Help us, Lord, not to miss out on Your blessing. — Learning From God’s Word

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‘So that your trust may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you’ (Proverbs 22:19). Lord, there are many people who say, ‘It’s not for me’. They know that others have been greatly blessed through reading Your Word. Still, they do not take the trouble to read Your Word for themselves. They can’t […]

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It was stormy – but Jesus was there …

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Jesus’ disciples were used to storms – but this time, there was something different! They were “troubled” by what they saw – “Jesus came to them, walking on the sea” (Mark 6:49-50). They couldn’t get their heads round this. Before they could think too much about what was happening, Jesus said to them, “Beof good cheer! It is I; do not beafraid” (Mark 6:50).

What about us? How do we react when we can’t understand what’s happening to us? Are we so filled with our confused and confusing emotions that we fail to hear what the Lord is saying to us? Jesus still comes to us with his words of “good cheer.” He still comes to us, assuring us that he is with us. He still comes to us, saying to us, “Do not be afraid.”

We may never, fully, understand all that’s going on in our lives – but…

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We thank You, Lord, that “we have peace with You through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

We thank You, Lord, that "we have peace with You through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). We thank You that "Jesus is our peace" (Ephesians 2:14). This peace is not something that comes from within ourselves. It comes to us from outside of ourselves. It comes from above. It comes to us from You. …

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Lord, Your Word challenges us, “What do you want to get out of life?”

Genesis 40:1-23 Lord, Your Word challenges us, “What do you want to get out of life?” Help us to look carefully at what is important to us. Are we ‘looking after No. 1’? Lord, give us ambitions that do not centre on ourselves. Give us a deep persistent desire to glorify You in all that we do …

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Lord, You speak to us the word of condemnation and the word of compassion.

Deuteronomy 32:19-33:17 Lord, You speak to us the Word of condemnation. You tell us that we are "a perverse generation" You tell us that "You will hide Your face from us" (Deuteronomy 32:20). You also speak to us the Word of compassion - "The Lord will ... have compassion on His servants, when He sees …

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A very human story, a story about God’s love for His people

Esther 1:1-2:18  -  This is a very human story. It is the story of a man - Ahasuerus - and two women - Vashti and Esther. It is the ending of one love and the beginning of a new love (1:19; 2:17). It is also a very important part of the Divine Story. God is …

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