Another Scary Verse from Hebrews

I was reading through old posts yesterday and decided to repost this. *** “For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries” (Heb. 10:26-27). This is one of…

Patrick the Slave

From his brief autobiography we learn that…the Irish, then called Scots, began swooping down on the English coast, sailing up the rivers, raiding the settlements, and carrying off plunder and slaves. Among the captives was Patrick. So Ireland’s patron saint was not Irish! He had been reared a Christian. His father was a deacon, but…

Bereavement’s Provision

In Genesis 22, God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about” (Gen. 22:2). There is tenderness in the way the phrasing builds from…

Two Cities, One Gospel: Christ and Revolution

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” This unforgettable phrase opens Dickens’s novel A Tale of Two Cities. Set in England and Paris, A Tale of Two Cities takes place just as the French Revolution gets going. On one side are the French commoners. They are enraged by the economic…

Despising the Lamb

Painting by Johnny Mays The following is excerpted from my booklet, “Despising the Lamb: Contempt for Christ in First Samuel“ Hophni and Phineas: Priests of Pleasure When Hannah gave her only son to the Lord, Hophni and Phineas were priests (1 Sam. 1:3).  Scripture says Hophni and Phineas were wicked men (1 Sam. 2:12). They…

This Cross

This cross, this cross I know so well, each wood-grain scar, each bloody dell; each splinter broken from this tree, which once in him, is now in me; each splinter growing like a knife that plunges deep with worship’s life; a sacrifice my life to be, for Him, for Him who died for me.

Hymne to God the Father

Sketch by Patrick Murphy Before time           your counsels chose           that you would lose eternal ties           with your one           and only Son. – Not sparing Him           you let the whips    …

What the Cross Means to Me–Katie McKamey

Above are my daughter’s beautiful thoughts about the cross.  She wrote it as part of an assignment for the Christian school she attends around Easter last year.  I posted it previously but I think of her words often.  They never fail to touch my heart.  May the reality of God’s love and Jesus’s sacrifice touch…

God Bless Us, Everyone!

As I’ve written elsewhere, A Christmas Carol is a favorite holiday story in our house.  To many, it’s a familiar tale.  Scrooge is a selfish, old miser.  Financial gain is his one great love.  He thinks little of the poor and even comments that they should die to “decrease the surplus population.” (Uh…WOW). Scrooge’s heart…

Slave

Below are lyrics to a song the Lord gave me a few years ago.  You can listen to it here. *** I declare I love my Master, and I don’t want to go free (Exodus 21:5). He has shared His life with me, and I don’t want to be apart from Him (Exodus 21:6).  …