At every stage of our life’s journey, the Lord is there – with us and for us.

Learning From God's Word

How did the world begin? How will the world end?

Who was there when the world began? Who will be there when the world ends?

How and Who – these are quite different questions.

The How question wonders about the beginning and the end. What happened? What will happen?

The Who question takes us beyond what happened and what will happen.

The Who question doesn’t just take us to the beginning – and leave us there. It doesn’t just take us to the end – and leave us there.

The Who question opens up for us a way of making sense of our life here-and-now.

When we ask the Who question, our thoughts turn towards God.

We ask, “Who is he? Is he a mysterious figure who could be found, if we were able to go back to the beginning of the world, or if we were, already, at the…

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Coming to Jesus and learning from him

Learning From God's Word

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30).

Jesus calls us to come to him. He calls us to learn from him. Coming to Jesus is only the beginning of a lifelong journey. As we travel through life with Jesus, we are to learn from him. Jesus is our Saviour. He is, also, our Lord. We come to him and receive his gift of salvation. We learn from him, as we pray, ‘Teach us, Lord, to live as your faithful followers.’

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Jesus – the sure foundation for our faith and our life

Learning From God's Word

‘“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practiceis like a wise man who built his house on the rock.25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash”’ (Matthew 7:24-27).

Jesus speaks about two builders and two houses. He speaks with power. He speaks with authority.

“When Jesus had finished saying these things,the crowds were amazed at his teaching,29because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers…

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Some people are never satisfied. They’re always wanting more.

ECCLESIASTES 5:1-6:12 -  ‘The man who loves money can never have enough’ (5:10). Some people are never satisfied, They’re always wanting more. This is the world’s way. The more you have, the more you want. The Lord’s way is very different: ‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth… Lay up for yourselves treasures …

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‘Religion’ is no substitute for compassion.

1 Samuel 21:1-22:23 - ‘Religion’ is no substitute for compassion (21:3-6; Matthew 12:1-4,7). These were difficult times for David. His life was in great danger. He maintained his trust in the Lord. Looking ahead to the future, he speaks of ‘what God will do for me’ (22:3). Saul did not have the upper hand. God …

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Let us return to the Lord, and hear His Word of salvation.

AMOS 1:1-2:16  -  ‘The Lord roars’. ‘The Lord thunders’ (1:2). God’s Word comes to us from above -  ‘The Lord will roar from on high’. He speaks to us from heaven - ‘He will thunder from His holy dwelling’. We dare not ignore the Word of the Lord. His Word comes to us as a …

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Christ comes near to us, and He calls us to respond to Him.

Luke 10:1-37  -  Christ’s message - ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you’ (9) - calls for our response - hearing with faith or rejecting in unbelief (16). Where does this response of faith come from? - From God: He reveals Himself to us (21). Questions: Why do we ask them? - ‘to …

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