The Gospel is not to be kept to ourselves.

Genesis 25:1-26:35; Mathew 10:1-31; Proverbs 1:20-33 The purpose of God moves on with the birth of Jacob and Esau. We are told that “the older (Esau) will serve the younger (Jacob)” (Genesis 25:23). The purpose of God reaches its fulfilment in the coming of Jesus Christ. In Christ, God’s purpose is fulfilled. The work of God continues as Christ’s …

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We are to give thanks to God for all his good gifts – and we are to praise him that he is with us at every stage of our journey through life.

Genesis 29:1-30:24 Jacob meets Rachel (1-12). This was significant. Rachel was to become the mother of Joseph - the next significant character in the Bible story. The meeting of Joseph and Rachel is not described in spiritual terms. There is no mention of God here. In verses 13 to 30 - we read about Jacob …

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Are we learning to look back over our lives – and see how much the Lord really means to us?

Genesis 35:1-14 "Go to Bethel" (1) - the place of blessing. On their way to Bethel - Jacob and his family were protected by the Lord (5). At Bethel - Jacob was blessed by the Lord (9). Jacob's name was changed to Israel (10). The name - "Jacob" - pointed to the past: what Jacob …

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Sometimes, Lord, it seems to us that some things just happen by chance.

Sometimes, Lord, it seems to us that some things just happen by chance. You’re saying to us, “No. It’s more than that.” You are working in us. You are showing us Your love. Day-by-day, You are showing us that You are the faithful God. You are the God of “amazing grace.” Help us to say …

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A time for listening to the Lord and learning from Him, thanking Him and trusting Him, worshipping Him and witnessing for Him

Hymn - Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine. https://youtu.be/HdJ1L4ue9bc ‘I love the Lord... I will call on Him as long as I live’(Psalm 116:1-2). Our love for God is to be a lifelong love. It is to be the love of our life. What are we to do when our love for God grows weak? We …

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Make Sure That You’re On The Lord’s Side!

"Doom comes at last, and all that Jeremiah had prophesied came to pass. Note verses 11 and 12. In the midst of the turmoil, Jeremiah is preserved. How wonderful! God honours His servant's faithfulness, and moves the heathen invaders to treat him courteously. It pays to be on the Lord's side. It is the only …

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Jesus Christ – our sure foundation

"For no one can lay any other foundation than the one we already have - Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 3:11). Jesus Christ is our sure foundation for this life and for eternity. Without him, we are wandering around aimlessly in the wilderness of our life. Jesus puts us on the right road, the road that leads …

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Sometimes, God’s “No” means “Not now. Later”.

1 CHRONICLES 16:37-17:27 -  Sometimes, God’s “No” means “Not now. Later”. David wanted to build a Temple for the Lord. God said, “No” – ‘You shall not build Me a  House to dwell in’ (1-4). This was not God’s last Word on the matter – ‘one of your own sons… shall build a House for …

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