The King Has Come

The Beginning of the Gospel | Mark 1:1

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:1 ESV Mark is an overlooked book. Consider the book’s companions. John and Matthew were both firsthand witnesses to Jesus. Matthew’s Gospel serves as a perfect bridge from the Old Testament to the New Testament, while showing Jesus to be the promised …

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A Sure & Steadfast Anchor of the Soul | Hebrews 6:19-20

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20 ESV Considering the crucifixion is a bit like gazing …

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The Death (& Triumph) of the King

https://youtu.be/EUB8ANPAP0g The earth first groaned as Adam’s curse fell upon it. Formed, shaped, and teeming with life by the Maker’s Word, this otherwise insignificant planet gleamed with the radiance of emerald and sapphire in the midst of a vast and awesome cosmos. God, the Maker Himself, was King, the eternal King with no beginning and …

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Biblical Wisdom

Where There Are No Oxen, The Manger Is Clean | Proverbs 14:4

Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:4   I am aiming, not simply to live life, but to live it abundantly. The LORD has called us to do so. He who is the resurrection and the life will be faithful to …

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The Crucifixion

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. Bruce Shelley opens his account of church history with this statement: “Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its God.” Indeed, it is no small fact that all four Gospels give extensive …

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The Sacrificial King | Day 17

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 ESV For Isaiah, this must have been one of the most confusing messages that God ever gave to him. Beginning in 52:13, the LORD …

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