Approaching the throne with confidence

Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark…There…I will meet with you. The way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed… – And when Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn…

Conversation full of grace

Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. “But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law…to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to…

Do we share in Christ’s sufferings?

For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. Sharing in his sufferings… – But rejoice that you may participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. – If we died with him, we will also…

Revealed with fire

Anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. – He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify…

It is by grace you have been saved

The younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. And that is what some of you were.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God….

Trust in the Lord and do good

The Lord gave him success in everything he did… Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways.  You will eat the fruit of your labour; blessings and prosperity will be yours. – Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the…

What is love?

He will quiet you with his love… The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you. – We love because he first loved us. But not he has…

We have seen His glory

The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house… And in this place I will grant peace. The house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendour in the sight of all nations. – The priests could not enter the temple…

Prepare your minds for action

This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand.  Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover. Get up, go away!  For this is not your resting place… – For here we do not have an enduring…

Live a life worthy of the calling

But the fruit of the Spirit is…patience…gentleness. The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness… Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving…

Do not work for food that spoils

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – “The kingdom of heaven has been forceful advancing, and forceful…

We trusted in Him, and He saved us

We eagerly await a Saviour. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.  It reaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great…