Little Details, Big Message   Exodus 28:33-35 “On its skirts you shall make pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet stuff, around its skirts, with bells of gold between them, a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, round about on the skirts of the robe.  And it shall be upon[…]

Light and Perfection

Exodus 28:28-30 “And they shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may lie upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece shall not come loose from the ephod.  So Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of[…]

Life’s Challenges

Isaiah 43:1-7 “But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm[…]

Jerusalem

Zechariah 12:1-3 “An Oracle. The word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus says the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: “Lo, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the peoples round about; it will be against Judah also[…]

God Looks on the Heart

James 2:1-8 “My brethren, show no partiality as you hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man with gold rings and in fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and you pay attention to the one who wears[…]

Longing For This Time

Isaiah 25:4-9 “For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the blast of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, like heat in a dry place. Thou dost subdue the noise of[…]

Is It True?

Hebrews 11:1-3 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  For by it the men of old received divine approval.  By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear.”[…]

In God We Trust

Matthew 7:7-11 “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receive, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will[…]

A Future Hope

1 Peter 1:3-7 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power[…]

Not Only Forgiving But Forgetting our Sins

Hebrews 12:13-25   ‘But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, then to wait until his enemies should be made a stool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. And[…]