So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20 NIV It has been awhile since my last post. We’ve been walking … Continue reading When God Ran
Scripture Picture–A Bible Study in one picture! Forgiveness is one of the most foundational aspects of the Gospel. So many people today behave as though it is optional. The Bible is pretty clear that we will not be forgiven if we do not forgive. Although 490 is a finite number, Jesus’ response to Peter indicated … Continue reading Forgiveness
Love keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV I think it has already long been established that I am “just not right in the head”. But just in case you need more proof—There we were discussing our Bible study questions when suddenly, I began to hear in my head The King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte, singing … Continue reading The Tallyman
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 NIV This past Sunday we attended a church other than our home church–something we rarely do. But we woke … Continue reading Hindrances Aside
Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8b I have a confession to make. I have been more influenced by the sitcom, Seinfeld, then one should probably admit in public. For example, recently my husband and I were driving home from out of town and the gas tank was on empty. Crazily, the thought crossed … Continue reading Regifters
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.. Colossians 1:13,14 This week’s post is an excerpt from one of my favorite books, When God Weeps, by Joni Eareckson-Tada and Steven Estes. This is what … Continue reading The Rescue!
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7, 8 Very recently, I had a revelation from a personal circumstance which gave me … Continue reading Rare Love
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 Ok, so I probably offended someone right off the bat with the dead cat picture. Sorry. Sometimes you just have to get people’s attention. John Piper, prominent pastor and author, said in his book Desiring God, … Continue reading Tackling Tightwaddery
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. Genesis 33:4 NIV Recently as I was doing the Old testament reading for the One year Bible, I read this verse as I have many times before. But this time it hit me, Wait a minute, … Continue reading Esau, a Picture of Grace!