God’s Word … talking to me …

"When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me.'" (Soren Kierkegaard).

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When we read the Word of God …

When we read the Word of God, we learn about God - and we learn about ourselves. We learn that we were created by God - and we learn that we have fallen away from God (see Genesis 1-3). We learn that we are sinners - and we learn that we have a Saviour (see …

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Give us faith, Lord … May Jesus be our Joy … Holy Spirit, we welcome You (prayers based on Ezekiel 35 – 37).

Ezekiel 35:1-15‘You will be desolate, O Mount Seir, you and all of Edom. Then they will know that I am the Lord’ (Ezekiel 35:15). The people of Edom knew You, Lord, as their Judge. We thank You there is a much better way of knowing You. We can know You as our Saviour. Those who …

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Spiritual power …

Praying Through God's Word

What is spiritual power? Where does it come from?

Does spiritual power come from? Does it come from within ourselves?

Jesus tells us that it comes from somewhere else. It’s “power from on high” (Luke 24:49). It’s the “power” of “the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:8).

What happened on “the day of Pentecost”? Did Jesus’ followers discover spiritual power within themselves? No! They received power from on high – “from heaven”: “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts  2:1-4).

As we read on in the book of Acts, we see the Lord’s servants moving forward in the power of the Holy Spirit: “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31).

When the power of the Holy Spirit is working through the preaching of God’s word, Jesus is exalted. The vital connection between the working of the Holy Spirit…

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Lord, You call us to put our faith in Christ – and to be faithful in prayer (prayers based on Ezekiel 21 – 22)

Ezekiel 21:1-32 Lord, we read about ‘the time of final punishment’ (Ezekiel 21:25,29). Your Word speaks to us about ‘eternal punishment’ as well as ‘eternal life’: ‘Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not have life, but will remain under God’s punishment’ (Matthew 25:46; John 3:36). Lord, You …

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