I‘It Was Impossible For Death To Keep Its Hold On Jesus.’ …

Esther 5:1-6:14Haman wanted ‘to have Mordecai hanged’(5:14). Herod wanted to have Jesus killed (Matthew 2:16-18). Neither Haman nor Herod were successful in their evil plotting (6:13; Matthew 2:19-21). Even when Jesus Christ was ‘crucified at the hands of wicked men’, this was not a victory for the devil. God was in control of the whole …

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We were strangers …

Who are we to dismiss other people as "strangers"? Do we not know that "strangers are only friends we've never met"? Where does love for the stranger from? It comes from the Lord. It comes from his love. We were "strangers" (Ephesians 2:19) - but God has made us his friends! God had every reason …

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Follow God’s example … walk in the way of love …

"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2). God's love for us always comes before our love for Him. His love is eternal. It has no beginning. It has no end. …

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There is more to life than life under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 8:1-9:10 ‘Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might...’(9:10). ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart...’(Colossians 3:23-24). These two verses seem, at first, to be saying the same thing - until we read the rest of each verse! The first is describing life ‘under the sun’(9:9): ‘in …

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