A good sum-up of the Christian life

Psalm 112:7  112 1-10 Hallelujah! Blessed man, blessed woman, who fear God, Who cherish and relish his commandments, Their children robust on the earth, And the homes of the upright—how blessed! Their houses brim with wealth And a generosity that never runs dry. Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people— God’s grace and mercy and justice!... Continue Reading →

Monday MSG – Romans chapter 6

Happy Monday friends! Today Romans 6:15-23 is brought to you by The Message. Sometimes when I'm not particularly in the mood for reading the bible, reading the modern language in The Message is just what I need to ease in. Enjoy! ============================== What Is True Freedom? 15-18 So, since we’re out from under the old tyranny,... Continue Reading →

Embracing Christ and His work on the Cross

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

If you are following the read-through-the-Bible plan with us, you have come to the end of Romans today.(or you will finish in the next five days of catch up time) John Piper closed his sermon series on Romans with a prayer.  Here is the conclusion of that prayer,  Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans,

But we turn now, Lord, from thanking you for your work to embrace afresh—perhaps some of us here for the first time—the benefits you obtained for us by your work. By faith we take them, receive them, embrace them, treasure them, knowing full well that this very gift-receiving faith is a gift (Romans 10:17).

  • We embrace the truth that we have died to sin and to the law and now belong to you alone, alive from the dead forever (Romans 6:2-5; 7:4-6).
  • We embrace afresh the forgiveness of our sins (Romans 4:6-7).
  • We embrace the…

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99 sheep

4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together... Continue Reading →

A Spacious Place

I recently learned that the Greek word for "Trial" (as in, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds") means "restricted and bound". Many people consider "religion" to be just another set of restrictions, a big list of DON'Ts. But actually, God wants us unrestricted, set free. He understands... Continue Reading →

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