Mark 1-3 Praise Jesus as the one who can forgive sin! He can forgive sin because He is God. He also is the one who paid the penalty for sin in order that God is just in forgiving sin and making righteous in His sight.
James 3-5 Perhaps the most accepted sins in the Christian community are sins of speech. James definitely makes it clear how difficult it is for people to control their speech. We are reminded that Jesus says that the mouth speaks out of the overflow of the heart. There seems to be no greater indication of…
Hebrews 13; James 1-2 God, help me to count even trials as joy. I know as You strengthen me to persevere I gain a greater assurance in my faith.
Hebrews 10-12 When I read through what is known as the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, I am reminded that I don’t always see things the way God does. I definitely would not have Jephthah in this list. It is a good reminder for me to look at myself and others from God’s perspective.
Hebrews 7-9 The mystery of God’s plan to raise up Melchizedek in Genesis, refer to him once in Psalms, and then use him as a type that would point to how Jesus will serve as our Great High Priest is astounding.
Hebrews 4-6 I pray that our church will recognize the great privilege of coming to God in prayer and will take full advantage of it.
Hebrews 1-3 Praise God for always seeking to reveal Himself to us and for doing in the best way possible in sending Jesus to take on human flesh.
Matthew 27-28 Everything in our faith is dependent upon the resurrection. Matthew’s statements about the resurrection actually help us in thinking through a defense of the resurrection. Since no one really debates the existence of Jesus of Nazareth. No one debates the death of Jesus. The explanations against the resurrection come down to things like…
Matthew 25-26 Father, help me to be faithful to use the gifts you have given me for Your glory.
Matthew 23-24 Matthew 24 is one of the hardest chapters I have ever studied. I have come across a few different ways to understand it, but none is totally convincing. Here is the good news…the application remains the same for us. This passage is telling us to live ready for Jesus to return.