The Lord’s my shepherd.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your …

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Tell me the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you (Psalm 33:20-22). Here, we focus on the word, "hope." What do the politicians and economists have to …

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O for a closer walk with God

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace (Psalm 29:10-11). In these verses, we read about who God is, and we read about what he does for his people. (1) God is the "King." He is not just one king among many other …

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We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves. Tell the nations: Jesus saves.

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice (Psalm 97:1). Here, we focus our attention on the words, "the distant shores." As we read these words, we are reminded that the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, is for people of all nations. As a community of worshippers, we are to be reminded, often, …

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Lord, fill our worship and our living with your holiness and your joy.

Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!... Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad (Psalm 96:9,11). In our worship, there is to be both holiness and joy. This is not only the way things are to be when we are gathered together for worship. It's the way things are to be in …

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O come to the Father through Jesus, the Son.

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart" (Psalm 24:3-4). We read these words of the Psalmist, and we ask the question, "Who has clean hands and a pure heart?" The moment each of us ask ourselves this question is the …

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How marvellous, how wonderful is my Saviour’s love for me!

Who is a God like You? You forgive sin... You love to be merciful.You will again have compassion on us... You will throw all our sins into the depths of the ocean!... You will bless us... You will set Your love upon us... (Micah 7:18-20). ‘I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene …

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Since Jesus came into my heart

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). Knowledge There are different types of knowledge. We can know with our minds, and we can know with our hearts. …

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Turn your eyes upon Jesus.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). "Let light shine out of darkness": this takes us all the way back to Genesis 1:3-5. And God said, “Let …

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Looking beyond our many defeats to God’s final victory

If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31). "We are more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Romans 8:37). In our world, there are many people who set themselves against the Lord. Here, the Word of God assures us that they will not triumph over the Lord, and they will not triumph …

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The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin.

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: “God, I thank you that I am not like other people – robbers, evildoers, …

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Learning from Genesis 1 (24): The eternal God and His everlasting love

As we come to the end of this series on "Learning from Genesis 1", let us return to the Bible's first words, "In the beginning, God", let us think about the eternal God, and let us open our hearts to his everlasting love. ‘Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations... From everlasting …

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Choruses to encourage you in the Lord

My Lord knows the way through the wilderness - http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/my-lord-knows-way-through-wilderness.html We worship and adore Thee - http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/we-worship-and-adore-thee.html Rolled away ... I'm so happy ... - http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/rolled-away.html His name is wonderful - http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/his-name-is-wonderful-lyrics.html Wonderful, wonderful, Jesus is to me -http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/067-wonderful-wonderful-jesus-is-to-me-a.html On the victory side - http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/cbc-choir-opener-on-victory-side.html For God so loved the world - http://standrewstrinity.blogspot.com/2020/04/for-god-so-loved-world.html

The greatest thing in all my life

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take …

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Will we walk in the ways of the world? or Will we walk with the Lord?

"God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually... But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord... and Noah walked with God" (Genesis 6:5,8-9). In every generation, the Lord's people must make their choice. Will we …

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To be blessed by the Lord is better than anything else.

"Abram is blessed by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth" (Genesis 14:19). To be blessed by the Lord is better than anything else. Without the blessing of God, our lives are empty. We may fill our lives with many things, but the question keeps coming back to us: What about God: where does …

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Is the Lord at the centre of our lives?

"Abram built an altar to the Lord" (Genesis 13:18). As I was reading about Abram and Lot going their separate ways, I noticed these words in the last verse of this chapter. Here, we are challenged to think about what is important to us. Are we giving the Lord His rightful place in our lives? …

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Worshipping the Lord

https://youtu.be/_lQRmFXNA2Q Fill our hearts, O God, with praise to You. Help us to exalt You with hearts, full of joyful thanksgiving. https://youtu.be/kA4bTqCjLQw Often, Lord, our faith is weak. Help us to remember that the love of Jesus, our Saviour, is always strong. https://youtu.be/mOrkdW5NAM0 Lord, help us to sing the Kingdom songs - and live the …

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What a great difference there is between trying to impress Jesus and asking him to forgive us!

We are not to come to Jesus, our Saviour, with our religion in one hand and our morality in the other hand. We are to come to him with our sin. What's the difference between coming to Jesus with our religion and morality, and coming to him with our sin. When we bring our religion …

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First, Jesus has risen from the dead. Then, He lives within my heart.

The hymn, "I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today" is probably better known by the first line of its chorus, "He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today." In the chorus, we have these words, "You ask me how I know He lives. He lives within my heart." Before we have the …

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In our own homes: In our troubled times – let us praise the Lord and pray to Him.

‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the House of the Lord”’ (Psalm 122:2). Why, Lord, do we go to Your House? We go ‘to give thanks to the Name of the Lord’ (Psalm 122:4). We seek Your mercy for our past sins: ‘Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us!’ …

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May the Lord fill our hearts with the spirit of worship, and may he fill our voices with songs of worship.

"Serve the Lord with gladness. Come befpre him with joyful songs" (Psalm 100:2). https://youtu.be/np79kkXblV0 "There was a vast multitide from every nation, trtibe, people and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb" (Revelation 7:9). https://youtu.be/ccVEjKFkAV4 "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. He was worthy to receive powrer …

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From strength to strength, from faith to faith, from glory to glory

"Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 2:1). By the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are led from strength to strengh, from faith to faith, and from glory to glory. (1) From strength to strength The phrase, "from strength to strength" is taken from the hymn, "Soldiers of …

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I will sing of the Lord’s great love for ever.

‘I will sing of the Lord’s great love for ever; with my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness through all generations’(Psalm 89:1). Many years have passed since these words were written by the Psalmist. Many generations have come and gone since Jesus Christ came to our world. The years come and go. The centuries …

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Thinking about faith, love and hope, let us worship the Lord with joy.

https://youtu.be/-TVTmq7THU4 Faith: Thomas said, "My Lord and my God" (John 20:28). Like Thomas, we speak our words of faith to Jesus, our Saviour. This is more than confessing our faith in a church service. It's saying "thank you" to Jesus for all that he has done for us. We thank Jesus for all that he …

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Let us worship the Lord, our God.

https://youtu.be/RAyKmYD2Zg8 Taking the Place of Barabbas (Luke 23:13-25) Then Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, said to them, “You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, having examined in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which …

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Yield not to temptation.

Away from me, Satan!... Then the devil left Jesus (Matthew 4:10). When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left Jesus until an opportune time (Luke 4:13). Jesus' temptations in the wilderness were over, but there would be more temptations, coming his way. As we read the words, "until an opportune time", we are reminded that …

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Hallelu, hallelu, hallellu, hallelujah, praise ye the Lord.

Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God (Psalm 147:1). When I was a boy, I was taught a simple song about praising the Lord. Reading the first verse of Psalm 147 brought this simple song back to my mind. I thought I''d share it with you. I hope that it …

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May the peace of God reach your heart and change your life.

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace (Isaiah 55:12). Where does our joy come from? Where does our peace come from? Our joy comes from the Lord. Our peace comes from the Lord. This post will focus on peace. For more on joy, Are you looking for true and lasting …

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In our own homes – let us put our trust in Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

https://youtu.be/lhUiRonlzaQ Lord, we need Your wisdom (2 Chronicles 1:10). We need Jesus – He is Your wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). Without Jesus, we’re fools. We may think that we’re wise – but we’re not. Jesus makes us wise. True wisdom comes from Him. When we build our lives on Jesus, we are truly wise (Matthew …

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In our own homes – let us rejoice in the Lord and receive strength from Him.

This time of worship is not only for Sunday morning (or some other time on Sunday). You can come back, again and again, during the week, and be blessed by the Lord. He is with us every day. He loves us - always and forever. However difficult and distressing our present circumstances may be, let …

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In our own homes – let us sing to the Lord with grateful praise.

“Sing to the Lord with grateful praise” (Psalm 147:4). Here’s a link to a song – “I’m forever grateful.” The video will lead you to think of God, your Creator. The words will lead you to the cross of Christ, your Saviour. Look around you – and sing to the Lord with grateful praise. Look to your …

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