God has spoken, and he’s still speaking.

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Colossians 2:8). On the one side, there is philosophy. On the other side, there is Christ. The two are very different. Philosophy begins with man - "after the tradition of men." …

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What are we looking for?

When we are tempted to turn away from the Lord, here's something we should never forget: "Man shall not live by bread alone,but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). Originally, these words came from Deuteronomy 8:3. They were quoted by Jesus in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4. The book …

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In our own homes – may the light of God’s love shine upon us.

https://youtu.be/Mnks-i1vbgs “Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). Without the Word of the Lord, we’re stumbling around in the dark; We’re trying to make sense of life, but it’s not quite working, There’s something missing. The Word of the Lord comes to us. It brings light …

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Scripture is God’s Word for every time and every place.

Scripture is God’s Word for every time and every place. When we affirm that Scripture is inspired by God, we cannot adopt the view of cultural relativism which strips the Scriptures of their absolute authority. We believe that Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). We believe that Scripture, with …

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For such a time as this, I will put my Spirit in you, and you shall live (Travelling through God’s Word: Esther).

"Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14). Rev George Philip preached a series of sermons on 1 Samuel 1-7, with the title, "For such a time as this." This title is taken from this verse in the book of Esther. The name of God is never mentioned …

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Thinking back, remembering God’s faithful servants, and giving thanks to God

" I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). Many years ago, in the early years of my Christian life, I was …

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Everything changes – except God (Psalms 10-17).

Psalms 10:1-18- Wickedness seems to be so prevalent. Many ‘renounce the Lord’, saying ‘There is no God’(3-4). It seems that the wicked ‘prosper at all times’, while the innocent victims of oppression feel that ‘God has forgotten’ (5-11). When it appears that God ‘has hidden His face’, when we feel that He has forgotten us, …

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When we say, “We want to see Jesus”, we are led by the Holy Spirit to the Cross of Christ.

"We wish to see Jesus... The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified... I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself...  although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him... they loved the praise of men more than the …

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In today’s world, there’s plenty of bad news – but there’s, also, Good News.

In today's world, there's plenty of bad news - but there's, also, Good News (Mark 13:10). In Mark 13:7, we read about the end - "the end is not yet." In Mark 13:8, we read about a beginning - "These are the beginning of sorrows." Beyond "the beginning of sorrows", there is "the end." The …

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God shows us His love. We love Him. He shows us more of His love. We love him more (Deuteronomy 26:1-27:10).

The people of Israel had a testimony. They had been redeemed by the God of love. Thankful for His love and salvation, they brought their offerings to the Lord (26:5-9). The call to obedience is grounded in the gift of salvation. Redeemed by the Lord, we are called to be 'a people holy to the …

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Overview Of The Old Testament: Judges

Judges 1-12 God commanded His people to ‘drive out’ His enemies. Again and again, they failed (1:19,21,27-33). In Isaiah 30:21, God says, ‘This is the way, walk in it’. Here, in the sin and shame of Israel, He warns us, ‘This is not the way, do not walk in it’ (2:11-15). Barak is an example …

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God’s love for us remains constant, even when our love for Him has grown very weak.

In the book of Judges, we see both sin and salvation - “The people of Israel did what the Lord considered evil” (Judges 3:7,12); “Then the people of Israel dried out to the Lord for help” (Judges 3:9,15); “The Lord sent a saviour to rescue them” (Judges 3:9,15). Viewed from the point of view of …

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Don’t try to live for the Lord and for the world at the same time.

Proverbs 1:8-19 If we are to be saved, we must follow the Wisdom of the Proverbs: 'Listen, my son, to your father's instruction' (8). We must follow the 'Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing', the living Word, our Lord Jesus Christ (Church Hymnary, 191). Satan is seeking to destroy us - 'let's swallow …

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