In the Shadow of the Cross

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John 1:1, 15In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (NIV 1984)

Isaiah 59:2 – Your iniquities have separated you from your God. (NIV 1984)

Hebrews 9:22The law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (NIV 1984)

Leviticus 17:11For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement…it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life. (NIV 1984)

Incarnation – This is the Christian doctrine that the second person of the Trinity assumed Continue reading “In the Shadow of the Cross”

He’s Making A List

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Revelation 20:13If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

My Musings – This may seem like a downer of a message to be sharing during this season, but it points out that there is a list that we all  need to be on.  And there is only one way to make that list.  So, “do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:10-12). The Savior was born and lived a sinless life. The Savior died so we could get on that list.  If He had not, there wouldn’t even be a list.

My Advice – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved [be included on the list]” (Acts 16:31).  He’s making a list.  Are you on it?  It was for this reason He came.