By invitation only ∙

By invitation only ∙ We can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. – Hebrews 10:19 Hebrews 4:14-16  14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  15 For we do not haveContinue reading “By invitation only ∙”

The new you ∙

The new you ∙ So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.. – Galatians 5:16 John 3:3-7  3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”  6 Humans can reproduce only humanContinue reading “The new you ∙”

We are called the children of God, and such we are! ∙

We are called the children of God, and such we are! ∙ See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. – 1 John 3:1 Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.Continue reading “We are called the children of God, and such we are! ∙”

Shimei, the first SWAT-ter ∙

Shimei, the first SWAT-ter ∙ Get out of here, you murderer, you scoundrel! The LORD is paying you back for all the bloodshed in Saul’s clan. You stole his throne, and now the LORD has given it to your son Absalom. At last, you will taste some of your own medicine, for you are aContinue reading “Shimei, the first SWAT-ter ∙”

Ahh, iniquity ∙

Ahh, iniquity ∙ How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. – Psalms 19:12 Psalms 51:1-4  1 A psalm of David, regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, because of yourContinue reading “Ahh, iniquity ∙”