When, Lord, we sin, help us to come to Jesus.

Job 34:21-35:16  “If you have sinned” (Job 35:6). Help us, Lord, to think about Job, about Jesus, and about ourselves. “Job feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1). Job wasn’t being singled out for special punishment, because he was much more sinful than anyone else – but this doesn’t mean that he had never sinned …

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Lord, Your Word is not to be kept within the place of worship.

‘When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud’ (Jeremiah 51:61). Lord, Your Word is not to be kept within the place of worship. We are to take Your Word to ‘Babylon.’Help us to speak Your Word in the places where You are not worshipped.  May we call people to turn …

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How, Lord, are we to get ready for the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Isaiah 2:1-22 Lord, You’re calling us to worship You – “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.” You’re calling us to walk in Your ways – “Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:3,5). We’re moving towards the Day when “the pride of men shall be humbled …

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God loves us throughout our life on earth, and he will love us for all of eternity.

"Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures" (Psalm 90:10). The decades begin, and the decades end. Ten years, twenty years, thirty years... some of us reach seventy or eighty years... a few of us will reach ninety years... very few of us will reach the age of one hundred. A …

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This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). Here, we are taken back to the beginning. Immediately, we feel that we are way out of our depth. Everything is surrounded by mystery. This is too much of us. We try to understand, but we can't take it all in. We confess our faith. We …

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There is no salvation in the preacher. Salvation comes to us from Jesus, our Saviour.

"People went out to John from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River" (Matthew 3:5-6). People were listening. They were eager to hear what the Lord had to say to them. They knew that this was more than the words of …

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When the Word of the Lord is spoken in the power of the Holy Spirit

"I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit” (Mark 1:8). As we commit ourselves to serving the Lord, we must pray that the Holy Spirit will come upon us with power. How can we serve the Lord effectively if we are not filled with the Holy Spirit? By themselves, our …

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