Looking forward to heavenly and eternal glory

We have confidence in the God of glory. He is the God who has given us a glimpse of His heavenly and eternal glory. In the “parable of the shrewd manager”, Jesus speaks to us of “eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9). His words are an echo of the 23rd Psalm: “I will dwell in the house …

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Notes on the Psalms

PSALMS 1:1-6  -  As well as journeying through the Old and New Testaments, we will read a Psalm at fairly regular intervals. The first Psalm contrasts two ways - the way of the Word and the way of the world, the way of blessing and the way of judgment. Encouraging us to build upon the …

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Think of God’s faithfulness – and count your blessings … (Preaching The Word Of The Lord: Isaiah 40:1-11).

Comfort (Isaiah 40:1) - This comes from God's great faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23). In our past, present and future, we see the faithfulness of God - "His mercies never end. They are new every morning" (Lamentations 3:22-23). Think of God's faithfulness, and "count your blessings." Think of this, that and the other blessing (good things in …

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The darkness of sin … and the light of God’s salvation

Genesis 19 is a chapter that's full of the darkness of sin. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is followed by the sordid episode with Lot and his daughters. Sin leads to judgment. That's the lesson of Sodom and Gomorrah. sin leads to judgment. we see this in the birth of these two illicitly conceived …

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Keeping the Lord at the centre of all that we do … (One Year Bible: Day 58 – Leviticus 1:1-3:17; Mark 9:33-10:12; Psalm 27:1-6)

The offerings were to be “made to the Lord”. They were to be “pleasing to the Lord.” These recurring phrases emphasize the importance of keeping the Lord at the centre of all that we do. We are not to argue about who is the greatest (Mark 9:34). There is one Name that is above every …

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Atonement for sin through the shedding of Christ’s precious blood …

Leviticus 1:1-2:16 Jesus Christ, ‘the Lamb without blemish’, has ‘made atonement’ for sin through the shedding of His ‘precious blood’ (1:3-5; 1 Peter 1:18-19). This offering of Christ – He ‘loved us and gave Himself up for us’ – is ‘a pleasing odour to the Lord’, ‘a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God’ (1:9,13,17; Ephesians …

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