The Kingdom belongs to the Lord … and we will be there with Him.

Obadiah 1-21; Hebrews 2:1-18; Proverbs 26:13-22 The last words of Obadiah are a great declaration: "the Kingdom will be the Lord's" (Obadiah 21). When we think of God's Kingdom, we are thinking not only of a Kingdom which belongs, solely, to God, but a Kingdom, which He shares with the redeemed. Christ says, "Here am …

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Deliverance and Holiness

In Obadiah, verse 17, we read of both deliverance and holiness. These words jump out at us. They speak to us of what God has done for us, and they speak to us of what he will do for us. Delivered from sin, called to holiness - this is a description of our salvation. It …

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We look away from ourselves to the Lord, and we say, ‘He saved us.’

OBADIAH 1-21  -  ‘The Kingdom will be the Lord’s’ (21). When God’s Kingdom comes, there will be both salvation - ‘The house of Jacob will possess its inheritance’ - and judgment - ‘There will be no survivors from the house of Esau’ (17-18). ‘Not by works but by Him who calls’ - This is the …

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Responding to God’s Word (28): We have heard the joyful sound, Jesus saves.

We have heard a message from the Lord (Obadiah, verse 1). The message that we bring to the world is not one that we, ourselves, have made up. We have received this message from the Lord. What kind of message has the Lord given to us? It's the message of salvation. It's a message that's …

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The Lord’s people must not be afraid to stand up for Him.

Jeremiah 52:1-34; Titus 1:1-16; Psalm 119:105-112 The final chapter of Jeremiah speaks of the fall of Jerusalem, followed by captivity in Babylon. Difficulties face God’s people in every generation: “There are many rebellious people ... “ (Titus 1:10). The Lord’s people must not be afraid to stand up for Him (Titus 1:11). Whatever others may …

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You can’t change the message, if you’re just the message boy…

"We have heard a message from the Lord" (Obadiah, verse 1). What are we to do with the message we've received from the Lord ? Are we to change it, saying what we want to say to the people? No! We're to pass on the message he's given to us. Remember - the message is his, …

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One Year Bible: Days 274-304

Day 274 Jeremiah 2:31-4:9; Philippians 2:12-30; Psalm 115:12-18 The Lord calls us back from our backsliding: “Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding” (Jeremiah 3:22). The returning people say, “Yes, we will come to You, for You are the Lord our God ... surely in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel” …

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