Numbers 30:1-32:42 In the various areas of life – -personal faithfulness (chapter 30), our relationship with the world (chapter 31), our relationship with the Lord’s people (chapter 32), there is one thing which is of the utmost importance: “we will do as the Lord has said” (Numbers 32:31). This is the most important thing: obedience […]Read More We Will Do As The Lord Has Said.
Before the creation, there is the Creator. * He is the chief focus of attention in the Bible’s first chapter. Wherever we look in Genesis 1, we see the word, God. This is about Him. Genesis 1 speaks about us. It tells us where we have come from. We have come from God. He is […]Read More Preaching The Word Of The Lord – Genesis 1:1-2:3
2 Samuel 23:1-39 By birth, David was ‘the son of Jesse’. By grace, he was ‘the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel’(1). What we are in ourselves is nothing compared with what we can become through the grace of God! Look at David. […]Read More ‘By grace you have been saved…’
Immediately before he was stoned, Stephen preached the Gospel of Christ. After he had finished speaking, we see Stephen – about to be stoned – facing death as a man full of the Holy Spirit, a man looking to Jesus Christ – “Now when they heard these things they were enraged and they ground their […]Read More Learning from Stephen – a man filled with the Holy Spirit
‘I will sing of Your love… I will walk with integrity of heart…’(Psalm 101:1-2). Lord, we read these words, from many centuries ago, and, too quickly, we say, ‘Things are very different now.’ Are they really so different? Are worshipping You and walking with You out-of-date now? Are they to be forgotten? So many people […]Read More Help us, Lord, never to forget to praise You.
Lord, we can, so often, get preoccupied with the things that matter most to us – and we forget about the things that matter most to You. We start to get comfortable, sorting things out to suit ourselves – and then You come to us with a very challenging question, “What matters most to you?” Help […]Read More Lord, we can, so often, get preoccupied with the things that matter most to us …
The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ. ‘No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit’ (1 Corinthians 12:3). ‘In Jerusalem’, on ‘the day of Pentecost’ there are ‘Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven’ (Acts 2:1, 5). They are ‘amazed’ at what they hear – ‘we hear them telling in our […]Read More Come, Holy Spirit.