Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Prophecies of the Messiah – He Was Led Like a Lamb to the Slaughter

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. (Isaiah 53:4-7 NIV)

There is so much in this passage in Isaiah about the love of Jesus for us.  It is so hard to imagine Jesus giving up the glory of heaven to come to this earth to suffer for us.  He did it willingly without any complaint.  He is the Lamb of God that was sacrificed for us so that we may have peace and life with Him.  We are all like sheep that have gone astray, yet He died for us.  What awesome total love!

–Diane

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Prophecies of the Messiah – Betrayed for 30 Pieces of Silver

I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”–the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the LORD. (Zechariah 11:12-13 NIV)

Not only did Judas betray Jesus but he received money to do it.  What is interesting is Judas went and offered his services to the religious leaders to betray Jesus (Matthew 26:14-16).  It was premeditated.  It was planned.  It was greed for money.  How could Judas who spent over three years with Jesus do this?  All that time hearing Jesus preach.  Seeing the miracles that Jesus did, yet Judas never opened his heart to Jesus.  He never let Jesus be part of his life.  Makes me wonder about myself.  I go to church every week.  I teach a Bible class.  Am I opening up my heart to Jesus?

–Diane

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Want to keep it? Place it in God’s hands.