The Only Begotten

Scripture And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~John 1:14, NASB Quote Our LORD {Jesus} came down from life to suffer death. The Bread of Life came down to hunger. The Living Water came down to thirst. ~Augustine Jesus never…

Natural Affections

Scripture Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. ~Galatians 5:24, NLT Quote Beware of refusing to attend the funeral of your own independence. ~Oswald Chambers From the outside looking in, I thought being the pastor of a church would…

Satisfied With Jesus

Scripture Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. ~Philippians 3:8-9, NLT Quote Those who pursue Christ daily find fulfillment that transcends anything the…

Jesus Can Love Anyone

Scripture When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. ~Romans 5:6, NLT Quote If all are sinners: Then Jesus loves all. ~Ya’akov Everyone needs to know that someone loves them. It is an added boost when the someone is a very important person. The planet is…

“All” Things

Scripture  I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13, CSB Quote We will remain powerless as longs as we labor in the strength of our flesh. ~Oswald Chambers I thank God everyday for the Bible but I also thank Him from time to time for great books. I am…

Faultless Before The Throne

Scripture Yet now He {God} has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He {God} has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault. ~Colossians 1:22, NLT Quote The LORD’s assessment of who…

Faultless

Scripture Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. ~Ephesians 1:4, NLT Quote The secret of the Christian is that the supernatural is made natural in him by the grace of God. ~Oswald Chambers {My Utmost, Sept.20} Our victory is…

Gentle Instruction

Scripture Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. ~2 Timothy 2:26, NLT Quote Everything changes when we…

Perspective

Scripture Mary sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. ~Luke 10:39-40, NLT Quote In a way, worry can be worse than cancer because worry destroys our peace. ~Ya’akov After blogging on this story just days ago, it came back…

One Thing Is Needed

Scripture “But one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the best part; it will not be taken away from her.” ~Luke 10:42, NET Quote Which matters most? What you do for Jesus or what He has done for you? ~Ya’akov I cease to be amazed at the depth of God’s word. How many times have…