Without God, no real work of lasting value will be done.

"A house in Shinar (Babylonia)" (Zechariah 5:11). Babylon is symbolic of the world that opposes God and His purpose. Even in 'Babylon', an unbelieving and disobedient world, God is building His House. "They are going to build a House" - There human builders, but, ultimately, this is the work of the Lord. All the glory …

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Up on the mountaintop, down in the valley …

Sometimes, we're up on the mountaintop. Sometimes, we're down in the valley. Sometimes, we're really rejoicing in the Lord - on fire for the Lord. Sometimes, our heads go down - and we've lost the joy of the Lord. What are we to make of the turmoil of confused and confusing emotions that we experience …

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In Moses, there is great weakness. In the Lord, there is great strength.

Exodus 4:1-31In Moses, there is great weakness. In the Lord, there is great strength. By himself, Moses was completely out of his depth. With God, Moses would go from strength to strength. He had God's promise as well as God's command: "Now go, and I will help you speak and will teach you what to …

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Jesus is God’s Son – and He’s our great Saviour.

Genesis 29:1-30:43; Mathew 11:16-30; Psalm 9:7-12 In Genesis 29-30, we read of many births. The significant birth, in terms of God’s purpose of redemption, is the birth of Joseph (Genesis 30:22-24). There is, of course, another Joseph in Scripture – Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The birth of Jesus was a …

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Let us enter God’s land of blessing.

Deuteronomy 6:1-8:20; Luke 11:33-54; Psalm 42:1-6a God’s people were called to enter the promised land. They were called to live in obedience to the Lord who had brought them into the promised land. To those who refuse to enter into God’s land of blessing, God says, “Woe to you experts in the law, because you …

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The seed shall sprout and grow, the sower does not know how … (Mark 4:27).

God has given us a great promise - "my word that goes out from my mouth ... will not return to me empty" (Isaiah 55:11). When we feel that God's Word is returning to us empty, we have this Word of encouragement: God's Word will not return to Him empty. God gives us His great …

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‘Here I Am, Wholly Available – As For Me, I Will Serve The Lord.’

Zechariah 5:1-6:15‘Here is the Man whose Name is the Branch... It is He who will build the Temple of the Lord...’(12-13). These words point us to our Lord Jesus Christ: ‘I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it’(Matthew 16:18). How does Christ build His Church? He sends His …

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Lord, help us to be faithful to You.

"But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and …

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Daniel’s Deliverance And Christ’s Resurrection

Daniel 6:1-28The deliverance of Daniel from the mouths of the lions - What a great miracle this is! It points forward to an even greater miracle - the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.Why is the resurrection a greater miracle? - It seemed almost inevitable that Daniel would be killed, but he didn’t actually die. …

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Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

The older generation will be familiar with the opening question and answer of the Shorter Catechism. It is a question about the purpose of our life. We are ‘to glorify God’. We are ‘to enjoy Him for ever’. We live our life in the light of eternity. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we look forward …

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