Creation Has Been Completed. Salvation Will Be Completed.

Genesis 1:26-2:3 We now come to the creation of humanity, male and female. Our creation is described in a distinctive way - created in the image of God (26-27). We are different from the rest of creation. We have been given dominion over ‘all the earth’ and ‘every living creature’ (26,28). We are different from …

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A Circle Of Friendship, Discipleship And Apostleship

John 15:12-17 A circle of friendship, discipleship and apostleship: Jesus’ circle were first friends, then disciples and, after that, apostles. * Friendship - the foundation of discipleship and apostleship Personal - Discipleship and apostleship are not based on an impersonal contract of employment. It’s based on love. It’s about people - not numbers. They were …

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In Christ, we must take our stand against Satan.

Genesis 3:1-5 We have read about the beginning of creation (1:1). Now we come to the beginning of sin. In these verses, we have temptation. Note that temptation is not sin. It only becomes sin when we do what the tempter suggests (6). Temptation comes from 'that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan' (Revelation …

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Help us, Lord, to listen to You – and to be changed by Your Word.

“Do not go up to fight against your brothers” (1 Kings 12:24). Lord, Your Word seems so simple – but we don’t always listen to what You’re saying to us! Less ‘This is what I think’ and more ‘What is the Lord saying to me?” – that’s what we need. Help us, Lord, to listen …

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Worship, Trust And Obedience

“David worships the Lord” - “I will celebrate in the Lord’s presence”, “You are great, Lord God.There is no one like You, and there is no other god except you” (2 Samuel 6:21; 2 Samuel 7:22).David trusts God - “Almighty Lord, You are God, and Your words are trustworthy” (2 Samuel 7:28).David obeys God - “David ruled all Israel. He did what was fair and right for all his people”(2 Samuel 8:15).

Jesus Christ – God’s perfect Son …

Deuteronomy 19:1-20:20; Luke 15:1-32; Psalm 45:1-9 Above all men, it can be said of Christ: “You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever” (Psalm 45:2). When we read the parable of the prodigal son, we are reading the words spoken by the …

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In our own homes – let us praise the God of our salvation.

https://youtu.be/dTKIqmdfHSk _____ Living for You, Lord, is not easy. We face determined opposition from Satan. He keeps coming back at us, again and again. We thank You, Lord, that we do not stand against him in our own strength. We stand in Your strength, in the victory of our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, …

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Yes, Lord! I want You to be my salvation and my strength.

‘In returning and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, “No!”’ (Isaiah 30:15-16). Lord, You want to bless us. You want to be our ‘salvation.’ You want to be our ‘strength.’ How do You bless us? How do You become our ‘salvation’? How do You …

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