Tag Archives: Atonement

Marriage as Metaphor

“Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered … Continue reading

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Contrition

When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly. 1 Kings 21:27 (NIV) For over 20 years I have been training and coaching people in the art of … Continue reading

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Paying the Price (or Not)

But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” 2 Samuel 24:24 (NIV) It was almost cliche. It was the first weekend … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Mark 15

And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Mark 15:38 (NLT) For those unfamiliar with the larger story of God’s Message, this obscure reference in the middle of today’s chapter makes … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Numbers 16

Aaron grabbed the censer, as directed by Moses, and ran into the midst of the congregation. The plague had already begun. He put burning incense into the censer and atoned for the people. He stood there between the living and … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Leviticus 16

“This is the procedure for Aaron when he enters the Holy Place:” Leviticus 16:3 (MSG) Okay, just so I get this straight, I’ve listed below the procedure for the high-priest to enter God’s presence and make atonement for the sins … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Leviticus 5

“When you are guilty, immediately confess the sin that you’ve committed and bring as your penalty to God for the sin you have committed a female lamb or goat from the flock for an Absolution-Offering.” Leviticus 5:5 (MSG) A guilty … Continue reading

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