A great God, a great love, a great gift, a great future

'May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say,  "The Lord is great!"' (Psalm 70:4). "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).. God is great. He loves us with the greatest …

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Words of triumph …

From Genesis to Revelation in a year:  8th November - John 19:17-21:25 19:17-20:10 -  ‘It is finished’ (30). These are not words of despair. They are words of triumph. At an early stage in His public ministry, Jesus said, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me to finish His work’ (4:34). …

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Jesus prays for you. Jesus prays for me …

From Genesis to Revelation in a year: 7th November - John 17:1-19:16 17:1-26 -  Jesus prays for you. Jesus prays for me. We have come to faith in Him through the written Word of His apostles (20). The story of the Cross (1-5), the story of the first disciples (6-19) is an ongoing story. It continues …

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Looking beyond our difficult times to the Lord’s glorious future …

From Genesis to Revelation in a year: 6th November - John 13:21-16:33 13:21-14:14 -  Difficult times lay ahead for Jesus. He would be betrayed by Judas Iscariot (21-30). He would be denied by Peter (36-38). For Jesus, there was His departure (31-33). It would be a difficult time for His followers. He tells them to ‘love …

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Yes, Lord I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God…

From Genesis to Revelation: 5th November - John 11:1-13:20 11:1-44 -  Everything is moving on towards Christ’s death and resurrection. On His way to the Cross, Jesus performs a mighty miracle – the raising of Lazarus (43-44) – which points unmistakably to an even greater miracle – His own resurrection (Acts 2:24). Accompanying this miracle – …

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We say, ‘Lord, I believe’, and our spiritual ‘eyes’ are opened …

From Genesis to Revelation in a year: 4th November: John 9-10 9:1-41 -  Empowered by God, Jesus gives sight to the blind man (3,6-7). ‘The Pharisees’ hear the man’s testimony (15). ‘Some of’ them reject the Lord (16,24). There will always be those who refuse to believe in the saving power of the Lord Jesus …

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