Lord, it’s Your grace that keeps us walking with You in the way of faith.

Lord, what is it that keeps us walking with You in the way of faith? It’s Your grace – Your amazing grace. Without Your grace, we could not even begin to trust in You. Without Your grace, we cannot keep on trusting You. It’s Your grace that has brought us to faith in Christ. It’s Your grace …

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Lord, the story of our sin is full of sadness – but the story of Your salvation fills us with gladness.

We read, Lord, a story of sin – ‘Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! She has not obeyed His voice. She has not accepted correction. She has not trusted in the Lord. She has not drawn near to her God’ – and a story of salvation – ‘Sing, O Daughter of Zion; …

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It was a valley of dry bones – then, Lord, You changed everything.

It was ‘a valley of dry bones’ (Ezekiel 37:1-2). Then, Lord, You changed everything – ‘I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live’ (Ezekiel 37:5). What a difference You make! ‘Breathe on me, Breath of God. Fill me with life anew’ (Church Hymnary, 103). What happens, Lord, when Your Spirit breathes new …

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Teach us, Lord, to rejoice in the wonderful grace of Jesus – it’s greater than all our sin.

‘I will look on you with favour’ (Ezekiel 36:9). Through Christ our Saviour, You, Lord, look upon us with favour. Teach us to rejoice in the ‘wonderful grace of Jesus.’ It is ‘greater than all our sin.’ It ‘reaches us.’ We thank You, Lord, for Your wonderful grace: ‘Let me introduce you to a friend …

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Good News for all the world – a call to receive the forgiveness of sins, a call to become followers of Jesus

We thank You, Lord, for Jesus Christ – ” a Banner for the nations”, “the Saviour of the world” (Isaiah 11:12′ John 4:42). We thank You that He has “died for the sins of the whole world.” This is “Good News” for “all the world.” It’s a call to receive the “forgiveness of sins.” It’s …

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Help us, Lord, to become aware of Your presence, to listen to the voice of Jesus, calling us to come to You …

Lord, You’re always speaking to us. Every day and every night, You speak to us through Your created world. You prepare us for hearing the voice of Jesus, Your living Word. He speaks to us through the Scriptures, Your written Word. Help us, Lord, to become aware of Your presence, to listen to the voice …

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Even when bad things are happening to us … You, Lord, are with us – and for us.

True and lasting joy comes from You, Lord. This joy doesn’t depend on good things happening to us. Even when bad things are happening to us, this joy, Your joy, is still there – because You are still there. You’re with us – and You’re for us. The world cannot give this joy to us. Joy is …

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Help us, Lord, to rejoice in Your love for us, and to share Your love with others.

You call us, Lord, to “be still and know that You are God” (Psalm 46:10). You call us to “shout to You with songs of joy” (Psalm 47:2). Your Word brings peace to our hearts – “In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15). Your blessing is not to be kept to …

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Lord, lead us into the deeper waters – not with fear of the dangers, but with expectation of Your blessing!

Lord, help us to move beyond the shallow waters – to move, with You, into the deeper waters of Your love and Your blessing. We think of deep water – and we think of danger. Yes! There is danger – but there is also something else. You are with us – and You assure us …

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Help us, Lord, to see our sin – and help us to bring it to our Saviour, who forgives our sins.

We thank You, Lord, that ‘Your love endures for ever’. What a great message this is! It’s a message worth repeating – over and over again! Your love is an everlasting love – ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’ (Jeremiah 31:3). Your love is an unfailing love – ‘My unfailing love for you …

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Lord, Your love for us brings us back to the place where our love for You grows strong.

Lord, help us to remember that You are the everlasting God.We are so changeable. Your love for us is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable. Our feelings take us here, there and everywhere. Your love brings us back to the place where our love for You grows strong. How does our love for You grow strong? Is …

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On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand. All other ground is sinking sand.

Lord, we thank You for Jesus – He is the Rock of our salvation. Often, in our journey through life, we’re walking on shifting sand. As we walk along, we discover that it’s more than shifting sand – It’s quicksand! It’s sucking us in – and it’s dragging us down. Is there any hope for …

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Lord, give us the spirit of thanksgiving … and the confidence to face the future – with You.

We think, Lord, of Your redemption, and our hearts are filled with thanksgiving – and hope. We think – and we thank. We look back on all that You have done for us, and we say, “Thank You, Lord.” Give us the spirit of thanksgiving, the attitude of gratitude – and, with it, give us …

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Lord, what are we to do when we feel the powerful pull of the world, drawing us away from You?

Lord, we are surrounded by so many temptations. We cannot avoid this. There’s no getting away from it. It’s part-and-parcel of our life in this world. What are we to do when temptation comes our way? What are we to do when we feel the powerful pull of the world, drawing us away from You? …

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Often, Lord, we feel like we are a waste of Your time – then, we remember Jesus …

Lord, You are our Creator. We have been created by You. We have been created for You. What have we done with this great blessing? We have turned away from You. We have gone our own way. We have done our own thing. Have You lost patience with us? Have You given up on us? …

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God invites us to come to Him and receive salvation …

ISAIAH 1:1-31  –  God invites us to ‘come’ to Him and receive salvation – ‘though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow’. He also warns us – there will be judgment ‘if you refuse and rebel’ (18-20). God speaks to us of His great purpose of salvation: ‘God did not …

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Out of small beginnings, great blessing can come …

Following Abram's rash action of fathering a child, Ishmael, by his maidservant, Hagar, we see, in Genesis 17, God's determination to bless him and to make him a blessing to many people. God will not be put off by our objections (Genesis 17:15-19). To such objections, He gives this answer: "Is anything too hard for …

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At The Lord’s Table, We Remember Him – And We Respond To Him.

John 6:1-59 In the Lord’s Supper, Jesus stands before us as the One who calls for our decision. There is no automatic guarantee that all who hear the preaching of God’s Word do, in fact, receive the blessing of which God’s Word speaks. There is no automatic guarantee that all who receive the blessing to …

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Praise the Lord! He has shown His wonderful love to us!

“Into Thy hand, I commit my spirit” (Psalm 31:5). As we read these words, Lord, our thoughts turn to Jesus Christ, crucified for us. In death, He gave Himself for our sins (Luke 23:46). Beyond His “affliction and the anguish of His soul”, there was the “spacious place” of His resurrection – and there was, …

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