Ransomed

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Ransomed

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, […]

Psalm 23 – Part 4

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Psalm 23 – Part 4

A Psalm of David The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I […]

Psalm 23 – Part 3

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Psalm 23 – Part 3

  “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” – Psalm 23:5 (ESV) Grace and Power With verse 5, Psalm 23 seems to shift its central metaphor from that of shepherd and sheep to one that more prominently pictures YHWH as the […]

Psalm 23 – Part 2

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
Psalm 23 – Part 2

   He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,     I will fear no evil, for you are with me;     your rod and your staff,     they comfort me. Psalm 23:3-4 (ESV) I wanted this image to visually […]

Psalm 23 – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Psalm 23 – Part 1

    A Psalm of David The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:1-2 (ESV) Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the best loved passages in the entire Bible, and yet it’s important for the post-Calvary reader to recognize […]

The Gravity Shadow of Christ

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Gravity Shadow of Christ

  “I will bear the indignation of YHWH because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out into the light; and I shall look upon His vindication.” Micah 7:9   Astronomy in the Old Testament I’m told that an astronomer can find a […]

The Law Proclaimed

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Law Proclaimed

  Nehemiah 8:1-6 Christ in All of Scripture All of reality comes from, is sustained by, and exists in order to make known the glory of God (Romans 11:36). And God the eternal and beloved Son is the one who reveals God to us and through whom God the Father is glorified (John 1:18, 17:1; […]

Do Not Fear, Only Believe

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Do Not Fear, Only Believe

“Do not fear, only believe.” – Mark 5:36   Jarius’ daughter had just died. If you’ve ever lost someone close to you, you know the sinking, hollow, chilling mixture of grief and terror that was spreading through Jarius mind and heart when he heard that his twelve year old girl was gone….and into that darkness, […]

The Field of Sorrow and The Firstfruits of Joy

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | One Comment
The Field of Sorrow and The Firstfruits of Joy

  “YHWH is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” – Psalm 118:6 “What then shall we say to these things, if God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31 Statements like the ones above can be misunderstood. Sometimes they are used as a sort […]

Is Jesus Ethnocentric?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Is Jesus Ethnocentric?

  And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And […]