Christmas, Jesus' Sacrifice, Uncategorized

Word Wednesday: The Birth of the Last Sin Offering/ Aphesis

    “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. . . . Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin” (Hebrews 10:14,18).   Jesus put the priests out of a job. Sacrifices were no longer required after He came. Unfortunately, I didn’t live during the …

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Redemption, thankfulness, Word Wednesday

Giving Thanks for the Good and Bad Redeems Our World: Exagorazo

  Look carefully how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit addressing one another in psalms …

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God's kindness, Word Study

Do You Have a Hard Time Believing God Loves You?: Psalm 63:3/ Chesed

  Love. It’s a word that stirs up different images and feelings for each of us. A word defined by culture. I think our grandparents or great-grandparents would define it differently than we. For me, the word “love” evokes a warm feeling in my heart. Security, acceptance, provision, and desire. To be loved is to be desired. Is this what …

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Bible study, Palm Sunday, prayer, Uncategorized

Word Wednesday: When Jesus doesn’t Save you Like you Plan/ Hosanna

  Has Jesus ever disappointed you? Are your plans not working out? You’re not alone. We celebrate Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem as “Palm Sunday” because the people threw their coats on the road for a make-shift red carpet, and they tore off palm branches to wave in the air as they yelled, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” I remember teaching this for …

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Bible study, Mary of Bethany, purpose

Word Wednesday: Don’t Send Her Away/ Aphiemi

    An excerpt from A Mary Like Me.   ….The aroma of baked matzo and roasted lamb filled the room as Martha dished up the food. They were celebrating the new life Lazarus received from Christ just a chapter ago. This meal was a great celebration of life; music playing, wine flowing, and laughter filling the home. Until, that …

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