Mar 012015
 
Wide gate

“All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” Isaiah 53:6.

“There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death” Proverbs 14:12.

Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” Matthew 7:13-14.

“I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” John 14:6.

Today’s Post is about trusting God, in Christ Jesus, for our salvation.

At the instant of our death, we will be, either covered by His blood in faith, or doomed to pay for our own sins.

No matter how sincere, generous, and loving the heart attitude of an unbeliever might have been, it cannot be accounted for righteousness.

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham BELIEVED God, and it was credited to him as righteousness Romans 4:3.

And Galatians 3:6 “…just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness”.

It is only through faith that we become righteous, that is, accepted of God.

Our study today comes from the pages of www.thebereancall.org. Their website was formed under the direction of Dave Hunt for the purpose of encouraging spiritual discernment among those who regard themselves not just as “evangelicals” but as biblical Christians.

ACTS 17:10-11 “Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”

The Bereans were eager to receive the Word, but they also checked it against what the Apostle Paul taught them in order to see if his teaching was according to the Scriptures.

That is still the way to verify the truth of God today.

CLICK on the blue headline LINK above to read the enlightening discussion centered on WIDE IS THE GATE.

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Feb 222015
 

Last Sunday we wrote about the Tabernacle, established by God as the place where He would meet with the nation of Israel during their time in the Sinai, and until the time of Solomon’s Temple, the first Temple.

“And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it” Exodus 25:8-9.

Matthew Henry writes: “… some think that, though there were altars and groves used for religious worship before this, yet there never was any house, or temple, built for sacred uses in any nation before this tabernacle was erected by Moses, and that all the temples which were afterwards so much celebrated among the heathen took rise from this and pattern by it.”

Our Post today is a summary of the most important part of the Tabernacle: the Mercy Seat.

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When God revealed the pattern of the tabernacle and the way to approach Him, He also declared exactly where He would meet Moses:

Exodus 25:22 “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”
 

Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, the high priest would sprinkle blood on the top of the lid between the two angels.  The place where the blood was sprinkled was called the Mercy Seat. As God looked down from above to the Mercy Seat, He saw the blood covering the broken Law, atoning for the sins of the people.

Today, the only thing between us and the Law is the blood of Jesus. God sees His blood and His wrath is removed.

Sin has to be dealt with – or we die.

Click on the BLUE HEADLINE link above to read more about the Mercy Seat.

 

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Feb 152015
 

Author and I have been studying the books of Moses in a BSF class since last September. What an incredibly rich spiritual and theological study it has been!

Our mighty and awesome GOD commanded Moses regarding every detail of how He wanted to be worshiped. Even to the color of the threads used in the veil separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

Personally, as someone who greatly appreciates artistic design and abilities, my love for God has grown as I learned about His masterful artistic preferences, His love for detail, and His unmatched symbolic requirements and patterns! I see the LORD Jesus Christ in these descriptions.

Click on the blue headline link above to read a clear and simple explanation of the Tabernacle from http://the-tabernacle-place.comtabernacle-drawing.jpg

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Feb 082015
 
SUNDAY POST: A Look at Hell

  Our pastor wrote today’s Sunday Post. Pastor Dan is a walking Bible encyclopedia. He can tell you the book, chapter, and usually, verse, of any Bible story or teaching. In this short study on HELL, he doesn’t shirk away from putting the blame where it belongs: fallen, sinful man. God has been perfectly just, merciful,

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Jan 252015
 
Sunday Post: FAITH

You may have read some previous Sunday Posts from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for His Highest” on our blog. Author and I have spent many, many years reading and re-reading Chambers’ devotionals on a daily basis. He always strikes at our hearts with a godly truth. Despite living a somewhat short life (he died at

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Jan 182015
 
SUNDAY POST: What is the HEART?

Author and I have been involved in local BSF classes which began last September. BSF is one of the most encouraging, instructive, and worshipful Bible studies you will find anywhere. The study this year is called the Books of Moses. We are in Leviticus right now, and just finished the episode regarding Nadab and Abihu (Aaron’s sons who were killed

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