“But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 May we not lose sight of the tremendous sacrifice, that was made on our behalf, to those who believe. We can celebrate on Easter, but as we remember what Jesus went through, May we few our devotion to him, for much was sacrificed by both the Father & the Son.
The chapter starts out by say that we should be a living sacrifice to God. Our hearts should be/being transformed (metamorphosis), just like the caterpillar and butterfly. It also says we should not be conformed to this world of self centeredness, but be selfless and sacrificial to us as believers first, that they may see Hods love throu Gods love through us, ad well as demonstrate that love to those who do not know him, do that, they might know this amazing God through Jesus. May we do this not by our own strength, but through the power his holy spirit who lives in us, and guides us. AMEN!
Please choose life, not only now, but for all eternity. Jesus sacrificed all, that you might have life.
Do You Believe?
The Apostles had not received the Holy Spirit yet. They had done many things for Jesus. Once they received the Spirit, they were able to do great things with Boldnes in the name of Jesus. How about you? Do you Believe? I believe and am not ashamed of the Gospel! May we declare with boldness, that in this sinful world, there are trials, but we have Victory thru Jesus. Not in world systems, man’s wisdom, world leaders, or any other created thing. Is is only through King Jesus!
How much would you give for a friend? Jesus is our ultimate example! He laid down his life for us.
The Gospel is truly liberating. In recognizing our sin, and Jesus taking that sin in our place, we have been pardoned by God. He never see our sin again. We are truly set free to serve him, and never have to worry, because even, in our failures, he is there beside us. Thank you Jesus.
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
John 8:32 NASB
Think about the men and women who have gone before us. They are who we look to for inspiration. They are not looking at us, but we at them. Take a moment to remember, someone who has guided, and shown you the way, of true faith. Set aside the legalism, that the Hebrews were surrounded by, and put your faith and Trust in Jesus, the one and only one, who provides salvation to those who accept his free gift. Finally, get rid of the temptations and distractions, around us, that take away our focus, from running the race. May we all run with focus, today, and with vision. May we point the way to Jesus, for future generations to follow.
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,
Hebrews 12:1 NASB
Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
COLOSSIANS 4:2 NASB
God……became man, humbling himself, and being obedient to his calling, even unto death. He did this for all who would believe in Jesus, and his perfect sacrifice, that we could never offer up. Thank you Jesus, and may we Love, in a similar fashion, and tell all those, the good news!
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
PHILIPPIANS 2:8 NASB