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Just as He Said | Day XXII

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Zechariah 12:10  “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on…

Just as He Said | Day XX

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Isaiah 59:2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not…

Just as He Said | Day XIII

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the many, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul to…

Just as He Said | Day IX

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.  Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed…

Just as He Said | Day IV

The following reading is part of a larger Easter reading plan. If you would like to download the full, free Easter reading plan, you can do so here.    Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” declares the Lord of hosts. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;…

Just as He Said | 30 Days of Messianic Prophecy

Day 1: An Invitation There is a trend in women’s Bible studies that I have noticed over the last several years. Many approach God’s Word for what it can offer by way of comfort, inspiration, or consolation. While the Word of God certainly holds forth all of these things, there’s a tinge of self-interest embedded…

Fast Forward | How Lenten Fasting Prepares us for Eternity

Evangelical Christianity in the West is highly praised (and rightly so) for the high view of grace it holds out. But what do we lose if, in our high view of grace, we have garnered a low view of the spiritual disciplines? Have we, amid our “once saved, always saved” mantras, lost a holy sense…

Five Truths for the Not-Yet Mama

The plump envelope sat on our kitchen counter taunting me. It’s shape and size set it apart from the bills and junk mail in the pile. I looked at it out of the corner of my eye, avoiding direct eye contact as if it was an old acquaintance I thought I recognized in public but wasn’t quite sure. Flipping…

Just as He Said | 30 Readings for Easter

Join me for 30 days in the Text as we make our way to Easter Sunday. For 30 days, we will fix our eyes on Jesus as we look closely at the prophecies Jesus fulfilled during Passion Week. Each day we will look at a prophecy concerning the Messiah, and at the way Jesus fulfilled that…