The Lamb of God

2 Corinthians 2:14-16  “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life…” I am told that when a lamb is born, the fragrance of birth gives out …

The Blood Sacrifice

The Old Testament gives vivid detailed instructions about the offering of a sacrifice in atonement for sin.  Since Jesus was our sacrifice for sin, we do not offer blood sacrifices on this side of the cross.  And because our culture is so different, we often do not fully understand the significance of its meaning. Because sin had entered the world through Adam and Eve, God’s plan provided a way for man to come back into the presence of the Holy …

God’s Hesed

I read a book several years ago “A Sacred Sorrow” by Michael Card.  As a result, I learned a new word: “hesed“.  This word describes the indescribable un-definable characteristics of God. This Hebrew word is untranslatable into one word in English. Our English language defines the word simply as lovingkindness but it encompasses so much more.  I suppose it would take a vast number of words to describe “hesed” and even then we would not be able to cover what …

Jesus Loves Me, this I know

Jesus Loves Me This I Know I learned the song, “Jesus Loves Me” when I was a little girl and I have taught it to my children and now sing it with my grandchildren.  I don’t sing that song very often but I was reminded the other day about the very truth of this little song. Jesus loves me, this I know.  Jesus loves me, this I know. Jesus loves me, this I know.  Jesus loves me, this I know. …

Jesus is Savior

Colossians 1:19-20 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Jesus is 100% God.  Jesus is 100% Man.  Jesus is 100% Lord.  Jesus is 100% Savior. Because man is sinful, God had to provide a way for us to be reconciled to Himself, the Holy God.  Jesus was that …