In the Old Testament, God required His people to offer sacrifices to Him on a regular basis. They were primarily animals—doves, lambs, and bulls—that they would slaughter and burn on an altar before God. These sacrifices, or offerings, were given to receive forgiveness for sin and to express thanksgiving and devotion to God. It was … Continue reading The Greatest Sacrifice
You have probably heard the term “Last Days.” It is the time from Jesus’s ascension into heaven to His return to earth. The Last Days started 2,000 years ago, but as we observe our world today, we see that Jesus’s return is growing nearer. We don’t know the exact moment Jesus will return, but … Continue reading What to Do in the Last Days
My husband Michael likes to make his own air popped popcorn. Because we like to eat healthy, Michael seasons it himself rather than using a store-bought mix. We all enjoy it—except when it comes to the salt. Michael likes his salty, and since we use sea salt, it turns out very salty. After complaining about … Continue reading Are You Salty?
Matthew 13:1-23 is the well-known Parable of the Sower. It tells of a sower who scattered the seed of God’s Word on the soil, or hearts, of four people. Following the parable, Jesus explains it so His disciples could understand: “Listen then to the [meaning of the] parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the … Continue reading Choose Your Soil
God changed Abram's name to Abraham so he would introduce himself by saying, "Hi! I'm the father of many nations!" My daughter Amaris (Hebrew) will introduce herself with, "Hi! I'm whom God has promised!" What kind of introduction are we making in our daily conversations as we discuss our lives? Are people hearing us say, … Continue reading Your Introduction
Everything about redemption is beautiful, powerful, and supernatural. None if it is without significance. One of my favorite details of the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is what happened when He declared, “It’s is finished!” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of … Continue reading The Torn Veil