Jesus knew

When the city came into view, he wept over it. “If you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you! But now it’s too late. In the days ahead your enemies are going to bring up their heavy artillery and surround you, pressing in from every side. They’ll smash you and…

Word made flesh

“You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:114‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Allow the Word of God to be your quiet retreat from the busyness of the holiday season, and lean in to listen to what He reveals as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth – His purpose and our shining…

Christ > you

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. John 3:30 NLT You have probably heard this verse referenced in sermons, prayers by pastors before sermons, and in other moments when we want God to be the focus. Let’s look at chapter three in the book of John for context… At…

All the things

I’m giggling at myself as I do some scriptural research. I read a scripture verse incorrectly, yet I LOVE my accidental misspeak. I was looking at scriptures about victory and found one of the most well-known verses in Romans, No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. // Romans…

To the point // Ash Wednesday

On this day set aside for confession and repentance, let us cry out to God… Have mercy on me, O God,according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassionblot out my transgressions.Wash away all my iniquityand cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions,and my sin is always before me.Against you, you only,…

A living hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. 1 Peter 1:3-4 NIV

Test yourself

Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. 2 Corinthians 13:5 MSG