Genesis 49:28-50:26 It was a time of “very great and sorrowful lamentation” (10). Jacob had died (33). Soon, Joseph would be gone (26). God was still there. He had been there in the past (20). He would be there in the future (24-25). Times are hard. We rejoice: ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never […]Read More Everything seems to be changing. We trust in God’s unchanging love.
Can … a leopard change its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil” (Jeremiah 13:23). A leopard can’t become a lion or a tiger. A sinner can’t stop being a sinner. Sinners – that’s what we are. Sinners – that’s we always will be. Looking at ourselves, looking at what […]Read More Bad News About Ourselves … Good News From God
If we to think big thoughts about the love of God for us, we must learn to be honest about ourselves. When we are honest about ourselves, we will learn to appreciate how wonderful the Lord’s love really is. In Ephesians 2:1, Paul gives us a devastating description of ourselves – “As for you, you […]Read More When we are honest about ourselves …
Exodus 34:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Exodus 34:6 invites us to focus our attention on the Lord our God – The Lord is the compassionate and gracious God. – The Lord is the God who is slow to anger. – The Lord is the God who is abounding in love and faithfulness. Here, in this verse, […]Read More The Lord loves us – and He calls us to love Him and love one another.
Love for the Lord brings us into fellowship with others who love the Lord. Our faith in the Lord is personal – but it’s never private. It’s a faith that we share with others. We are supported by other believers, and we give our support to them. Together, we are on a journey. It’s the […]Read More Love for the Lord brings us into fellowship with others.
God’s love, God’s power, God’s glory – We see all of this in Jesus Christ, crucified for us, risen for us and coming for us. “The Son of God loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). His love is stronger than death. Through His powerful love, He is leading us on to eternal […]Read More God’s love, God’s power, God’s glory
Let’s think together about looking, listening and learning – looking to the Lord, listening to Him and learning from Him.. When we look to the Lord, what do we see? – We see love. We see Jesus, crucified for us. We know that God loves us. When we listen to the Lord, what do we […]Read More Looking, Listening And Learning