In Psalm 119 we find 70+ reasons to read the Bible EVERY DAY! Psalm 119 is all about God's Word, its benefits, its importance, its purpose, and what our response to it should be. So take a closer look and check out this list of 70 reasons to grab God's Word and dig in!
Isaiah was written over 700 years before Jesus. He’s been referred to as the “prophet of redemption,” and how appropriate it is that Isaiah’s name means, "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah’s desperate warning of coming judgment and the consequence of sin is starkly contrasted with the option of turning to God and receiving grace.
God remains the same yesterday, today, and forever. His message has not changed. His heart and desire for His people to experience good remains and He extends a way of escape from judgment in and through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Although Isaiah did not know Jesus' name, he did know of a coming redeemer and that truly YAHWEH is salvation. Hence, inspired by the Holy Spirit he wrote of things to come.
Ever shown up somewhere and found yourself NOT dressed for the occasion? Yikes! Whether overdressed or under, it's no good :). Well, we don't ever have to find ourselves in that position when it comes to our Heavenly clothes - Praise the Lord!
Need a scapegoat? (An innocent someone or something to shift the blame on.) God knows we all need a scapegoat, so He provided us with the perfect alibi…
In Leviticus chapter 16 we find a tale of two goats. Leviticus 16:7-10 tell us that the high priest was to cast lots on two goats (kind of like drawing straws). One goat was sacrificed for the sins of the people and its blood sprinkled on the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies. The other goat was set free outside the city wall, this was the scapegoat.
Wonder how the account of Jericho could possibly be a picture of Jesus? It's amazing...
The entire Bible is all about Jesus. The Old Testament painted pictures that pointed to Him and the New Testament revealed Him. The book of Joshua is no exception. Jesus is here!
Think Leviticus is boring? Think again! Leviticus is often mistaken as boring, but a closer look will reveal a shadow of Jesus on every page.
In the New Testament, Paul explains that the law was given to reveal God's holiness and our lack thereof. We are completely incapable of living up to God's standard. God is perfect and we're not. The law demonstrates this.
Jesus is the very essence of the Scriptures
To read a prophecy in the Old Testament and then to see how Jesus perfectly and completely fulfilled it provides strength, confidence, and security for the Christian's soul and mind.
Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, King of kings and Lord of lords, our Savior and Redeemer! We've seen Jesus from the beginning – God’s Word spoken in Genesis 1:1 (see also, John 1:1); the promise of a Redeemer in Genesis 3:15; and throughout the book of Job; and now we find Him here in the life of Isaac.
Throughout the New Testament, Jesus extends peace and an invitation for us to come and REST. Whether He brought rest to a situation, to a raging sea, or a life in turmoil, Jesus' calms.
We're just finishing up the book of Nehemiah in our Cover2Cover reading, so that's what we looked at during our weekly Friday Bible study.
We’ve all experienced the feeling of same ‘ol, same ‘ol – even in our spiritual lives. The book of Nehemiah provides a beautiful picture of our Christian walk and the need each of us has for revival… But why is it essential, how do we “get” it, and what does it look like?
We Need Revival Because…
If you were able to join us for our annual Women's retreat, I hope you were blessed by this study. Our theme this year was We See Jesus (Heb2:9) and we are COMPLETE in Him (Col 2:9). We looked and considered the consistency of our unchanging Savior, Jesus.