Category Archives: atonement

erasing the divide

Ephesians 2:16-18 (JDV) Ephesians 2:16 and so that he might reconcile both to God with one body through the cross, killing the hostility. Ephesians 2:17 He came and proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away … Continue reading

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both groups one

Ephesians 2:13-15 (JDV) Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near because of the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:14 You see, he is our peace, who made both groups one and tore … Continue reading

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universe reboot

Ephesians 1:7-10 (JDV) Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our violations,1 according to the riches of his favor Ephesians 1:8 that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians … Continue reading

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half the law

Galatians 3:10-13 (JDV) Galatians 3:10 You see – all who insist on the achievements of the law are under a curse, because it is written, Everyone who does not do everything written in the book of the law is cursed. … Continue reading

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a gospel twist

  Psalm 37:30-31 Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. Psalm 37:31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter. Psalm 37:32 The wicked one lies … Continue reading

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everyone’s God

Psalm 22:26-31 Psalm 22:26 The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek Yahveh will praise him. May your hearts live continually! Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the land will remember and turn to Yahveh. All the families … Continue reading

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why water and blood?

John 19:31-34 John 19:31 Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to stay on the cross on the Sabbath (because that Sabbath was a great day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs … Continue reading

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Set apart for sacrifice

John 11:54-57 Joh 11:54 That was why Jesus no longer walked publicly among the Jews but went away from there to the less populated area near the desert, to a town called Ephraim, and he stayed there with the disciples. … Continue reading

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cryptic Christ

cryptic Christ Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2414 John 7:2-10 Joh 7:2 The Jewish Festival of Shacks was near. Joh 7:3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave from here and go to Judea so your disciples can see your … Continue reading

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he avoided the temptation of power

he avoided the temptation of power Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2403 John 6:10-15 Joh 6:10 Jesus said, “Make the men recline.” There was plenty of grass in that place; so they reclined. The men numbered about five thousand. Joh … Continue reading

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