Category Archives: The Cross
John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
The Roman kingdom under Caesar claimed that they were fair, and they were for peace. They even had the edict called “Pax Romana” which means “the Peace of Rome” and it is supposed to be built on justice. But the hypocrisy of the Roman system is exposed in Read the rest of this entry
Isa.53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
John 19:1 “Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip.” The whip used here is known as flagrum. It is no ordinary whip; it is a collection of heavy leather straps into which bone, glass, and led balls were embedded. Read the rest of this entry
Gen.2: 19 “So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one.”
We work because work is God’s idea. People like to paint a picture of paradise as a place where people are just sitting around, eating everything but not working. Remember the Garden of Eden? Read the rest of this entry
Jn.15:13 “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
It is truly unfortunate that a lot of people measure God’s love for them by what they have and what they do not have. A lot of people measure God’s love for them by what has happened to them or what has not happened to them. Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? 4 The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life…”
The grave is empty. Jesus is risen and alive! The beauty of the entire Christian experience is that our God is alive and well. The beauty of The Cross is that we were enemies of God but we have now been brought close to God and we can have fellowship with God. Jesus is alive! Read the rest of this entry
Eph.3:11 “This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence” [with emphasis].
Today’s Scripture reference answers the question posed by today’s topic, the question of how? How are we to show up before God? The Bible tells us, boldly and confidently because of Christ and our faith in Him. Read the rest of this entry
Mark 16:17 “These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. 18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them…”
“These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe…” [with emphasis]. The Bible does not say that the miraculous signs will accompany those that are in doubt or those that are afraid. You have to hinge your confidence on Jesus and in the Word of God. Read the rest of this entry
Col.2:14 “He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross” [with emphasis].
The Holy Spirit has ensured that Jesus’ experiences were documented for you and I to draw strength and encouragement from. When we look at what Jesus went through, we can see clearly that God can dull the smartness of the enemy for our sakes. Read the rest of this entry
1Cor.2:9 “That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
Yesterday we established this truth, that satan is limited in knowledge but he keeps guessing. The devil knew that God was going to send a deliverer to Israel while they were in Egypt.
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