VICTORIOUS OVER US

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How amazing is the redemption story God has given us through Jesus. It truly is remarkable that we may know Him and live in Him, and we can be forgiven and know we are forgiven of our sins. What an amazing love Christ has given us through the gospel that shapes us and by Christ’s power changes us. It gives to us …

Jesus is The Lamb of God

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In the old covenant that God established with His people there was a required sacrifice to atone for sin. A spotless lamb was taken to the temple as an offering and sacrifice, representing a temporary atonement for God’s people. This symbolic substitute was also a reminder of the consequences and cost of sin. The blood of lambs was shed year …

Jesus is… the Light of the World

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Jesus refers to Himself as, “the Light of the world” in John 8:12, this is one of only three times the phrase is used in the new testament by Jesus. In Matthew 4:12-17 the author quotes Isaiah who prophesied about the coming Light: “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light.” Jesus is the promised and prophesied …

BREAD OF LIFE

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In the Old Testament, bread played an important role in Israel’s worship of God. The Bread of the Presence in the temple symbolized the covenant between God and His people, and the twelve loaves (one for each tribe) was a constant reminder that God sustained Israel, just as He had sustained them in the wilderness with heavenly manna. Jesus, born …

MESSIAH

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In the Old Testament, Messiah means “anointed one” and “anointed” means one set apart for a special mission. The New Testament name used for Messiah is Christ. Jesus is the promised Messiah, God’s Anointed One, who came to deliver His people from sin and death. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day weren’t expecting a humble, suffering, servant Messiah. They wanted a …

The Joy of Christ

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PHILIPPIANS 2 Have you ever found yourself wrestling through the aftermath of a painful conversation with a loved one? If reconciliation occurred, how did you achieve it? I would guess it wasn’t by sticking to your guns. When we look to Christ and see how He lived out humility, thinking not of himself but of us and our salvation, we …

God is Blessed

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,” EPHESIANS 1:3   God our Father is overflowing in blessings – so much so that He can’t help but pour out His blessings on us, His children. In Ephesians 1:3 Paul uses a form of …

God is Sovereign in Eternity

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Jude 1:24-25 + Revelation 21-22 To gain some perspective on the sovereignty of God in eternity, just look at some of the descriptions of God and Jesus that John recorded at the end of Revelation: God will make a new heaven and earth. God Himself will dwell with man. He will wipe all hardship from mankind. There will be no …

God is Sovereign in Salvation

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ROMANS 9:1-24 So great is our God that He brought us forth from eternity to dwell on earth for a short time then to bring us home for eternity. We are chosen by God and belong to God’s Kingdom. With His sovereignty and power throughout the universe WE CAN OVERCOME! Our salvation comes from God’s sovereign choice and He predestined …

God is Sovereign Over All

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The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all. PSALM 103:19   There is not one person, place, or element of the universe that is out of God’s control. This is such a comfort in these troubling times. Following are a few reminders of His sovereignty. Lift up your eyes on high and see …