These events meant to wake us up and focus our attention on Jesus
If you want to go to church, you’re gonna get sprinkled with blood!
I am to blame for the scourging, the thorns, the nails and my Lord’s death. He did nothing wrong. He was punished for my sins.
We are the reason he came, suffered, died and was buried. We have everything to do with his death!
Do you hear the faith in her words?
The church season of Lent is always a good time to reevaluate, and see how we have let our faith deteriorate into empty ritual. To catch ourselves just going through the motions.
We are the reason he died. Our hands were complicit in his innocent death. We had a "hand" in his death.
Who are the saints in our land, the excellent ones surrounding us, the ones in whom we could delight?
Because Christ bled and died for me, I’ve been bought with a price and I not only belong to him, but my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. God dwells in me and in his people, the church!
We’ve got the water of baptism. We’ve got his blood in the sacrament. We’ve got the victory. So when the odds seem against us, we should be confident. We are more than conquerors through him who him who loved us!
The king is willing to give it all up for us, so we can win this battle.
God knows our thoughts, hears our cries, listens to our prayers and goes to search for us when we wander off and get lost.
Get enough rest, plan and prepare healthy food, enjoy a treat once in a while.
These cities of refuge are shadows of the infinite mercy of God where we flee for refuge when we have sinned.
What a wonderful day when the family reenters the worship community! What a wonderful reminder that our uncleanness does not keep us away from God forever.
As Peter learned in a dream (Acts 10), all foods are now clean, and all people - even Gentiles - can be “clean” through faith in Christ.