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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Lord, we have failed You over and over again.

Genesis 3:10-15 Lord, we have failed You over and over again. It never seems to stop – failure, failure, failure ..! This is the story of our life – from beginning to end. Can we escape from this – failure, failure, failure …? This is nothing new – It goes back to the Garden of Eden. …

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What blessing comes to us when the Holy Spirit comes to us!

Numbers 29:1-40 What blessing comes to us when the Holy Spirit comes to us! We thank You, Lord, for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Before the Holy Spirit can work through us - to bring others to Christ, He must work in us - to make us more like Christ. When, Lord, we pray …

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Exodus 40 – The Word of God, the Way of God, the Worship of God …

Exodus 40:1-38  -  Here, we highlight three lessons: (a) The work of God begins with the Word of God:  ‘The Lord said to Moses...’ (1). Before we can do anything for God, we must be taught by God. (b) The work of God must proceed in the way of God: ‘Thus did Moses; according to …

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So often, Lord, we start out well – and, then, something goes wrong.

Praying Through God's Word: 2 Samuel 2 Samuel 1:1-27 So often, Lord, we start out well – and, then, something goes wrong. Our heads go down. We lose our way. We fall away from You. Where does this spirit of defeat, this spirit of giving up, come from? – It comes from Satan. He sweeps …

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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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The darkness will not overcome the light.

2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21 - We live in difficult times. Many are choosing to do what is ‘evil in the sight of the Lord’ (21:6). We must make another choice, a better choice. We must choose to ‘be the Lord’s people’ (23:16). In this time of great darkness, we have ‘the lamp of the Lord’: ‘Your …

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