Where does worship begin?

Isaiah 55:1-13 “Without money and without cost” (Isaiah 55:1) We read, in Matthew 26:7, about a woman who anointed Jesus with “very expensive fragrant oil.” What are we to say about all of this? - It’s not about repaying the Lord for His love for us. It’s about expressing our love for Him. It’s about …

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Love for Jesus …

Love for Jesus - Where does it come from? It comes from his love for us. His love touches us - and we are changed. We realize how much we are loved by him - and we start to love him. Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me?" (John 21:15-17). The question came to a …

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It’s better to ‘put a zip on it’ than to ‘put our foot in it’.

“With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbour” (Proverbs 11:9). Lord, this is straight talking – from Your holy Word. We need to hear this kind of thing. It keeps us on the right track. It keeps us from going off the rails. When, Lord, we’re tempted to speak words that will hurt …

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Help us, Lord, not only to seek blessing for ourselves. Teach us to pray that others will be blessed also.

Jeremiah 4:1-18‘If you will return, O Israel,… then the nations will be blessed…’ (Jeremiah 4:1-2). Help us, Lord, not only to seek blessing for ourselves. Teach us to pray that others will be blessed also. Your blessing is not to be kept to ourselves. It is to be shared. We are not to be small-minded people – ‘What will I …

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Words from the ancient past can become words that change our future.

“Create in me, a clean heart, O God … Cast me not away from Thy presence … Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation” (Psalm 51:10-12). Lord, these words come to us from the ancient past. They can become words that change our future – words for making a new beginning with You. We …

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