God speaks His Word of love – His Word of forgiveness, peace and hope.

Samaria and Jerusalem behaved like prostitutes. In graphic language, the sin of turning from the Lord is compared to sexual immorality. Why does God expose their sin with such plainness of speech? He wants to show them the full extent of their rebellion, so that they may see the folly of continuing in sin and …

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Learning from the Lord and becoming more like him

The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters (Matthew 10:24-25). We receive teaching from the Lord. This teaching is to change us. It's to change our way of thinking. It's to change our way of living. …

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Help us, Lord, to bring others with us, calling on them to worship You, with joy.

Lord, we rejoice in Your salvation (Psalm 34:4-6). We say, “I will bless the Lord at all times” (Psalm 34:1). Help us to bring others with us, calling on them to worship You, with joy (Psalm 34:3,8). Help us to share Your Word with them (Psalm 34:11), and to lead them on to spiritual maturity …

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Blessing – from the Lord (Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 24:1-10)

“The one who has clean hands and a pure heart” (Psalm 24:3) - That’s Jesus. “He will receive a blessing from the Lord” (Psalm 24:5). How do we receive this blessing? We must receive it through Jesus. We must open our hearts to “the King of glory” (Psalm 24:7,9). He will lead us on to …

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God’s greatest gift – His Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ

Genesis 21:1-21 We have here the contrast between Isaac, the child of promise, and Ishmael, the fruit of unbelief. Ishmael was born as a result of impatience, the failure to wait upon the Lord. In the birth of Isaac, the initiative belonged with God, and the glory belonged to Him. In Christ, we are the …

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I will praise the Lord at all times – in the bad times as well as the good times.

Preaching the Word of the Lord - Psalm 34:1-22 "I will praise the Lord at all times" (Psalm 34:1) - in the bad times as well as the good times. "Rejoice in the Lord always" (Philippians 4:4). "His praise will always be on my lips" (and in my heart) (Psalm 34:1). This Psalm begins with …

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Help us, Lord, to see the importance of ‘prayer’ in our battle against ‘evildoers.’

Help us, Lord, to see the importance of ‘prayer’ in our battle against ‘evildoers’: ‘My prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers’ (Psalm 141:5). We pray that their ‘wicked deeds’ will not succeed. We pray that they will see ‘the error of their way’, returning to You and being ‘led in the paths of …

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