Category Archives: the cross

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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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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reduced to nothing

Psalm 22:17-21 Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones; people gaze and stare at me. Psalm 22:18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they gambled for my clothing. Psalm 22:19 But you, Yahveh, don’t be far away. My … Continue reading

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not a wondrous cross

Psalm 22:12-16 Psalm 22:12 Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me. Psalm 22:13 They open their mouths against me – lions, mauling and roaring. Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are … Continue reading

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