Parable of soil

That day Jesus went out of the house and sat down beside the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he climbed into a boat and sat down. The whole crowd was standing on the shore. 3 He said many things to them in parables: “A farmer went out to scatter seed. 4 As he was scatteringContinue reading “Parable of soil”

judged

12 Those who have sinned outside the Law will also die outside the Law, and those who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law.13 It isn’t the ones who hear the Law who are righteous in God’s eyes. It is the ones who do what the Law says who will be treated asContinue reading “judged”

The Conversion of Lydia

We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, whereContinue reading “The Conversion of Lydia”

Rend your hearts

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness spread upon the mountains a great and powerful armyContinue reading “Rend your hearts”

Are we there yet?

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenantContinue reading “Are we there yet?”

Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that sufferingContinue reading “Hope”

Written on your heart!

A new covenant I will make with them, I will be their God and they will be my people and I will write my law on their hearts… The prophet Jeremiah tells us this is what God says in chapter 31. God writes His law on our hearts. He no longer wants us to teachContinue reading “Written on your heart!”