Category Archives: the cross

broken by our brokenness

broken by our brokenness Jeremiah 8:18-9:2 (JDV) Jeremiah 8:18 My joy has flown away; grief has settled on me. My heart is sick. Jeremiah 8:19 Notice, listen – the cry of my dear people from a faraway land, “Is Yahveh … Continue reading

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crucial

crucial Acts 21:26-36 (JDV) Acts 21:26 So the next day, Paul took the men, having purified himself along with them, and entered the temple, announcing the completion of the purification days when the offering would be made for each of … Continue reading

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why he was taken down

why he was taken down Deuteronomy 21:22-23 Deuteronomy 21:22 “If anyone is found guilty of a mistake deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree, Deuteronomy 21:23 you are not to leave his … Continue reading

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foreshadowing the death of Christ

foreshadowing the death of Christ Deuteronomy 12:23 Only be strong enough not to eat the blood, since the blood is the personal existence, and you must not eat the life with the meat. Deuteronomy 12:24 Do not eat blood; pour … Continue reading

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he also descended

Ephesians 4:7-10 (JDV) Ephesians 4:7 Now favor was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Ephesians 4:8 For this reason it says: When he ascended on high, he took the captives captive; he gave … 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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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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his faithfulness is enough

Galatians 2:15-21 (JDV) Galatians 2:15 We are Jews by nature and not “Gentile sinners,” Galatians 2:16 and yet because we know that a human is not justified by the achievements1 of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even … Continue reading

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when misery hates company

  Psalm 41:4-9 Psalm 41:4 I said, “Yahveh, be gracious to me; heal my soul, because I have sinned against you.” Psalm 41:5 My enemies speak maliciously about me: “When will he die and be forgotten?” Psalm 41:6 When one … Continue reading

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what God really wants

  Psalm 40:6-8 Psalm 40:6 You do not want sacrifice and tribute offering; you open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a mistake offering. Psalm 40:7 Then I said, “See, I have … Continue reading

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