The promise of the Jubilee

Let’s look at Leviticus 25, part of our read-through-the Bible plan for today: “‘Count off seven sabbaths of years– seven times seven years– so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years.  Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of … More The promise of the Jubilee

Spurgeon: What a glad thing it is that he reigns on a throne which will never pass away

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; Psalm 45:6 Charles H. Spurgeon helps us see the importance of God’s eternal throne: What a glad thing it is that he reigns on a throne which will never pass away, for we need both sovereign grace … More Spurgeon: What a glad thing it is that he reigns on a throne which will never pass away

God’s Calendar and the BIG questions of life

We’re almost to the end of our reading through Leviticus.  Coty Pinckney has a very helpful summary,  a look back at where we’ve been reading and some questions to prompt more study: This chapter (Leviticus 23) has been called God’s calendar, because it describes festivals God planned for the people of Israel. Most of us … More God’s Calendar and the BIG questions of life

The less confidence we have in ourselves or in anything beside God, the more evidence have we of the sincerity of our faith in God.

…for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob! Through you we push down our foes; through your … More The less confidence we have in ourselves or in anything beside God, the more evidence have we of the sincerity of our faith in God.

God’s choice is not dependent on behavior, but behavior is a logical consequence of God’s choice.

Today in our reading plan, we come to Leviticus 18-20. Pastor Coty Pinckney shares some insights that help us understand Leviticus in light of the New Testament: The break in Leviticus between chapters 1-16 and chapters 17-27 is similar to the break in Ephesians between chapters 1-3 and chapters 4-6. Remember, in the first half … More God’s choice is not dependent on behavior, but behavior is a logical consequence of God’s choice.

Radical Transformation

Bob Deffinbaugh comments on Paul’s testimony before Agrippa: Paul did not describe his conversion as some kind of evolution, but rather as a radical transformation, a change from darkness to light, from death to life, a change from persecuting Christianity to practicing and promoting it. He was actively opposing the church when Jesus stopped him dead … More Radical Transformation