by Tim Canosa on February 11th, 2024
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:1-2We’ll do this one ov...
by Tim Canosa on February 10th, 2024
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.Romans 12:4-6Have you ever tried to write with your feet/toes? What about something crazier, have you ever tried to eat through your nos...
by Tim Canosa on February 9th, 2024
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said ...
by Tim Canosa on February 8th, 2024
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.Romans 8:34A memorable scene in Lord of the Rings is the throne room of King Theoden. His advisor, Grima Wormtongue, has poisoned the King’s view of outsiders. At every chance, Grima whispers in the King’s ear, speaking against, well, eve...
by Tim Canosa on February 7th, 2024
Q.10. How did God create man?A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.Westminster Shorter CatechismWell, nothing controversial here! But worth noting, for thousands of years, God’s people have celebrated His creative work and the order established therein. Honouring God’s intention for differences, between ...
by Tim Canosa on February 6th, 2024
“Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning ...
by Tim Canosa on February 5th, 2024
Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.Matthew 1:17There’s a moment in a Will Smith movie called Hitch, where he (Smith) takes a girl out on a date to Ellis Island in New York where so many migrants first landed on American soil to begin a new life.Smith’s character thinks he has pul...
by Tim Canosa on February 4th, 2024
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect1 Peter 3:15We feel very uncomfortable with the idea of evangelism. Culturally and individually. And yet, if we do revere Christ as Lord, how can we not be prepared to love those around us with the good news of...
by Tim Canosa on February 3rd, 2024
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.Romans 12:15Have you ever felt like you had to put on a ‘front’ as you walked into Church? That somehow you had to pull it together and at least appear like everything was ok, no not just ok, but great :) I’ve experienced this. Why does this happen? Well, I want to take responsibility, sometimes it was my pride, I didn’t want to be seen to...
by Tim Canosa on February 2nd, 2024
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of AbrahamMatthew 1:1What does it mean that Jesus is the ‘Messiah’? We saw and (I atleast) embraced O’Donnell’s argument that the answer is found at the end of Matthew’s gospel.In Matthew 28, after His death and resurrection, Jesus appears to the disciples and He gives the so-called great commission made up of four ‘all’s’. All a...
by Tim Canosa on February 1st, 2024
For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful,I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from youwhen I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed body;all the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of the...
by Tim Canosa on January 31st, 2024
Q. 9. What is the work of creation?A. The work of creation is, God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.Westminster Shorter CatechismI thought it might be worth spending another day on this Q/A of the catechism. The misconception of many, Christian and non-Christian, is that there is a war between Science and the Bible.And you can un...
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