A remnant … The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

"For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and those who escape from Mount Zion. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this" (Isaiah 37:32). A remnant - When Isaiah was called by God to the prophetic  ministry, he was given a warning. He was told that only a small minority of his hearers would respond positively …

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Spiritual power …

Praying Through God's Word

What is spiritual power? Where does it come from?

Does spiritual power come from? Does it come from within ourselves?

Jesus tells us that it comes from somewhere else. It’s “power from on high” (Luke 24:49). It’s the “power” of “the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:8).

What happened on “the day of Pentecost”? Did Jesus’ followers discover spiritual power within themselves? No! They received power from on high – “from heaven”: “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts  2:1-4).

As we read on in the book of Acts, we see the Lord’s servants moving forward in the power of the Holy Spirit: “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31).

When the power of the Holy Spirit is working through the preaching of God’s word, Jesus is exalted. The vital connection between the working of the Holy Spirit…

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Now I belong to Jesus – not for the years of time alone, but for eternity …

"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand" (Psalm 16:11). This verse means a lot to me. It was given to me at the time when I set out on a life of ministry. It tells us that …

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When our love for the Lord gets very weak …

"Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians" (Exodus 14:30). What a mighty deliverance! They had come out of Egypt. Now, they were crossing the Red Sea. We think of what God did for his people, Israel - and we give thanks to him. We think of what he has done for …

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What does God’s Word have to say to us? (some sermons)

Sermon on John 11:1-57 The story of the raising of Lazarus has a great deal to teach us. A good starting-point might be the name, "Lazarus." It means "God is my help" or "God helps." Isn't that a great starting-point? It reminds us that God is our Help. It reminds us that God helps us. …

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Looking beyond physical love to spiritual truth

Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16; 1 Corinthians 12:1-26; Psalm 99:1-9 God uses the physical as an analogy of the spiritual. In 1 Corinthians 12, “the body” symbolizes the Church. In Song of Songs, the theme is physical love. By the Spirit of God, the physical language points beyond itself by using imagery which is suggestive of …

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Worship – at the heart of the Christian life

2 Chronicles 7:11-9:31; 1 Corinthians 11:2-34; Psalm 98:1-9 Worship lies at the heart of the Christian life. If the blessing of God is to come upon His people, there must be the gathering together of the His people for worship.  In calling His people to prayer, God says this: “Now My eyes will be open and …

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