Waiting on the Lord, we renew our strength … (Preaching God’s Word: Acts).

Luke 11:13, 24:49, Acts 1:1–14, Ephesians 5:18 Waiting On The Lord, We Renew Our Strength. Jesus tells His apostles, ‘the Holy Spirit’ will ‘come upon you’ (Acts 1:11, 8). He gives them His Word of promise: ‘I send the promise of my Father upon you’. He gives them His Word of command: ‘stay in the …

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When trouble comes our way, may we catch a glimpse of God’s eternal Kingdom (Genesis 2:4-3:15).

Do what God tells us to do. This leads to blessing. Do what God tells us not to do. This leads to trouble. It’s been trouble ever since. Here, on earth, things can be turned around. We can be set in the right direction. We are not yet at our final destination, but we’re travelling …

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God is our refuge and our strength … Be still, and know that I am God (Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 46:1-11).

"God is our refuge and our strength ..." (Psalm 46;1). "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). First, the truth about God; Then, our feelings are brought into line with the truth about God, Facts; Faith; Feelings * Facts - Christ's death and resurrection for us * Faith - I believe the …

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Praise the Lord (Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 104:1).

"Praise the Lord!" (Psalm 104:1). We have come here to praise the Lord. Why do we praise the Lord? "Lord my God, You are very great." God is great in power. His power can impress us, but it will not save us until we are touched by a special power - the power of His …

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Think of God’s faithfulness – and count your blessings … (Preaching The Word Of The Lord: Isaiah 40:1-11).

Comfort (Isaiah 40:1) - This comes from God's great faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23). In our past, present and future, we see the faithfulness of God - "His mercies never end. They are new every morning" (Lamentations 3:22-23). Think of God's faithfulness, and "count your blessings." Think of this, that and the other blessing (good things in …

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The God of love is reaching out to us … (Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 103:1-22).

What kind of person are you? Are you a forgiven man / woman? The God of love (Psalm 103:8) is reaching out to each and every one of us (Psalm 103:9-10). God's love is greater than we can put into words or even imagine (Psalm 103:11-12). Before there can be forgiven people, there needs to …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – 2 Chronicles 7:12-22

The gathering together of God’s people - “I ... have chosen this place for Myself” (2 Chronicles 7:12). Note also 2 Chronicles 7:15-16 - “... this place... this temple.” The key verse is 2 Chronicles 7:14. Taking this verse together with Acts 1:12-14, we may say, ‘This is the kind of prayer that leads to …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord -Psalm 111:1-10

Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is risen today - a celebration for Easter, and every Lord’s Day. * At the start of the Psalm - “I will praise the Lord” (Psalm 111:1). * At the end of the Psalm - “His praise endures forever” (Psalm 111:10). In our worship, there is to be both “the fear of …

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God is calling us to praise Him (Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 118:19-29).

God is calling us to praise Him. * “I will praise the Lord” (Psalm 118:20). * “I will praise You” (Psalm 118:21). * “You are my God, and I will praise You” (Psalm 118:28). Praise is more than words that we sing in church. Our whole life is to be full of praise to God. …

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A new beginning … based on what had gone before … (Preaching The Word Of The Lord: Mark 1:1-20)

This was a new beginning (Mark 1:1), but it was based on what had gone before (Mark 1:2-3). Those who speak of Jesus Christ, their Saviour, are "voices crying in the wikderness", but their ministry is blessed by the Lord (Mark 1:3,5). We must never forget this, and we must pray that we will be …

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We see how much God loves us, and we want to love Him more, and more … (Preaching the Word of the Lord – Deuteronomy 6:1-9).

We don't begin with the call to love God. We begin with His plan to bless us - "the land" (Deuteronomy 6:1,3): "There is a happy land, far, far away, where saints in glory stand, bright, bright as day." * "far, far away" - "Your Kingdom come": What a great future! * "saints" - That's …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 100:1-5

"all the earth" (Psalm 100:1), "through all generations" (Psalm 100:5) - It wasn't just for there and then. It's for here and now. "Every person in every nation in each succeeding generation has the right to hear the news that Christ can save." The Good News of Christ is a message of triumph (Psalm 100:1). …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 118:10-18

"The Lord is my strength, my song and my salvation" (Psalm 118:14). In the Lord, we have the "victory." This fills our hearts with "joy" (Psalm 118:15). "In the tents of the righteous" (Psalm 118:15) - The Lord has made us "righteous", and He calls us to be "righteous." Let us "give thanks to the …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Exodus 20:1-21

Before the Ten Commandments, there is love (Exodus 20:2). There is more than law. There us more than the exodus. There is Jesus, our Saviour. He does for us what the law can never do for us. He saves us. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17) - What effect do they have on us? Read Exodus …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 96:1-13

A call to worship: Our song of praise is a song of salvation (Psalm 96:2). We are to "proclaim His salvation from day to day" (Psalm 96:2). Every day, we are to praise the Lord. God is calling us to worship Him with joy (Psalm 96:11-12). Sometimes, this isn't easy. we must ask the Lord …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Genesis 4:1-16

We read about Cain and Abel. We look beyond them to Christ. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin. He is "the Passover Lamb." He "has been sacrificed for us" (1 Corinthians 5:7). Jesus is "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). We read here about …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 122:1-9

Going to the House of the Lord with joy: "The joy of the Lord is our strength. Your strength comes from rejoicing in the Lord" (Nehemiah 8:10). Joyful worship changes our way of thinking and our way of living. The city of Jerusalem is important. Giving thanks to God is more important than just being …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 81:1-16

"Listen" (Psalm 81:8,13). * Why should we listen? (a) We should listen because there's something worth hearing. (b) We should listen because there's something we need to hear. (c) We should listen because there's something we need to hear. * The call to listen - "My people" (Psalm 81:8,13); "I will admonish you" (Psalm 81:8); …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 78:12-25

"He worked wonders" (Psalm 78:12), "He gave them drink as abundant as the depths" (Psalm 78:15), "He brought streams out of the stone and made water flow down like rivers" (Psalm 78:16), "They spoke against God - Is God able to provide food in the wilderness?" (Psalm 78:19), "waters gushed out, torrents overflowed" (Psalm 78:20), …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Exodus 3:1-22

Moses may have been content to remain in the background. God was calling him to step into the foreground - for God’s people. This is more than the story of Moses. It’s the story of Israel. It points forward to God’s purpose for all nations. When we read the Old Testament story, we find that …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 32:1-11

The forgiveness of sins (Psalm 32:1-2); Confess and be forgiven (Psalm 32:5). Once we have begun our journey with the Lord, we are to seek instruction from His Word (Psalm 32:8). To receive instruction from the Lord, we need to have the right attitude (Psalm 32:9). When the Lord has saved us and we are …

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Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 27:1-14

The Lord brings light and salvation to us. He is our light and our salvation (Psalm 27:1). "The Lord is my light and my salvation" (Psalm 27:1). Whenever we confess our faith in the Lord, we must never forget what we were without the Lord. We were in darkness. We were lost. He has brought …

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