Death and the High Priest

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he [Jesus] holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.   – Hebrews 7:23-24 There is a depth to these verses that is often missed.  The basic truth is clear, in the Old Testament, though there was only […]

The Tyranny of Sin

I saw the effects of it today in an old friend who is being ravished by a disease that has attacked his mental capacities to the point he has lost the ability to speak. I saw it in another friend who is fighting with the grief of losing their spouse to illness. It reared its […]

Times of Refreshing

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,” that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19 Our God is so gracious that even after we have rebelled against him, he not only wipes out our sins, but he also goes on to give us times of […]

When Loss is Gain

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.   Phil. 3:8 Our hearts are easily lured away by the fleeting shadows of this world, and these […]

From the Triumphal Entry to the Cross

Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed behind cried out, saying; Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the Highest! Matt. 21:9 Though it is called the triumphal entry we know that Jesus had only one purpose in mind when he came to this […]