Let Christ’s Love Flow Among Us.

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 – Paul speaks about ‘gifts of the Spirit’. They are ‘given for the common good’ (4-7). We’re not ‘to show off’: ‘Look at me. The Church can’t do without me’. When we draw attention to ourselves rather than Christ, we are not living ‘by the Spirit of God’. He moves us to …

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Whose trumpet do we blow – the Lord’s or our own?

"Sound the trumpet in Zion" (Joel 2:1). "When you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men" (Matthew 6:2). What a difference there is between the trumpet of the Lord and the trumpeting of …

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‘I Was Glad When They Said To Me, “Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord.”’

Psalms 120:1-121:8 ‘Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips’(120:2). God calls us to ‘believe the truth’, ‘love the truth’ and ‘follow the truth’. We are to be people who ‘do what is true’(2 Thessalonians 2:10-11; 3 John 3-4; John 3:21). How can we be such people? We must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. He …

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What Kind Of People Are We Becoming?

Hosea 1:1-3:5  ‘Hosea’ means ‘salvation’. Married to ‘an adulterous wife’, Hosea spoke with great compassion to ‘the land’ which was ‘guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord’(1:2). He brought God’s Word of love to the people: ‘I will show My love to the one I called, “Not My loved one”’. He spoke …

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