Stop running away from God and start returning to him.

"I wish God would just go away - and leave us alone" - That's what many people want. Is it so easy to get rid of God? He seems to be very persistent. It seems that we don't seem to hear much from him for a while - and then something happens, something makes us …

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Love God and love your neighbour.

Genesis 33:1-20 From Jacob’s meeting with God, we come to his meeting with Esau. Before we start thinking of this as a big ‘come down’, we should note Jacob’s word to Esau: ‘truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God’(10). Jacob is describing his meeting with Esau in terms of his …

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The Spirit of God’s Son Lives In Us. We Are God’s Children, And He Is Our Father.

Genesis 29:31-30:24 Leah progressed beyond her own concerns (32-34) to the most important thing: ‘This time I will praise the Lord’(35). Of the many children, the most significant, in terms of God’s purpose of redemption, was Joseph (22-24). An answer to prayer, it was the work of divine grace (22). ‘Rachel was barren’(31) yet the …

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