An oasis in the desert

"You prepare a table before me" (Psalm 23:5). The Lord invites us to his table. This is wonderful - but it's followed by something that's not so wonderful: we are surrounded by "enemies." (Psalm 23:5). We cannot get away from this - but we can come to the Lord's Table: it's his oasis in our …

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God has given us a glimpse of a future which is heavenly, eternal and glorious.

Revelation 21:9-22:21  -  God has given us a glimpse of a future which is heavenly, eternal and glorious: ‘the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God - It shone with the glory of God’. Is this ‘eternal life’ for everyone? Will all people ‘dwell in the House of the Lord for ever’? …

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Responding to God’s Word (4): Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah.

We are journeying to the place of which the Lord said, "I will give it to you" (Numbers 10:29). Forward-looking; this is what God is calling us to be. Forward-looking: what does this mean? Forward-looking: how are we to be forward-looking? Does it mean that everything's going to be wonderful in the future? No! It …

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Responding to God’s Word (3): There shall be showers of blessing.

I will give you rain in due season and the land shall yield her increase and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit (Leviticus 26:40). As I was reading these words, I thought of the words of a hymn, "There shall be showers of blessing." This hymn is based on the words of …

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Responding to God’s Word (2): Ask the Saviour to help you, comfort, strengthen and keep you. He is willing to aid you. He will carry you through.

The Lord said, "My presence shall go with you and I will give you rest" (Exodus 33:14). The Lord's people were in the wilderness, but they were not alone. The Lord was with them, and he was leading them to the land that he had promised to give to them. When we feel like we're …

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Responding to God’s Word (1): In Christ alone, my hope is found.

God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering (Genesis 41:52). Here, Joseph speaks to us about suffering, and he speaks to us about fruitfulness. For Joseph, there was suffering before there was fruitfulness. What do we learn from these words of Joseph? There is no pathway that leads to fruitfulness, if we are …

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Overview Of The Old Testament: Joshua

Joshua 1-3 For Israel, it was a new beginning. They were leaving the wilderness. That was their past. They were entering the promised land. This was God’s future. For God’s future, there is God’s command, ‘Be strong’, and there is God’s promise, ‘the Lord your God is with you’. We wonder what the future holds. …

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