Archive for January, 2012
In Matthew 26:42, Jesus went away again a second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
Some people say there are many ways to get to Heaven or to God and it is not only through Jesus Christ. Ironically, while they believe there are many ways, they try to sell their way as being the best way to get to God. Even as Christians we can fall into the trap of trying to sell why Christianity is true. It sometimes appears that Christian apologetics, or maybe the petition to come forward at the end of More >
One more time … read again Philippians 1: 1 – 11.
Today I want us to focus on why Paul was so thankful for these Philippians believers. It’s in verse 4 … he is so thankful to God for them because they have chosen to “partner” with him in the work of the gospel. They were in a partnership.
In our group Bible study of this passage … we began to toss out characteristics of good, healthy partnerships. The lists were good … thoughtful. There were things like
- common purpose
- mutual respect
- no “control” mongers!
- a two-way street
You may want to add some other More >
In Matthew 26:29, Jesus continues to say, “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
Jesus is saving His cup to drink with us at His table when we are reunited with Him in His Father’s kingdom. Jesus had no need to drink of this particular cup which represented the forgiveness of sins. This cup was to symbolize what would be taking place within the next day. He was on His way to the cross. However, being that we are More >
read the bible in a year: day 333 Galatians 4:1-20
1 But I say that as long as the son is a child, he is in no way different from a servant, though he is lord of all; 2 But is under keepers and managers till the time fixed by the father. 3 So we, when we were young, were kept under the first rules of the world; 4 But when the time had come, God sent out his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the More >