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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • Jesus Christ is our High Priest (Hebrews 4.14). He is also the mediator of a better covenant which was established upon better promises (Hebrews 8.6). As our High Priest, He performs the functions of our Priest while we serve as underling priests within His Kingdom. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,…
    November 17, 2019
  •   Did you know that there are weightier matters of the law, things that are prerequisite to pleasing God? By prerequisite, we mean that if they are not done, all other religious efforts are of no avail. We could put it like this for purposes of illustration. Having a driver’s license is prerequisite to pleasing…
    November 16, 2019
  • “O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? For your faithfulness is like a morning cloud, And like the early dew it goes away. Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And your judgments are like light that goes forth. For I desire mercy and…
    November 15, 2019
  • "Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, ‘Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard that, He said to them,…
    November 14, 2019
  • Jesus was the epitome of mercy. As we discussed in yesterday’s message, He spoke of the necessity of mercy in the Beatitudes, His introductory comments to the Sermon on the Mount. Even before this public appearance, in fact, even before He was born, it was a foregone conclusion that mercy would be a trait closely…
    November 13, 2019
  • “But now He [Jesus Christ] has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.” (Hebrews 8.6-7). The passage just cited makes…
    November 12, 2019
  • The mercy seat was a place, but it was also a symbol. The symbology of the mercy seat is declared in the name by which it was called. Mercy was available at the mercy seat; mercy was an attribute of the One whose presence was manifested there. Mercy was and is an attribute of God. He was and is a merciful God and it is…
    November 11, 2019
  • The mercy seat was a literal part of the furniture of the tabernacle in the wilderness and subsequently of the Temple in Jerusalem. Someone authorized the mercy seat, specified how it was to be constructed, what functionality it was to have, and guarded its sacred purposes. In addition to that, an entire nation of people…
    November 10, 2019
  • Today's message introduces a word that is rather common in the English language and which has a direct but perhaps somewhat enigmatic connection to the mercy seat and the tabernacle. The word is scapegoat. We will explore the origins of this phrase and the connection which it has to mercy and to the mercy seat. “And…
    November 9, 2019
  • The common connection between mercy and all its shades of meaning is favor or blessing. When the blind asked for mercy, they asked for a favor/blessing. When the guilt person pleads for mercy, they plead for a favor. In either case, the favor sought is sought based upon the goodness of the one being besought and not the…
    November 8, 2019
  • The word mercy is an interesting and somewhat diverse word. It is used in a variety of ways, but all of them have a common thread. Inasmuch as we have undertaken to examine the implications of the fact that God is the Father of mercies (2 Corinthians 1.3), it is certainly a worthwhile endeavor to try to understand…
    November 7, 2019
  • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1.3-4; this and…
    November 6, 2019
  • “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12.1). Eleven intense chapters after setting forth the fact that God’s power to salvation was manifested through and only through…
    November 5, 2019
  • “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! 'For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?' 'Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?' For of Him and through Him…
    November 4, 2019
  • If we want the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4.7), it is our responsibility to enroll His services. We could always take our chances with a lesser service, but why would we; why not go to the very best? Continuing from yesterday, there are four conditions to accepting God’s…
    November 3, 2019

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