One of those Sundays where my notes don’t do anything justice! How do you narrow so many good verses into the one that sums up the point that hit me hardest? I don’t know. I can’t, but I tried.
John 19: The Death of Christ
“Behold the man upon the cross, my guilt upon His shoulders, ashamed I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers. It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished. His dying breath has brought me life. I know that it is finished!!!!” -from “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”
“…giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” –Colossians 1:12-14
“Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands…” -Isaiah 49:16
(This was in reference to the stones worn by the High Priest…in relation to Jesus our High Priest! You’ll just have to listen to it!)
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What a blessing to have the Stantons there for the evening service. It was their last service in the States before they return to Peru on Thursday after a long, hard year where they have learned to trust God even more. Oh, the excitement in their faces was priceless! I wanted to bottle it up (or go with them…you know)!