Realism and encouragement

"They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you, says the Lord, “to deliver you." (Jeremiah 1:19). Jeremiah was given a difficult task - but he was not on his own. God was with him. He would face plenty of determined opposition - but he would not be defeated. God …

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That’s just ancient history?

‘That’s just ancient history': this is what many people say about the Bible story. Is that all there is to it? or Is there something more? The Bible story challenges worldly people to think again - to question their assumption that everything can be explained without God. Could it be that the world’s ‘answers’ are …

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Help us, Lord, to bring Christ to the nations. Help us to serve You in the power of the Spirit.

‘Here is My Servant, whom I uphold, my Chosen One in whom I delight; I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will bring justice to the nations’ (Isaiah 42:1). Lord, these words turn our thoughts towards Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. At His baptism, we hear Your voice – ‘This is My Son, whom …

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God’s people are being called on to maturity, to be men and women of faith.

Numbers 25:1-26:65 God's people are being called on to maturity. This is the significance of the phrase, "at least twenty years old" (Numbers 26:2,4). There are, however, many dangers. We are easily sidetracked - putting other "gods" before the Lord our God (Numbers 25:3). This turning away from the Lord is a serious matter, leading …

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God’s faithful love

"God sends His love and faithfulness" (Psalm 57:3).Whatever may be happening in our lives, let’s remember God’s faithful love. Let’s will look beyond everything that’s happening to us. Let’s catch a glimpse of God’s presence and purpose. : God is there, and He is fulfilling His purpose of “love and faithfulness.” In Jesus Christ, the love and faithfulness …

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So many kings, so little submission to the real King, the Lord

There were so many kings, and so little submission to the real King, the Lord. Over many generations, the Lord’s purpose for His people seemed to be at a low ebb. Behind all the depressing details of so many disobedient kings, we must learn to see God’s determination to fulfil His promise of blessing. Even …

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