Chosen and Appointed – Musings on John 15:16-17

John 15:16-17, “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name he may give to you. This I command you, that you love one another.” – “You did not choose Me, but I chose … Continue reading

Hebrews 12 – This morning’s challenge, conviction, and hope…

Hebrews 12:1-3, Jesus the Example “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of … Continue reading

To think that all this time…!

So, some of you may have noticed that I have not posted for nearly three weeks. First, I apologize to my readers for such inconsistency! If only I could learn to be faithful like my God is faithful! Truth be told, I have felt that I have been walking somewhat of a dry path recently. Yes, … Continue reading

The Price and the Penalty

Philippians 2:5-11, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed int he form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a … Continue reading

“Beloved: The Last Supper” – Mike Donehey

As believers, we are referred to as “one who has been bought with a price”. Christ sacrificed Himself to pay the price and the penalty for our sin so that we might be reconciled to the Creator and Father of mankind. There is no greater love than this. Now we are experiencing that love as … Continue reading

The Precious Blood

This is just a beautiful song that has been encouraging me immensely lately. Written by Peter Gagnon and performed by Sovereign Grace Music, it is a wonderful praise and worship song which speaks of the beloved blood which flowed from our Savior on the cross so that mankind might be justified in God’s sight. There is … Continue reading

O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

This hymn was written in 1875 by Samuel Trevor Francis. Isn’t is amazing that Christ’s love for His children has never changed? It is deep! It is vast! It is unmeasured! O praise to His name for such unmerited love. That we would be the beneficiaries of His amazing and perfect love is more than … Continue reading

Love – Fruit of the Spirit

I recently began a study on the fruit of the Spirit that is going to take a fair amount of time. For September, love is the central topic.  I know that this is long, but these are just a few of the highlights of what God has taught me concerning the love that He has … Continue reading

I Corinthians 13 – The Excellence of Love

“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do now have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all fait, so as to remove mountains, but do not have … Continue reading

Can love be unconditional?

Can love be unconditional? I encountered this question while browsing some of the forums in WordPress, and I have to admit that it provoked some thought in my mind. Actually, this particular question was the subject of a post written in the Danielle Keeler blog, on July 30, 2011. That is to say, that this … Continue reading

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