Circumcision of the Heart
While I was away on a brief vacation this summer, a friend covering a family Bible study in my place called. Apparently the family was reading through Genesis on their own. After learning what circumcision is, the family’s young daughter asked my friend a question the family could not answer. “God wanted boys to be circumcised, but what did He want girls to do?” A very sincere and relevant question from a young girl wondering if she fit into God’s plan. Of course the man repr
70 X 7 Turns out to be a Great Deal After all!
Much hope can be drawn from Peter’s ministry. He made big mistakes, like cutting off a man’s ear and even denying he knew Jesus. If Peter was anything like us, I imagine those mistakes deeply haunted Peter while Jesus was in the tomb. Imagine his surprise and joy, when the angels said, go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.” Mark 16:7 NKJV After a series of disgraceful blunders Jesus still loved an
Jesus Heals All Wounds
Saul honestly thought he was doing God service when he was persecuting the Christians. Jesus may have been thinking of Saul, when He said, For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. John 16:2 NLT Down through the ages, Christians, even Seventh-day Adventists, have caused needless pain to those purchased by Christ’s blood, thinking they were doing God service. Jesus promised the