Posts tagged Joy
Jesus Is Great High Priest

Hebrews 4 : 14-16
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

These verses in Hebrews are jam-packed with meaning about who Jesus is and what he has done... 

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Jesus Is Our Advocate

What do you think of when you hear the word “advocate”? When I hear it, I think of a person who sticks up for someone else, especially for a person or group of people who is weak, voiceless, or in need. I think of a person who looks out for those who are often overlooked or forgotten. An advocate uses his power, influence, or position to support the cause of others. Advocates have the best interest of another at heart and take action to help. 

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Running From Conflict

In Genesis 13:1-8, we encounter a situation that stresses me out. Strife is occurring between Abram and Lot’s herdsmen because there isn’t enough land to support all of them. In order to keep strife from arising between Abram and Lot and to maintain peace among their herdsmen, the two separate so that they can each have enough land. 

This situation stresses me out because I hate conflict. I know hate is a strong word, but I think it might be accurate. I try to avoid confrontation at all costs. Arguments make me feel uncomfortable and awkward and tense, and I just do not like those negative feelings. So actually, I need to edit myself. I don’t only hate conflict; I fear it...

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