Genesis 4: 8-16…..The first murder.

Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voiceContinue reading “Genesis 4: 8-16…..The first murder.”

Acts 2: 36-41…..Peter calls for decisions to be made.

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “RepentContinue reading “Acts 2: 36-41…..Peter calls for decisions to be made.”

Acts1: 6-11…..A huge event and a spectacular promise!

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come uponContinue reading “Acts1: 6-11…..A huge event and a spectacular promise!”

Psalm 24: 1-10…..David understands rightly.

The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,the world and those who dwell therein,for he has founded it upon the seasand established it upon the rivers.Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?And who shall stand in his holy place?He who has clean hands and a pure heart,who does not lift up his soulContinue reading “Psalm 24: 1-10…..David understands rightly.”

Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, goingContinue reading “Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?”

Colossians 2: 1-7….. I know that you don’t know me personally.

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge ofContinue reading “Colossians 2: 1-7….. I know that you don’t know me personally.”

Colossians 1: 21-29….Filling in what Jesus completed!

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of theContinue reading “Colossians 1: 21-29….Filling in what Jesus completed!”

Colossians 1: 15-20…..Who is Jesus?

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all thingsContinue reading “Colossians 1: 15-20…..Who is Jesus?”

Mark 15: 21-32…. weakened Jesus is hung on the cross.

And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. AndContinue reading “Mark 15: 21-32…. weakened Jesus is hung on the cross.”

Micah 5: 1-5a……Untangling necessary!

Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops;siege is laid against us;with a rod they strike the judge of Israelon the cheek. Comment: Israel is told to be prepared for their coming Judgement!But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,from you shall come forth for meone who isContinue reading “Micah 5: 1-5a……Untangling necessary!”