For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’
Leviticus 17:14a (NASB)
For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life.
Matthew 5:19 (NASB)
Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:5 (NASB)
And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me
Luke 1:41-44 (NASB)
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.
Father Jacob serves as Curate of St. Bartholomew's. He graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2001 with a B.S. in Mathematics, and received his M. Div. from Northeastern Seminary. He met his wife, Alana, at SUNY Fredonia, and were married shortly after graduation. They have six children: Emily, Autumn, Malachi, Hadassah, Ephraim and Eden. Malachi went home to be with Jesus in 2011.