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A confidence in Christ brings grace!

Scripture reading for March 8th: Hebrews 4, Psalm 48, Proverbs 17

Hebrews 4:13-16 “And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to Whom we must give account. Since we have a great High Priest Who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

The writer of Hebrews again encourages Jewish believers to look to Jesus. Jesus Christ is the perfect “High Priest” in that He has passed through the heavens and come to earth as a human being. He was tempted in every way like us. He was successful through the power of the Holy Spirit to live a sinless life and die on the cross to deliver us from sin and its deadly consequences. He again passed through the heavens to God’s right hand. All believers can have great confidence in Jesus. He is now interceding for us. Through a faith relationship, we can find help and grace in any time of need we face!! Praise our Lord for His love and intercession for us! I will praise Him to the ends of the earth and in heaven!

Psalm 48:9-10 “We have thought on Your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Your temple. As Your Name, O God, so Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.”

Prayer: Father God, as I think on Your steadfast love shown to us in Jesus Christ, I am humbled and encouraged. You have abundantly supplied my greatest needs–forgiveness of sin, cleansing from guilt, and adoption into Your family! Search me today, and reveal any sin or wickedness. I want clean hands and a pure heart through grace and faith in Jesus Christ. I will sing Your praises forever and ever!

Proverbs 28:3 “The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.”

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Repentance and calling!

Scripture reading for July 21st: 2nd Kings 2-3, Psalm 48, Matthew 4

Matthew 4:17-22 “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” While walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Jesus Christ began His ministry after spending forty days in the wilderness being tempted by the devil. His opening statement was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus, the King, had arrived on earth and was calling out to all who would listen and believe His Word. His next step was to begin to call individuals to Himself and train and equip them to reach lost people and spoil the devil’s kingdom. These first two He called, Simon Peter and Andrew, were brothers who were fishermen by trade. Jesus challenged them to fish for men! They dropped their nets and accepted His call to them. They changed their mind (repentance) concerned their occupation and calling and Jesus used their obedience to build His Church through calling and equipping disciples!

Psalm 48:9-10 “We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As Your Name, O God, so Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for calling us to repentance and faith to follow Your Son Jesus Christ, our only Savior! Your steadfast love and faithfulness to us causes us to praise You! Your righteousness is made known through Your Son and those who in faith follow Him take His Name and praise to the ends of the earth! Teach me daily how to fish for men, casting the Gospel net to bring in a great catch!

2nd Kings 2:9-10 “When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me. And he said, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it shall be so for you, but if you do not see me, it shall not be so.”

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