Jesus Christ, our Saviour, is absolutely trustworthy and completely dependable …(Psalms 20:1-21:13).

'We boast of the Name of the Lord our God...Through the steadfast love of the Most High' we 'shall not be moved' (20:7;21:7). We do not trust in things that 'collapse and fall'. We build on 'the Rock' (20:8; Matthew 7:24-27; Psalms 18:1-3; 62:5-7). We 'rejoice' in our God. He has made us 'most blessed …

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When our love for the Lord grows very weak …

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“I was very glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go up to the house of the Lord'” (Psalm 122:1). “Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells” (Psalm 26:8). “I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).

God calls us to worship him. What a wonderful invitation! It’s more than an invitation that comes to us from other people. It’s an invitation that comes to us from the Lord. It’s more than an invitation to join with other people in worship. It’s the Lord calling to be with him. It’s more than a call which comes to us from a place where God is worshipped. From heaven, God is calling us to worship him. It’s more than a call that comes to us on the Lord’s Day. Every day, the Lord is calling us to worship him…

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Ye gates, lift up your heads on high …

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“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty — he is the King of glory. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty — he is the King of glory” (Psalm 24:7-10).

Read the words from Psalm 24 – and sing them!

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He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire …

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“The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them” (Luke 3:15-18).

John was a great man. Jesus is more than a great man. He’s our great Saviour. People were blessed through the preaching of John. How much more blessing comes to us through Jesus, our Saviour!

John was a faithful and…

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No one except Jesus …

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“When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus” (Matthew 17:8).

Moses and Elijah had disappeared from view. The law and the prophets had done what they were intended to do. They pointed beyond themselves to Jesus, the Saviour.

“As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” 10 The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?” 11 Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist”…

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Grace has brought me safe thus far, grace will lead me home …

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“In your steadfast love, you led the people whom you redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling” (Exodus 15:13).

We look back to what the Lord has done for us, We look forward to what he will do for us. He has redeemed us. He will redeem us. Look back, and you see his love. Look forward, and you see his love. “‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home” (from the hymn, Amazing grace).

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The Lord gives us the strength that we need …

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“The Lord said to me, ‘ … I have begun to deliver ,.. Now begin to conquer and possess …'” (Deuteronomy 2:31).

In our walk with the Lord, there is both grace and faith – his grace, our faith. His grace comes first. His grace is reaching out to us – calling for our response. His grace is always greater than our faith. Often, we are deeply aware of our own weakness. The Lord comes to us in our weakness. He says to us, “My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). As we receive this word from the Lord, he gives us the strength that we need to walk, more closely, with him in the way of faith.

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Year One – 31st March: Proverbs 2:1-15 – A Call For Spiritual Growth

There is a real call for spiritual growth here. We are to accept God's words, storing up His commands, turning our ears to wisdom and our hearts to understanding (1-2). If we are to grow in the fear and knowledge of God, we must pray for insight and understanding. These blessings are greater than silver …

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Year One – 26th March: Genesis 25:1-18 – What will we pass on to the next generation?

What will we leave behind us? What will we pass on to the next generation? In this passage of many names, there is a challenging contrast between the influence of Abraham and Ishmael on the next generation. In verse 11, we read, 'After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac'. In verse 18, we find …

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Year One – 22nd March: Psalm 4:1-8 – Jesus Christ is God’s Answer to the sinner’s prayer.

There is a great message of the Gospel here. By ourselves, we are sinners, turning God's glory to shame, loving delusions and seeking false gods (2). By grace, God has done something about this - 'the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself' (3). When we pray, 'Answer me' (1), we have this confidence: …

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One Year Bible: Day 70 – Leviticus 23:1-24:23; Mark 15:33-47; Psalm 32:1-11

Leviticus 23 gives a description of “the appointed feasts of the Lord” (Leviticus 23:2, 44). At the heart of this chapter lies “the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the Lord” (Leviticus 23:28). Each of the festivals had their place in keeping the people in a right relationship with God. In …

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Proverbs 1:20-33 – The Gospel is not to be kept to ourselves.

This section begins with the words, 'Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares' (20) and ends with the words, 'whoever listens to Me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm' (33). The Gospel is not to be kept to ourselves. Christ is to …

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