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Facet of Christ (Day 24)

He said to Zacchaeus, “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” He is a seeker, a hunter—and the thing he’s hunting for is “the lost.” Not the best; the lost. Dane Ortlund 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)

By |June 24th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 23)

He said, “Take heart; I have overcome the world." If you have Jesus, the looming darkness in your life is not going to overwhelm you; He is going to overwhelm it. He says he already has. Dane Ortlund 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

By |June 23rd, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 22)

He said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you." Consider the perfect, overflowing love of God the Father for God the Son; that’s God the Son’s love for you. Dane Ortlund 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. (John 15:9)

By |June 22nd, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 21)

He said “Whoever believes in me, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). If you have Jesus, you are carrying around inside you a nuclear powerplant, spiritually speaking. Dane Ortlund 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:38)

By |June 21st, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 20)

He said he came “not to call the righteous but sinners” (Mark 2:17). The admissions committee for heaven has declared by unanimous decision all moral resumes inadmissible. Dane Ortlund 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

By |June 20th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 19)

He is not an idea or a force or a philosophy or a theory or a framework or even a doctrine. He’s a He can be related to, talked to. He delights in that. Dane Ortlund 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach (Mark 3.14)

By |June 19th, 2024|

Meditation for Preparation – June 23rd

Praying is Preparing Read: Luke 10:1-24 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of

By |June 18th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 18)

He no longer calls us servants, but friends, and he is the friend of sinners. He has not only atoned for our sins; he has befriended us sinners. Dane Ortlund 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have

By |June 18th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 17)

His atoning death means he is free not to scrutinize. He needs not. All has been wiped clean. Faults remain, not just in our past but in our present. But the whole atmosphere in which we live has been transformed from one of scrutiny into one of welcome. “Welcome one another as X has welcomed you." Dane Ortlund 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Rom 15:7)

By |June 17th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 16)

His mercy to sinners is not calculating, scale-weighing, It is lavish, outrageous, unfettered. Dane Ortlund 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks.

By |June 16th, 2024|
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