Jesus Christ, our Saviour, is absolutely trustworthy and completely dependable …(Psalms 20:1-21:13).

'We boast of the Name of the Lord our God...Through the steadfast love of the Most High' we 'shall not be moved' (20:7;21:7). We do not trust in things that 'collapse and fall'. We build on 'the Rock' (20:8; Matthew 7:24-27; Psalms 18:1-3; 62:5-7). We 'rejoice' in our God. He has made us 'most blessed …

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Praying Through God’s Word: 2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12Lord, we thank You that Your Son, Jesus, is coming again. For “all those who have believed”, “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” will be a great Day, the Day of celebration, the Day of our salvation, the Day of “our being gathered together in Him” (2 Thessalonians 2:1 & 1:10). It …

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God has spoken … and he’s still speaking …

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Colossians 2:8). On the one side, there is philosophy.On the other side, there is Christ. The two are very different. Philosophy begins with man - "after the tradition of men." When …

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Looking beyond what’s happening to us right now …

Job 1:1-3:26; Matthew 18:10-35; Psalm 16:1-11 In the life of faith, we will face many difficulties. For Job, there was great suffering. For Jesus’ disciples, there was the pain of loss when Jesus was taken from them. For all of God’s people, there is something better still to come: “You will fill me with joy …

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Things are very different now? … The Lord is enthroned for ever …

Psalms 101:1-102:28- ‘I will sing of Your love... I will walk with integrity of heart...’(101:1-2). These words were written many centuries ago. ‘Things are very different now’- so we’re told! Worshipping the Lord and walking with Him: Are these things out-of-date now? Are they to be forgotten? So many people have no time for the …

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O for a closer walk with God …

"Peter followed Him at a distance" (Mark 14:54).Following Jesus at a distance - this is always a dangerous thing to do. Before long, Peter was denying that he even knew Jesus (Mark 14:66-72)."O for a closer walk with God ...  ", walking on "the road that leads me to the Lamb" (William Cowper).

The removal of sin and the restoration of glory …

Zechariah 1:1-4:14; 3 John 1-14; Psalm 139:11-16 The removal of sin (Zechariah 3:4,9) and the restoration of glory: Here, we have a great description of salvation, wiping out the sin of the past, giving an anticipatory glimpse of the glory to come. The past is forgiven. The future is promised. What about the present - …

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The ‘Amazing Grace’ Of God: ‘Wonderful Grace Of Jesus, Greater Than All My Sin!’

Genesis 25:1-18 What will we leave behind us? What will we pass on to the next generation? In this passage of many names, there is a challenging contrast between the influence of Abraham and Ishmael on the next generation. In verse 11, we read, ‘After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac’. In verse 18, …

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Jesus Is The Bread Of Life (John 6:35-40).

John 6:35Have you ever been really hungry or thirsty? – Find food. Find drink. Eat it. Drink it.Are you spiritually hungry and thirsty? Find the Bread Of Life, come to Him and be fed.John 6:36Some do not believe. They will not believe. They refuse to believe.John 6:37What is God’s purpose for you? What does He …

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Jesus is able to deliver us from the evil one.

Psalm 91:1-16 ‘Surely He will save you from the traps of the hunter’(Psalm 91:3). Lord, You have given us Your warning. We must ‘be alert’- ‘Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour’. You have also given us Your promise – ‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’. …

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I once was lost, but now am found …

For more notes on God's Word, visit God's Word For Every Day. Genesis 6:1-8 The story of Noah is the story of God's grace - 'Noah found grace' (8). Noah lived in very difficult times (5-7), yet 'Grace found Noah'. His testimony could be summed up: 'Amazing grace...I once was lost but now am found' (Mission …

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“To Him who is able to keep you … be glory … forevermore.”

"My heart, O God, is steadfast" (Psalm 108:1). Can any of us really say this about ourselves? The answer is "No! We can't" - but there's something we can say about God, something wonderful: "Great is Your love, higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies" (Psalm 108:4). It's God's love and faithfulness …

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Through the power of the Holy Spirit, our lives are changed.

‘The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand...’(Psalm 110:1). Lord, we read these words, and we think of our Lord Jesus Christ: When ‘He was taken up into heaven, He sat at the right hand of God’(Mark 16:19). When Jesus ascended to Your right hand, the Holy Spirit was sent down from …

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Learning from Martin Luther (The Kingdom Of God: Romans and Galatians)

This message was preached as part of a series in which we looked at what the books of the New Testament say about "the Kingdom of God." Since the focus is really on Martin Luther, I've given "Learning from Martin Luther" as the main title, with "The Kingdom of God: Romans and Galatians" being given …

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Help us, Lord, to thank You for Your past blessings, and to trust You for Your future blessings.

“Sing aloud to God; shout for joy to the God of Jacob” (Psalm 81:1). Teach us, Lord, to worship You with joy. You have blessed us in the past: “I am the Lord your God, who brings you out of the land of Egypt.” You will bless us in the future: “Open your mouth wide, …

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Jesus Christ – the Son of God (Psalm 118:19-29; Mark 12:1-12)

Psalm 118:19-29; Mark 12:1-12 There were many servants. There is only one Son. We read Jesus' parable in the light of Peter's confession - "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Mark 8:29) - and God's declaration - "This is My Beloved Son" (Mark 9:7). In this parable, Jesus is speaking to …

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