 - Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering...

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Read: Exodus12-13 Exodus 12:23 - When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you...

Bible Verses: Jesus, Son of God

Bible Verses: Jesus, Son of God

Jesus is the second person of the Trinity and has existed eternally. The title "Son of God" does not indicate Jesus was the literal offspring of His Father. On the contrary, the Bible often uses the word "son" to mean, "possessing the nature of," or, "in the order...

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am?

Read: Matthew 16 Matthew 16:15-16 But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God who loves us enough to die for us. Having just cautioned His...

Why You Can Trust God with Your Problems

Read: Exodus 7-8 Exodus 7:5 - And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.” God is Almighty and is bigger than your biggest problem. God heard the cry of His people and came down to...

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Read: Matthew 15:1-20 Matthew 15:10-11 - Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.  What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” God is holy and calls us to be...

Bible Verses: Holy

Bible Verses: Holy

To be holy is to be set apart, sacred, sanctified. God is holy. God is perfect in all His ways in eternity past, present, and future. His perfection is revealed in three Persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit, who share equal divine attributes. No one is...

Part 2 – Promise-Keeper

Part 2 – Promise-Keeper

Advent: Who is He in Yonder Stall? Genesis 3:15 - And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” As we continue in this series – ‘Who is He in Yonder Stall’ and...