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By Petrus Zijlstra: Setting Captives Free Board Member
July 25, 2021
Dear brothers and sisters,
These past two years have been a period of high and lows for me. On the one hand, God has deepened my faith by redirecting my attention to the cross and looking at Christ, how He suffered, bled and died. It has in many ways lifted up my heart and also redirected many of my ideas, thinking and likes and dislikes. On the other hand I have noticed that this does not mean struggles with sin are obsolete. In a strange way it almost seems that where faith in Christ is growing, sin and the devil are more than keen to step ...
By Joce: Setting Captives Free Mentor Supervisor
July 23, 2021
We might think of the children of a family with their noses at table height, watching their mother slice up the portions of a freshly baked cake. One could imagine the wide eyes of each child looking intently as each wedge of the cake was lowered onto their plates and then eaten with utter pleasure. But once finished, they still yearned for their siblings’ half-finished portions or the uneaten remaining cake in the fridge. Our flesh is similarly driven by cravings, unsatisfied by what it is given, and searching for sight of something better.
It is breathtaking to hear Jesus praying to God in Psalm 119:57-61 and His passionate satisfaction and devotion to the portion He was given, His Lord and Father God. 
“The Lord is my portion;” (Psalm 119:57) ...
By Bill Miller: Board Member Setting Captives Free
July 18, 2021
Greetings Dear Ones,
I have been teaching Psalm 119 at church and considering this Psalm as a template that Jesus might have used in His prayers. Therefore, I will "modify" the text to reflect it as though Jesus were praying.
You, Father, are My portion, O Father LORD; I have said that I would keep Your words. (58) I entreated Your favor with My whole heart; Be merciful to Me according to Your word. (59) I thought about My ways, And turned My feet to Your testimonies. (60) I made haste and did not delay To keep Your commandments. (Psalm 119:57-60 with ...
By Mike Cleveland: Board Member, Setting Captives Free
July 10, 2021
Dear brothers and sisters,
One of my favorite things to do is to dissect songs and study the Scripture to get at the theology they are proclaiming. I do this in my spare time as a devotion, simple worship of my God and Savior Jesus Christ.
I thought I would just share with you what I wrote out late the other night as I was filled with worship because I’d been meditating on the cross. Here it is, along with the song I was worshiping to, and a question at the ...
By Rob Robertson -- Board Member Setting Captives Free
July 4, 2021
📷 Rob Robertson
Jul 2 #699  
Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ. What joy to be sharing my own love of the cross of Jesus with you this week. How priceless, how unspeakably precious to me is the knowledge that Jesus redeemed me on that cruel cross. ...