Confession, Forgiveness, Cleansing

Psalm 51 David  confesses his sin. He prays for God’s forgiveness. Confession and forgiveness – the two go together. We confess our sins. God forgives our sin. Forgiveness is God’s gift. He gives his gift when we confess our sins to him – “God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives […]

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Learning From Jesus (Luke 9)

“Power and authority” (Luke 9:1) – “No weapon that has been made to be used against you will succeed … victory comes from Me” (Isaiah 54:17). “Who is this person I’m hearing so much about? so Herod wanted to see Jesus” (Luke 9:9). There is no suggestion that Herod was about to become a believer. […]

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Help us, Lord, to look beyond our problems – to look to You, our “rock of refuge” and our “strong fortress.”

“May all, who seek You, rejoice and be glad in You! May those who love your salvation continually say, ‘God is great!’” (Psalm 70:4). When, Lord, we’re going through “many terrible troubles”, help us to look beyond our problems, to look to You, to know that You are our “rock of refuge” and our “strong fortress” […]

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