Don’t let anyone or anything come before God. He must come first – every time.

The Gospel turns the world’s values upside down - the ‘poor in the world’ are ‘rich in faith’ (James 2:5). We are to live according to the Gospel. We are not to be controlled by the world’s way of thinking. If we ‘show favouritism’, we place ourselves in a dangerous position - ‘judgment without mercy’. …

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Less about controlling our emotions, more about our emotions being controlled by the Lord

"Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). "Be still": what does this mean? Is it speaking about a mood that we create? or Is there more to this than doing what we can to create a relaxing atmosphere, where can "be still"? "Be still": Is this all that we have here? No. …

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God’s Eternal Love – When you see a rainbow, remember there is love, eternal love, the love of God.

Here, we pick up on the words of Genesis 7:16 - ‘the Lord closed the door behind them’. What was going on outside of the ark is contrasted with the haven of salvation inside the ark. What was it that made the ark a place of salvation? - The Lord. What is it that makes …

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The prayer that God loves to hear, the prayer that he will answer

"Lord, turn to me and help me. Save me. Your love never fails" (Psalm 6:4). This is the prayer that the Lord loves to hear, the prayer for salvation. This is the prayer that the Lord will answer, the prayer for salvation. Our salvation comes from the love of God. We cannot save ourselve, but …

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In our own homes – let us give thanks to God for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

https://youtu.be/XqSIMQaeAds Lord, You call us with Your challenge. You call us to make our choice. We are to put the past behind us. We are to press on into the future – with You and for You. We hesitate – and we end up doing nothing. Help us, Lord, to turn from our self-centred ways. …

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Thank You, Lord, for giving us our own name – and the Name of Jesus.

1 Chronicles 2:1-55  Thank You, Lord, for giving us our own name. It makes us feel special - "I'm me. I'm not somebody else." We thank You, even more, for giving us the Name of Jesus. His Name is the Name of our salvation. Among all the many names of people, from all over the …

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