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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This Is What It Looks Like When Men Are Allowed To Take 480 Days Of Paternity Leave
This Is What It Looks Like When Men Are Allowed To Take 480 Days Of Paternity Leave. These photos are so sweet! I love seeing dads caring for their kids. It makes me sad that I get somewhat of a shock seeing these as an American. Here fathers can apply for up to 12 weeks of leave... Continue Reading →
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 →
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Today we celebrate the day the angel Gabriel came to tell Mary she would have a son - March 25, exactly 9 months before December 25. Can you, like Mary, surrender to the future God has in store for you? Reading 1 - IS 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign... Continue Reading →
4-D ultrasounds show fetuses grimacing as mothers smoke, study says | Fox News
4-D ultrasounds show fetuses grimacing as mothers smoke, study says | Fox News. Saw this on Twitter with some pretty scathing remarks about "Liberals". I don't like to make blanket accusations, or use "Liberals" or "Conservatives" as a word for groups of people just as diverse as they are to each other. [Twitter is great,... Continue Reading →
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I... Continue Reading →
Our stories do not end with dying from cancer – In Memory of Kara Tippetts
I don't know if you have heard of Kara Tippetts, but she wrote an open letter to Brittany Maynard who chose assisted suicide, as a fellow sufferer of terminal cancer After a long struggle, Kara went to be with the Lord yesterday, March 22. I found this great interview with her. She was full of... 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 →