Jesus will come … again!

Praying Through God's Word

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty” (Malachi 3:1).

We come to the end of the Old Testament – but we haven’t reached the end of God’s story. There is more to come. There is a real sense of anticipation. There will be something even more wonderful than anything we have read about in the Old Testament. Jesus will come.

When we come to the end of the New Testament, we are encouraged to keep on looking forward to the future, looking forward in hope, looking forward to the return of Jesus, our Saviour. We hear his promise: “I am coming soon”, and we make our response to his promise: “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

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The Lord is not great because we call Him great. We call Him great because He is great.

"Even outside the borders of Israel, the Lord is great (Malachi 1:5). The Lord is not great because we call Him great. We call Him great because He is great. When we worship God, we are not creating His greatness. We worship God because He is so much greater than we can put into words …

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The Lord calls us to return to Him …

Special Days – Presentation of the Lord: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 The Lord calls us to return to Him. God calls us to be His faithful people. He says, ‘Return to Me.’ He promises to bless those who return to Him: ‘I will return to you’. God calls us to honour …

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A New Beginning (some thoughts from the Scriptures)

Genesis 1:1-3 'Genesis' means 'beginning'. Its opening verses challenge us to get our priorities right. (a) the priority of God(1)  God comes first. Before anyone else is mentioned, He is there. (b) the priority of God's Word (3) God is the first to speak. Before any human word is spoken, there is the Word of …

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