We are not alone.

Genesis 37:1-36 Here, we have human sin and divine grace. We see jealousy (11) and its effects: 'where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice' (James 3:16). There is God working out His purpose: 'you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good' (50:20). In his dreams, …

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God doesn't keep his distance, and he doesn't keep his silence.

"Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent" (Psalm 50:3). We thank you, Lord, that you do not keep your distance from us. You come near to us. We thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ. He is "Immanuel" - "God with us" (Matthew 1:23). We thank you, Lord, that you do not keep …

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‘Those Who Trust In The Lord Cannot Be Moved’, ‘Blessed Are All Who Fear The Lord, Who Walk In His Ways.’

Psalms 125:1-127:5 ‘Those who trust in the Lord... cannot be moved... .’ When we put our trust in the Lord, we are like the ‘wise man who built his house on the rock’. His house ‘did not fall because it had its foundation on the rock’. When we do not put our trust in the …

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Less About The Preacher And More About The Lord!

‘Be eager to prophesy’ (1 Corinthians 14:39). Preaching God’s Word to the people is important. It is not everything. It is to be accompanied by prayer and praise. Many come to hear ‘the preacher’. Few gather to pray that the whole service of worship will be filled with the presence of the Lord. Some come …

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How much has the world really changed, since Jesus’ time? (Sermons on John’s Gospel – from the series of sermons on “A Statement of Christian Faith”)

These sermons were first preached as part of a series on "A Statement Of Christian Faith". -- John 1:1-13 We focus our attention on verses 11-13, where we learn how to become a child of God and what it means to be a child of God. It’s often pointed out that our world is very …

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Things are very different now? The Lord is enthroned for ever.

Psalms 101:1-102:28- ‘I will sing of Your love... I will walk with integrity of heart...’(101:1-2). These words were written many centuries ago. ‘Things are very different now’- so we’re told! Worshipping the Lord and walking with Him: Are these things out-of-date now? Are they to be forgotten? So many people have no time for the …

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In our own homes – let us lift up our hearts and voices to the Lord.

The first four worship videos are choruses I remember from my youth. I hope they will encourage you all in the Lord. The first one is sung by a young man, who is, also, playing his guitar. For God so loved the world https://youtu.be/Gl1uoaLVwkM ‘Let us go to the Lord’s House; let us worship before …

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Lord, help us to get our priorities right – Your priorities (Praying Through God’s Word: Genesis).

Genesis 1:1-3 Lord, help us to get our priorities right - Your priorities. May our lives be more centred on You - less centred on ourselves. Help us to listen for Your Word - not to jump straight in with our own words. Help us to open our hearts to Your Holy Spirit. May He move …

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The Downward Slope (Learning From The Book Of Judges)

The book of Joshua speaks of a high-point in the history of God’s people, Israel. By faith, they took possession of the land which the Lord had provided for them. The book of Judges tells of the downward slope - “... The people of Israel did what the Lord considered evil... “ (Judges 2:10-15). Although …

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We thank You, Lord, that ‘Your love endures for ever.’

We thank You, Lord, that ‘Your love endures for ever’. What a great message this is! It's a message worth repeating - over and over again! Your love is an everlasting love - ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’ (Jeremiah 31:3). Your love is an unfailing love - ‘My unfailing love for you …

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We fail – in our love for God. He never fails – in his love for us.

"In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name for ever" (Psalm 44:8). We don't, always, feel like this. Our feelings pull us here, there and everywhere. Often, we don't feel like praising God. It's not easy to keep on praising God. What are we to do when it …

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What are we to do, Lord, when we find ourselves sinking into a state of deep depression?

What are we to do when, like Job, we find ourselves sinking into a state of deep depression? Help us, Lord, to remember Jesus. Help us to remember His suffering. He suffered for us. He suffers with us. We thank You that Jesus knows how we feel. He’s been there. He went to the Cross – …

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