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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • I asked my friend what was the most radical position, in a religious context, he had ever seen where a matter of judgment was held to the exclusion of doctrine. In other words, what had he witnessed people do that may have been right in itself, but when pressed to extremes, became harmful or even contradictory to other…
    November 23, 2019
  • Focus Text: Mark 10.13-16 “Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the…
    November 22, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 19.37-40 “Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD! Peace…
    November 21, 2019
  •     This message completes our brief study of the subject of mercy. We will use it to summarize some of our findings as well as to present a final challenge regarding mercy.   The Bible teaches that God is the Father of mercies (2 Corinthians 1.3-4). This means that He is the origination point from…
    November 20, 2019
  • Can I depend on God’s mercy to save me? The Universalists seem to think that God’s love, mercy, and grace will ultimately triumph over all evil, resulting in the eternal salvation of every mortal who ever lived. Is this a proper concept of mercy? If not, what view ought I to adopt concerning God’s mercy…
    November 19, 2019
  • No study of mercy could be complete with considering the 136th Psalm. It is quoted in its entirety here. It is not difficult to discover its theme. Read it slowly and let it's truth sink deep into your heart. 1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Oh, give thanks to the God…
    November 18, 2019
  • 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

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