Praying Through God’s Word: Job 32-42

Job 32:1-33:18 “Understanding” comes from “the breath of the Almighty” (Job 32:8). “God does speak – now, one way, now another – though man may not perceive it” (Job 33:14). We thank You, Lord, that You have spoken to us through Your Word. You still speak to us through Your Word. It’s Your Spirit who brings …

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Something more wonderful than our seeking and finding

Praying Through God's Word

“Seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7).

The more we seek the Lord, the more we find him – and the more we find him, the more we seek him …… and so it goes on …… more seeking, more finding; more finding, more seeking …… Keep on seeking, keep on finding; keep on finding, keep on seeking …… Again and again, the Lord will fulfil his promise – “Seek, and you will find” …… and, as you seek and find, never forget this: there’s something more wonderful than our seeking and finding – the Lord seeks for us, and he finds us: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

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God’s love, God’s Son, God’s command, God’s purpose

Easter Sunday Morning: Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 God’s love, God’s Son, God’s command, God’s purpose ‘When the Holy Spirit comes on you... you will be My witnesses... to the ends of the earth’ (Acts 1:8). This great advance of the Gospel …

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The names of the prophets change from one generation to the next. The Name of the Lord remains constant.

Near to the end of his life on earth, Elijah remained faithful to God. He stands up for God against “Baalzebub, the god of Ekron” (2 Kings 1:6,16). He spoke the Word that had been given to him by God (2 Kings 1:3-4). When Elijah was taken by God “to heaven in a windstorm” (2 …

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Search The Scriptures – And Come To Christ!

John 5:30-6:21‘Search the Scriptures’ - and make sure you ‘come to Christ and receive life’ (39-40).From Jesus’ miracles - the feeding of the five thousand (1-13) and His walking on water (16-21) - we learn about faith in Christ.Jesus is more than a ‘prophet’. He is ‘the Bread of God... which comes down from heaven’ …

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Jesus’ Words Are "Spirit And Life" – "The Words Of Eternal Life."

John 6:60-7:36 Jesus’ words are ‘spirit and life’. They are ‘the words of eternal life’ (63,68).While others - including Judas Iscariot - were drawing back from following Jesus, Peter confessed his faith in Jesus: ‘You are the Holy One of God’ (66-71).It was only a matter of time before Judas Iscariot (71) and ‘the Jews’(1) …

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Rivers Of Living Water – From Jesus

John 7:37-8:20‘Rivers of living water’ were flowing out of Jesus’ heart. ‘No man ever spoke like this man’! ‘The Spirit’ was speaking through Him with power (37-39, 46).Still, there were those who ‘wanted to arrest Him’ (44). Stop ‘throwing stones’ (1-11)!Only Jesus had the right to point the finger at this woman. He refused to …

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Mark 12-13

Mark12:1-44  -  Jesus - God’s ‘beloved Son’ (6): Rejected by men, raised by God (10-11). Jesus’ enemies tried ‘to trap Him in His talk’ (13). He spoke with wisdom - and so can we. Anointed by the Holy One, we have the mind of Christ (1 John 2:19-20; 1 Corinthians 2:14-16). Christ’s enemies knew ‘neither …

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Lord, You speak to us about our sin and Your salvation – ‘Hear the Word of the Lord!’ (prayers based on Ezekiel 11 – 13).

Ezekiel 11:1-12:16Lord, You speak to us about our sin - ‘Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people’ - and Your salvation - ‘I will... put a new spirit in them...’ (Ezekiel 12:2; Ezekiel 11:19-20). Show us, Lord, that we must receive’ with humility, the bad news concerning our sin - ‘The wages …

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Think Back Over Your Life, And Thank God For All That He Has Done.

Numbers 33:1-49In the history of Israel - Set free by the power of God, failure to learn, wandering, the promised land - , there is a picture of the Christian life - conversion and growth to spiritual maturity by way of learning from our mistakes. We are not to remain in the past. That would …

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Help us, Lord, not to be content with superficial work which does not lead to changed lives.

Proverbs 25:1-28‘The Lord will reward you’ (Proverbs 25:22). Lord, the work, done by Your servants, is tested by fire: ‘the fire will test what sort of work each one has done’. There is work of real ‘quality’ – ‘gold, silver, precious stones’.  There is work which has no real value – ‘wood, hay, straw’. Lord, You want …

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The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world

"In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: ‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”’" (Matthew 3:3). John's …

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Looking up to the Lord … lifted up by him

"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:3). "You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem" (Hebrews 12:22). "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus"(Philippians 3:14). What are we to do when our …

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Lord, we thank You for Your Son, Jesus. What a wonderful Saviour He is.

Lord, we thank You for Your Son, Jesus. What a wonderful Saviour He is. There is no-one like Him. None can compare with Jesus. He is greater than all the prophets. He is greater than all the apostles. The prophets cannot save us. The apostles cannot save us. They can only point away from themselves. …

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The glory of God’s holiness … and the glory of His love

"Show me Your glory" (Exodus 33:18). When we read "the Ten Commandments, we think of a revelation of God's holiness. This is not a comforting revelation: "When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said …

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God answered the prayers for the land …

In 2 Samuel 20 - 21, there are so many names.As we read these chapters, we must not overlook the spiritual dimension.We must respect the Lord and His servants (2 Samuel 20:19).We must seek the Lord’s blessing. “God answered the prayers for the land” (2 Samuel 21:14).We must look to the Lord to do this in our generation.

What happens when God hears and answers prayer? …

2 Samuel 20:1-21:22; Acts 8:1-40; Proverbs 14:25-35 “God answered prayer on behalf of the land” (2 Samuel 21:14). At the heart of all the confusion of many events involving the nations, there is God – the God who hears and answers prayer. What happens when God hears and answers prayer? – People hear and believe …

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God works through those who give faithful testimony to the Gospel of His grace.

2 Kings 1:1-2:25; Acts 20:1-38; Psalm 78:40-55 "Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?" (2 Kings 2:14). With each succeeding generation, God is looking for those who will commit themselves to the task of testifying to the Gospel of God's grace" (Acts 20:24). "He brought His people out like a flock; He led …

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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late. Come To Christ Now!

2 Kings 24:18-25:30 ‘Finally, in the end, it came to the point that He cast them out of His presence’(24:20). There is a real word of warning here. God is patient - ‘He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance’(2 Peter 3:9). We dare not presume upon …

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