|Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 19, 2014 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
“God loved the world so much that he sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ. Now, whoever believes everything about Him will not perish but have eternal life. “
This is the famous scripture from the gospel of John, Chapter 3, verse 16. “John 3:16”.
You may have seen this on a cardboard sign in a football stadium, or painted on somebody's shirt, or even their chest! Why ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 8, 2014 at 5:25 PM||comments (1)|
Our focus on the Cross of Christ is not to make us morose, but overwhelmingly grateful. And, most importantly, it should make us a bit uncomfortable. The ghastly cross makes it possible for us to enjoy the fullness of Life in Christ, at the expense of the life of Christ.
G.R.A.C.E. GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE.
We have already reviewed some of th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on April 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
We are considering the cross of Christ this month. Why the sacrifice on Good Friday? Why a sacrifice at all? Jesus endured such torture and humiliation for our salvation that it boggles the mind.
Last time I called our attention to the fulfillment of some prophecies about this mission of Christ as we read Matthew 26 and 27. Let's read another account o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
This “cross thing” is a very gruesome thing indeed. Why would anybody surrender to it willingly, especially if you didn’t deserve it? But, that’s exactly what Jesus did. He had the chance to answer his accusers in a way that would have saved him from this death sentence, yet He did not.
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|Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
“How deep the Father’s love for us, so vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.” Did you enjoy that hymn I shared last time? Here it is...worth hearing every day!
I don’t feel particularly shiny, sparkly and "treasure-like" every day, do you? Some days, I just feel tired before I ev...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lorraine Serra on March 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
God loves ME. God is for ME. All the time. No matter what. Circumstances can make that hard to believe.
But, speaking the truth of God’s Word builds our faith and settles the matter in our hearts. It is elementary. It is laying the foundation for living, like learning to read and mastering arithmetic.
From childhood we learn the basics to maintain our health and...Read Full Post »