Hebrews 7:25, ‘…He is able to save to the uttermost the ones drawing near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede on their behalf.’ The author of Hebrews uses two related words here. The word translated ‘to the uttermost’ is παντελής which combines ‘pan’ (for all) and ‘telos’ (as …
John 6:68, ‘Lord, to whom will we go? You have the words of eternal life.’ When the torrents of confusion and uncertainty and doubt hammer against the disciples’ faith, what is it that binds them to Christ? It is not an elaborate system of apologetic arguments, it is not a collection of manuscript evidence, it …
At The Table
Unlike most of the pictures I create for Full of Eyes, this one is topical rather than exegetical. I was asked to create an image that would weave together the themes of Mephibosheth invited to the king’s table (2 Samuel 9), the Christian as the “crippled soul” invited to the Lord’s feast (Luke 14:12-24, …
Matthew 26:39 + Mark 14:36 + Luke 22:42 + John 18:11
Matthew 26:39, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me…” Mark 14:36, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me…” Luke 22:42, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me…” John 18:11, “Shall I not drink the cup that the Father has …
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God With Us – An Animation
There is no God like YHWH, and He declares that with definitive finality when He descends into the deepest trenches of our suffering through the cross of Christ. In the freedom of His sovereign love, our Lord and our God penetrates to the heart of hopelessness and bears the full horror of His Bride’s godforsakenness …
Joel 2:32 + Luke 23:42
Joel 2:32, “…everyone who calls on the name of YHWH shall be saved.” Luke 23:42, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom…” Paradise opened to the thief when he called on the name of YHWH incarnate, Jesus Christ (whose name means “YHWH Saves”).
Genesis 2:7 + Luke 23:46
Genesis 2:7, “Then YHWH God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…” Luke 23:46, “And having said this, [Jesus] breathed His last…” In the Garden, God’s breath creates humanity, at the cross His breath re-creates it.
Luke 10:41-42, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but ONE THING is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” May the one thing Mary chose be the one thing we forever seek: to sit at the Lord’s feet, listen to His teaching, …
Luke 11:21-22, “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides the spoil…” Jesus Christ is “the stronger man” who has plundered the palace of Satan…and He …
Luke 9:23, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” To take up our cross means to follow after Jesus Christ–the Beautiful One who has satisfied our soul, who is the End of all our Desiring, who is Divine Love incarnate. It means to press …
Luke 7:48, “And He said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’” Jesus suffered beyond imagination so that anyone who receives Him as Lord and God can hear this words spoken over them from the throne of the universe–today.
Luke 2:10-11, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 6:35, “But love your enemies…and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.” In Christ, God is kind to the ungrateful and the evil, and this is the only reason we have any hope.
Luke 19:10, “…the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Malachi 4:2 + Luke 1:78-79
Malachi 4:2, “…the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.” Luke 1:78-79, “…the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace.”
Luke 18:13, “…standing far off, [he] would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified…” A right standing before God and cleansing to the marrow of our soul is one blood-bought …
Luke 6:46, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?”
Luke 24:50, “…lifting up His hands, He blessed them.”
Luke 10:16,”Whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” Infinitely weighty rejection