The Spirit and Salvation

The Spirit and Salvation

1 Peter 1:10-12 – “Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what peson or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of...
Rejoice!

Rejoice!

1 Peter 1:6-9 Rejoice – “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire...
A Living Hope

A Living Hope

  1 Peter 1:3-5 A Living Hope: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is...
Chosen For Exile

Chosen For Exile

What joy comes to my heart when I read this and see that even in times of severe trouble my God knows all about it and is entirely in control. These people “in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia” were not experiencing much joy at the moment. Much like me...
Quizzing – Discipleship

Quizzing – Discipleship

Quizzing at the next level… We finished up our local quizzing in January and now are studying and reviewing for the next level, Regionals. This tournament is held every year in St. Joseph, Mo. The competition at this event ramps up with students competing from many of...
The Lamb of God

The Lamb of God

“Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29 Jesus takes away… My personal sin debt. He has taken on Himself that which I deserve, punishment and death, and satisfied God’s wrath. He has clothed me in His own righteousness. I am now seen by...