Approaching The Throne Of Grace

                “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”                                                                                                                                 Hebrews 4:16                 In recent months a conviction has been growing in my heart and soul.  This is that God is calling His Church to a… Continue reading Approaching The Throne Of Grace

The Crucified One

                ““Don’t be alarmed,” he said.  “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid Him.””                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 16:6                 As Mark concludes his Gospel he gives us a brief, but powerful picture of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading The Crucified One

A Summer Reflection

                “It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” “a voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’””                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 1:2-3                 Rikki E. Watts in his helpful study of Mark’s Gospel makes… Continue reading A Summer Reflection

My Soul Is Overwhelmed

                “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” He said to them.  “Stay here and keep watch.”                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 14:34                 Mark’s Gospel is really a masterful exposition of the Gospel account.  With great brevity the sacred author describes the events surrounding the Passion of our Lord with incredible detail, leading… Continue reading My Soul Is Overwhelmed

The Crucified One

                ““Don’t be alarmed,” he said.  “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid Him.””                                                                                                                                                                 Mark 16:6                 As Mark concludes his Gospel he gives us a brief, but powerful picture of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading The Crucified One

Father, Forgive Them

                “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”  And they divided up His clothes by casting lots.”                                                                                                                                                                 Luke 23:34                 Luke gives us here a very precious word from the cross.  This word opens up to our understanding the whole purpose of the death of the Lord Jesus… Continue reading Father, Forgive Them

Behold The Man!

                “Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord.’”                                                                                                                                                                 Zechariah 6:12                 “When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them,… Continue reading Behold The Man!

Exalting Christ

                “Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.  Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.  But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.”  He said this to show the kind of death… Continue reading Exalting Christ