September 18 Hebrews 10:19-39 (ESV) The Full Assurance of Faith 19 Therefore, brothers,  since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house … More September 18 Hebrews 10:19-39
September 18 Luke 23:38-43 (ESV) 38 There was also an inscription over him,  “This is the King of the Jews.” 39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him,  saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the … More September 18 Luke 23:38-43
September 18 Proverbs 27:1-14 (ESV) 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. 2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. 3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. 4 Wrath is cruel, … More September 18 Proverbs 27:1-14
September 18 Isaiah 46-48 (ESV) The Idols of Babylon and the One True God 46:1 Bel bows down; Nebo stoops; their idols are on beasts and livestock; these things you carry are borne as burdens on weary beasts. 2 They stoop; they bow down together; they cannot save the burden, but themselves go into captivity. 3 “Listen to … More September 18 Isaiah 46-48
For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. —Hebrews 10:14 We come to yet another passage of Scripture where we see the work of Christ in our lives as “already/not yet” He HAS perfected those who are being perfected…. He HAS sanctified those who are being sanctified… … More Christ has perfected once and for all those who are being perfected.
J.C. Ryle on Jesus’ gracious words of intercession from the cross: (Luke 23:32-37) We read that when He was crucified, His first words were, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” His own racking agony of body did not make Him forget others. The first of His seven sayings on the cross was … More Our gracious Intercessor
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…” How many times did we hear that as a kids? In our American culture, sarcasm and jesting are common. Ever had someone make fun of you, only later to say, “Just kidding!!” According to Proverbs, words DO indeed have the power to hurt. … More Use your words to heal instead of hurt.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. —Isaiah 44:3-4 John Piper, in a sermon from Isaiah 44:1-5, “A Precious Promise: The Outpouring … More Piper: Pour the Word of the Spirit into your mind and heart every day
September 17 Hebrews 10:1-18 (ESV) Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All 10:1 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not … More September 17 Hebrews 10:1-18
September 17 Luke 23:32-37 (ESV) 32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for … More September 17 Luke 23:32-37