All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned–every one–to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6 In Isaiah 53, we see a beautiful passage foreshadowing the sacrifice of Jesus. When we get to verses 5 and 6, we see the cause for his suffering. It comes from the […]
In Matthew 13, Jesus teaches about the Sower. It is a simple and straightforward message, but it challenges all of us to evaluate ourselves. What will I do with the word of God? Am I providing fruit? If not, what do I need to change that? We examine these questions while discussing Jesus’ teaching on the matter.
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 In this passage, Paul talks about the love of […]
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 One of the primary ways that we show fellowship with the Lord is through communion. Jesus makes this clear when He establishes this rite. “Take eat, […]
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven–for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 In Luke 7, we see that Jesus is well into His ministry. His deeds had spread so far that a Roman Centurion knew about Him. He also understood Jesus’ power and asked that the healing might […]
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up. John 3:14 In John 3, Jesus is talking to Nicodemus about salvation and how God is bringing it to the people. He is explaining that salvation for anyone is upon those who believe in Jesus. Furthermore, Christ is foreshadowing His death […]
He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will Ephesians 3:5 In Ephesians 1, Paul lays out God’s immense glory that He shows in our salvation. In verse 5, in particular, there is a lot to unpack. First of all, Paul points out that God has chosen us for adoption. […]