On Palm Sunday, there was a shout in the air! It was a shot of celebration. The people were happy; finally, they could see a light at the end of the tunnel of Roman Rule. Their champion was finally here. Today, there was a different shout. They were shouting crucify Him. What caused the change? … Continue reading The Road to Calvary
The Joy of Forgiveness
Last week, we looked at repentance in Psalm 51. The Bible tells us that all have sinned so that means that we all have the need to repent. When we have an issue with one another, it’s sometimes difficult for one to forgive another. In Psalm 32, David was happy because God forgives sin. Verse … Continue reading The Joy of Forgiveness
Receive God’s Mercy
Have you ever had a moment of reflection when you couldn’t believe what you had done? You actions went against your beliefs and you were crushed. You asked yourself, again and again, “Did I really do that?” and was horrified that the answer remained the same, “Yes! You did it!” You wished that you can … Continue reading Receive God’s Mercy
Love Covers and Overlooks
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults]. Proverbs 10:12 AMP Over the years, we have heard people talk about divide and conquer. That is a strategy that is used in areas where one group wants to achieve power but they don’t have the military might to dominate the … Continue reading Love Covers and Overlooks
Forgiven, but Accountable
In keeping with your magnificent, unfailing love, please pardon the sins of this people, just as you have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt.” Numbers 14:19 NLT Culture is an important component of who you are. There are some cultures where people intercede for people who do wrong. I’m not talking about in the … Continue reading Forgiven, but Accountable
It Is Finished!
Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. John 19:17-18 NLT It’s a shared experience of childhood: you will get blamed for something you didn’t do. … Continue reading It Is Finished!
Listen on Spotify “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. In just a short time he will restore us, so that we may live in his presence. Hosea 6:1-2 NLT. The nation was in turmoil and there was … Continue reading Homecoming!
Clean Before God
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NLT Yesterday we looked at moving closer to God. James talked about purifying the heart. David found himself in a predicament. He examined his life and took a look at his heart. He was unhappy with the condition of … Continue reading Clean Before God
Remembering God’s Benefits
So many times you hear stories and that make you chuckle but after you laugh you realize that it’s a sad story. One day a man got dressed to visit a foreign country. He was so excited because it took a long time to save the money to buy the ticket. There was real excitement … Continue reading Remembering God’s Benefits
He Gives Benefits
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 NLT When you watch a movie, there are surprises at the end. Sometimes the end is predictable and other times, the ending is unexpected. So this Psalm has a … Continue reading He Gives Benefits