Greater than all the prophets, priests and kings, Jesus is our great Saviour.

Exodus 29:1-30:38; Mark 6:6b-29; Proverbs 5:15-23 Some people thought that Jesus was “a prophet like one of the prophets of long ago” (Mark 6:15). He was more than a prophet. He was also greater than the priests of whom we read in Exodus 29. When we look at an evil king such as Herod, it is …

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When things don’t work out well, and we wonder, “Why?”

"If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?" (Judges 6:13). God has spoken words of encouragement: "the Lord is with you, brave man" (Judges 6:12). Things were not going well. Gideon was having doubts about God: "now the Lord has abandoned us" (Judges 6:13). God was quick to reassure Gideon: …

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Lord, You are not exalted because we exalt You. We exalt You because You are exalted.

‘You, O Lord, are exalted for ever… The Lord reigns, He is robed in majesty…’(Psalm 92:8; Psalm 93:1-2). You, Lord, are ‘exalted’. Help us to exalt You in our worship. You are not exalted because we exalt You. We exalt You because You are exalted. You are ‘exalted far above all gods’. That is why …

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Beyond the spiritual warfare, there’s the heavenly glory.

Malachi 2:17-4:6; Revelation 7:1-17; Psalm 144:1-8 Malachi 4:5 speaks of "that great and dreadful Day of the Lord." The Day of the Lord will be a Day of Judgment. This is not, however, the full story. It will also be the great Day of salvation. This comes through clearly in Revelation 7: "a great multitude …

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At The Lord’s Table, We Remember Him – And We Respond To Him.

John 6:1-59 In the Lord’s Supper, Jesus stands before us as the One who calls for our decision. There is no automatic guarantee that all who hear the preaching of God’s Word do, in fact, receive the blessing of which God’s Word speaks. There is no automatic guarantee that all who receive the blessing to …

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In love, God shows us our sin and calls us to receive his gift of salvation.

Ezekiel 33:1-33  -  Ezekiel was to be ‘a watchman for the house of Israel’: ‘whenever you hear a Word from My mouth, you shall give them warning from Me’. He was to ‘warn the wicked to turn from his way’ (7-9). This is the warning of love. God loves us. It is because He loves …

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When a king did more harm than good: God had greater things in store for Israel – but not until Saul’s reign was over!

1 Samuel 8:1-9:10 Israel's demand for a king did not arise from love for God. It was motivated by human pride (8:5,20). Having 'rejected' the Lord as King, the people made their choice. They did not choose for God! They 'chose for themselves' (8:7,18). God allowed them to have their king but He did not …

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