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May 23, 2016 — Leave a comment

Reading a story, watching a play or going to see a movie; what’s your motive? To see how the script plays out…right?

Have you ever heard the GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD?  (Matthew 26,27,& 28) Before the foundation of the World; God had a plan…a script!

A plan for every tribe,  for every nation and their salvation.  He used a host of characters.  Caesar Augustus, Mary and Joseph, the Parisees’ and the Sadducees and last but not least Pilate.

All doubted…Oh, how his disciples must have felt during those dark days of His crucifixion and resurrection.

But God had a plan to bring redemption through His son Christ Jesus.  Jesus paid the penalty for all through His death on the cross.

“For God so love the world the he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16,NIV)

The script has been written…will you accept the victory? ~Debra

th (6)As I was reading through the Old Testament, I was reminded of a stunning realization.  Every time they came before the Father confessing their sins, they had to bring a lamb for slaughter.

This also brought to mind what my Salvation cost my Savior.  He couldn’t have just died of natural causes.  Redemption couldn’t work without the “shedding of blood.”  Without it there is no forgiveness.

 “And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)

Love Heart, the flogging and crucifixion of Christ was a horrible, bloody mess.  It should be gut wrenching to us.  Have you thanked Christ for His sacrifice and His gift of Eternal th (5)Salvation?

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesian 2:8-9)

 

What Can Wash Away Our Sin, Nothing But the Blood of Jesus! ~Debra  th (7)

 

Because I Know…

April 23, 2014 — Leave a comment

thMany of you have heard the incredible story of Jesus’s death, burial and resurrection on a cruel cross.  It was told by men that lived and walked along side of our Savior.  You’ll find scripture accounts in all four gospels.

Crucifixion was a horrific form of death and Jesus suffered a great deal on our behalf, but the story doesn’t end there.

“He is not here, he has risen….Mark 28:6, NIV.

Job 19:25-27, NIV  “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon th earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes- I, and not another.  How my heart yearns within me!

My Redeemer lives!~Debra

 

It’s Personal, Really~

February 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

               When I was in the store over the weekend, I was amazed to see the Easter items next to the Valentine’s merchandise.  (I don’t know why this surprises me at all, but it still does.)  Easter is April 8th this year, which gives us plenty of time for reflection.

 At the time of the crucifixion the disciples still didn’t have a grip on what Jesus was trying to tell them.  We have the advantage in that we have the whole story written down for us to study.

                Just for a minute, let’s look at it from a different perspective.  Let’s say Jesus was walking and talking and hanging at your house on the weekends.  You’re best friends. 

                One night while He’s visiting, the police show up and He’s arrested.  You know He hasn’t done anything wrong yet He goes quietly.  You go to the jail only to find that He’s been beaten to a pulp, almost unrecognizable. 

               Your blood boils and you cry out for justice, but there’s none to be found. Within a matter of hours, he’s executed.  It’s an incredible series of events that leaves your head spinning. 

              Then you remember a conversation you had with Him.  He told you of His great love for you and how He would give up His life for you. 

               You thought He was being dramatic, but now you see He was telling you what was to come.  He said it was the only way that you could live.  You didn’t think you’d die anytime soon, not even realizing you were dead already.  All you can do is cry and say “thank you.”

               Knowing that this is what really did happen, can you personalize it a little more?  You know your friend died so you could live. 

            Love Heart, we’ve got a couple of months to ponder the enormity of the sacrifice and to search our hearts and lives. 

Do we live worthy of such a friend?  Gwen~