Galatains 1:1-9 Observation

September 22, 2014Pastor's Blog, Weekly Devotional

 Do Not Pervert the Gospel The gospel introduced the Jews to a new way of life – that of grace rather than law. The old covenant, with all of its regulations, was made obsolete by the new covenant (Hebrews 8:13). This transition was difficult for some Jewish  believers to handle, and a group called the … Read More

Hebrews 12 Devotion

September 20, 2014Pastor's Blog

As Christians in the race of life, we have an audience: the Lord Jesus. Hebrews 12 reminds us, “Since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let … Read More

Hebrews 12

September 20, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was … Read More

Hebrews 11

September 19, 2014Daily Reading

By Faith 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a … Read More

Hebrews 11 Devotion

September 19, 2014Pastor's Blog

Hebrews Eleven gives vivid accounts of Old Testament saints who boldly lived out their faith in the midst of deep trials. God had promised them something and they responded in faith to that promise, which was pleasing to God. But what is faith? Verse one unpacks it for us. Faith is the confidence, the sureties … Read More

Hebrews 10 Devotion

September 18, 2014Pastor's Blog

Faith, Hope, and Love This passage highlights Christ as the supreme sacrifice necessary to eternal life. Two observations: Chapter 10 is 39 verses long…this passage can be best understood taken in small chunks, day-by-day, w/o losing the perspective of God’s whole Word inspired throughout scripture.   The verses are split into two sections…10:1-18 AND 10:19-39. … Read More

Hebrews 10

September 18, 2014Daily Reading

Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All 10 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 have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having … Read More

Hebrews 9

September 17, 2014Daily Reading

The Earthly Holy Place 9 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2 For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. 3 Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place, 4 having the golden altar of incense and the ark … Read More

Hebrews 9 Devotion

September 17, 2014Pastor's Blog

Hebrews 9 “Before and After” Everyone enjoys a good “Before and After” story. A quick glance through any T.V. guide listing finds a variety of “Before and After” shows ranging from weight loss, to re-vamping your wardrobe, redecorating one room or renovating an entire house. However, all those pale in comparison to the greatest ever … Read More

Hebrews 8

September 16, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus, High Priest of a Better Covenant 8 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. 3 For every high priest is appointed … Read More