When the prophet Isaiah came on the scene with a message from God, the Israelites had really blown it. They had rebelled against God despite all that He had done for them. No matter how much trouble they had gotten themselves into because of their rebellion, they stubbornly continued in it. (Read Isaiah 1:1-20) They … Continue reading The only payment God will accept
Isaiah 53 has always been one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It so clearly describes the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and the purpose for it. When God came to earth he didn't come as a great and powerful conquerer (as some were hoping for). He came as a simple baby and … Continue reading Why he came…
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 I have always had a really hard time watching shows or movies where someone is getting blamed for something they didn't do. They are usually someone in … Continue reading But he is innocent!
The Gospel of Christ Jesus is not an afterthought. God sees the end from the beginning, and he was not surprised when Adam and Eve sinned. He wasn't suddenly faced with the need for a plan and it didn't take him generations to come up with one. Christ's shed blood on the cross and resurrection … Continue reading The Gospel of Jesus Christ – God’s Plan All Along
Do you know that you have a date scheduled at the highest court to face the most superior judge? We all do. One day we will each come face-to-face with the Almighty God to hear the verdict on our life. Are you prepared? How do you even get prepared? I suppose you could show up … Continue reading Do you need a savior?
The day of Jesus' crucifixion. The day he paid the price for my sins. The day my savior was tried, convicted and sentenced. Tortured, mocked and killed. Only in hindsight does the name "Good Friday" make sense. Mark 15, NLT: Very early in the morning the leading priests, the elders, and the teachers of religious … Continue reading Good Friday
How often do we reflect on what Jesus actually did for us? God sent his Son...literally part of himself...to earth to experience human-ness. (Immanuel, God with us. Isaiah 7:14) He was a baby...He was a boy...He was a son and a brother...He had friends...He was betrayed by friends...He experienced sadness, joy, love, anger...He was wrongfully … Continue reading The Ultimate Sacrifice