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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Saved By The Lord, Saved For The Lord

"It is God’s will that you should be sanctified" (1 Thessalonians 4:3).The Gospel does not only come to us with a Word concerning our past - "Your sins are forgiven" (Matthew 9:2) - and our future - "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life" (John 3:36). We rejoice in what God has done for …

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The Kingdom has come … The Kingdom will come …

The Kingdom Of God: 1 - 2 Thessalonians When Jesus began his preaching ministry, he proclaimed this message: "The kingdom has come." In the coming of Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God has come.  This is a message of great practical relevance to our lives here and now. Since Jesus Christ has come, we are …

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