God’s Word is preached publicly. It must also be applied personally – by you!

Joshua 11:16-12:24 What is the spiritual value of this list of victories? Don’t be sidetracked by the military aspect. This is not about Israel blowing its own trumpet. It is about giving glory to God. In Genesis 12:1-3, we have God’s promise to bring blessing to all nations. Before Christ came as ‘the Saviour of […]

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Fulfil your vows.

“Fulfil your vows” (Nahum 1:15).  * Faith We’re going to think together about our Church membership vows. These vows can be summarized in five words: Faith, Worship, Devotions, Giving, Witness. The first vow is the foundation upon which the others are built. The other four vows are the practical implications of the first vow: our […]

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Daily Bible Readings: Year Three

1st January: Psalm 77:1-20 Sometimes, we have more questions than answers (7-9). The questions keep flooding into our minds. We wonder where the answers are going to come from. What are we to do when this happens? We must remember what the Lord has done for us (11-12). Look back over the ‘years’ – and […]

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“He Who Has Ears To Hear … “

Mark 4:1–34 God’s Word carries this message: ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says…’ (9; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22). We must listen for the voice of the Spirit. Grace has been ‘given’ to us (11). It is God’s gift. To God be the glory! Sadly, some refuse to listen. Think […]

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Hearing and Speaking the Word of God

If theology is to speak adequately of the gospel of Jesus Christ, it must be thoroughly committed to hearing “the powerful witness of the ‘tremendous’ Word that always speaks against us so that we can learn to stop speaking against it.” (A Half Century of Theology, p. 74). This quotation is taken from Berkouwer’s account […]

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When Doubts Fill Your Mind …

Job 32:1–33:18 When doubts fill your mind – remember this: “God does speak … though man may not perceive it”! ‘The Bible is the Word of God’ – What do we mean when we say this? Two statements from Elihu may help us to think about this question. (a) ‘Understanding’ comes from ‘the breath of […]

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