It’s never too late to make a new beginning with God.

Genesis 12:1-9 This was a major step for Abraham - and for God. Abraham would never be the same again. For him, this was the beginning of a journey. It was more than a journey into a new land. It was a journey into God's blessing. Notice that Abraham was "75 years old" (Genesis 12:4) …

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Help us, Lord, to live our lives in the light of Your great love.

Lord, we thank You for Your great love. It is not a love that we can take for granted. We dare not say, ‘God loves us. We can do what we like.’ Your love calls for our response. It’s a love that calls us to trust in the Saviour. It’s a love which calls us …

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If suffering lies ahead of us, the Lord will make us strong.

Matthew 14:1-14 John the Baptist was 'arrested' and 'put in prison' (3). Shortly after this, he was 'beheaded' (10). John was a faithful man. He was 'faithful unto death' (Revelation 2:10). His death arose directly from his faithfulness to God. He died as a 'martyr'. Following the death of John, news came to Jesus, who …

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Is Your Heart Fully Devoted To The Lord Your God?

1 Kings 10:1-11:13 ‘King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth’(23). It sounds impressive - until you look more closely at Solomon’s life! What else does God’s Word tell us about him? - ‘His heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God… Solomon did evil …

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God has so much to teach us from His Word.

Joshua 11:1-12:24; Luke 24:1-35; Psalm 51:10-19 Israel’s victory over the heathen nations was given to them by the Lord. The spiritual dimension in this military situation must not be overlooked, if we are to learn the lessons God is teaching us from His Word. God has much to teach us from His Word. Those who …

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The grace of God reaches us and changes us.

Genesis 22:20-23:20 There are a lot of names (22:20-24) and a lot of details about Sarah's burial (23:1-20). Is there anything that stands out? Yes! - "You (Abraham) are God's chosen one among us" (23:5). This sentence speaks to us about the grace of God. Was there something special about Abraham? No! - but there …

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The Hands Of The Living God, The Hands That Were Nailed To The Cross For Us

In Ezekiel 26, we find an awesome Word of judgment, spoken against the city of Tyre. The Word, spoken by God through His prophet, is uncompromising - “Tyre, you famous city, you have been destroyed” (Ezekiel 26:17). The effect of Tyre’s fall is described: “Your defeat will make the people, who live by the coast, …

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Pride goes before destruction. A haughty spirit before a fall. Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

2 Kings 14:23-15:38; Acts 25:23-26:23; Proverbs 16:18-27 Here, we have the record of seven reigns – five in Israel, two in Judah. The five in Israel “did evil in the eyes of the Lord” (2 Kings 14:24; 2 Kings 15:9,18,24,28). The two in Judah “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord” (2 Kings …

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Saved by grace, saved through faith, saved for good works

Ephesians 2:1-10  What we were without Christ (Ephesians 2:1-3); What God has done for us in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-10) Ephesians 2:8-10 - saved by grace, saved through faith, saved for good works By grace - but not without faith and good works Faith and good works - the fruit of grace Faith and good works …

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Many servants, one Saviour

Judges 2:6-3:31; John 4:27-42; Psalm 56:1-13 “The Lord raised up judges who saved them out of the hands of these raiders” (Judges 2:16). “This man really is the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42). God sends His servants to revive His people. God sent His Son to redeem His people. Revival comes “by the Spirit of the Lord” …

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