“Restore us, O God, make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”

“Restore us, O God, make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved” (Psalm 80:3). When, Lord, we come to You with the question of salvation – “What must I do to be saved?”, You come to us with answer – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). …

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The best love

"Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us" (Ephesians 5:2). We're searching for love. Where will we find love? Who can show us what love is? Here, Paul answers our questions. He tells us that Jesus Christ, our Saviour, shows us what love is. We learn what …

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Looking beyond what’s happening to us right now

Job 1:1-3:26; Matthew 18:10-35; Psalm 16:1-11 In the life of faith, we will face many difficulties. For Job, there was great suffering. For Jesus’ disciples, there was the pain of loss when Jesus was taken from them. For all of God’s people, there is something better still to come: “You will fill me with joy …

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Without God, everything is hopeless. With God, everything is hopeful.

"Lord, you are the God who saves me" (Psalm 88:1). This is something we should never forget. Sadly, it's not something that we, always, remember. We look at our circumstances, and we take our eyes off the Lord. It is not easy for us to keep our eyes on the Lord. Often, we are tempted …

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In our own homes – let us worship the Lord our God.

Lord, we thank You that You are in control of the things that are happening to us. We do not always understand what’s going on – but you do! Sometimes, Lord, we wonder what it’s all about! When we feel like this, help us to know that You love us. Help us to see that …

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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

We look back to the past. We say, “That was then. That’s old.” We live in the present. We say, “This is now. This is new.” We shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss the past. Jesus Christ belongs to the past. He also speaks to us in the present. He is preparing us for God’s …

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In the New Year – Keep on Praying to the Lord and Keep on Praising Him.

The old year has ended. The New Year has begun. We all know what kind of year 2021 was. How could we forget? Our faith has been sorely tested. Often - we have felt like giving upon praying to the Lord and praising him. Let us begin the New Year with praise to the Lord. …

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More than just a New Year… more than just ‘turning over a new leaf’

"If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17). Behind Paul's words - there is own personal testimony: 'This is what the Lord has done for me." This is not about Saul of Tarsus - changing the direction of his own life. A …

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Seeing Beyond The Things That Are Happening Right Now

"You get some idea of Jeremiah's faith in this intriguing story. Nothing seemed less likely than that the land would ever recover from its disasters, yet Jeremiah could see beyond them to the good time coming. What better illustration of the text, 'Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not …

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God’s Word comes to us from the past – but it’s not to be left in the past!

"In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son ... " (Hebrews 1:1-2). "the Word of God is alive and active ... " (Hebrews 4:12). God's Word comes to us from the past - but it's not to be …

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God is calling us on to maturity (Overview Of The Old Testament: Deuteronomy).

Deuteronomy 1-6 God is calling us on to maturity: ‘go in and take possession of the land; (1:6,8; Philippians 3:13-14). Do not hesitate to move forward with God: ‘do not fear... It is a good land which the Lord gives us’ (1:21,25). Will we be the new generation, ‘a new creation in Christ’ (2 Corinthians …

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Putting God First And Listening To His Word, We Are To Pray For The Moving Of God’s Spirit.

Genesis 1:1-3 '‘Genesis’ means ‘beginning’. These opening verses challenge us to get our priorities right - (a) The priority of God (1). God comes first. Before anyone else is mentioned, He is there. (b) The priority of God’s Word (3). God is the first to speak. Before any human word is spoken, there is the …

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