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Being Gracious in Our Judgments

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and ...

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A Servant Prays

A Servant Prays “Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 86:4 Prayer is an important part of your life as a Christian. Through prayer, you can thank and praise God and ...

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An Easter Earthquake

“There was a violent earthquake.”                 Matthew 28:2a It wasn’t the first one. On Good Friday too, “the earth shook and the rocks split” (Matt 27:51). On Easter Sunday, it happened again: “There was a violent earthquake.” Why is this important ...

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A Stricken Shepherd and a Scattered Flock

“I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” Matthew 26:31 In our mind we can see the Lord and his disciples, coming down the steps from the Upper Room where they had celebrated the ...

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Are You in the Good Friday Spirit?

“A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 Are you in the Good Friday spirit?” That seems a strange question. To ask if you are in ...

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God’s Son Guarantees Life

“But He answered, ‘You give them something to eat’.” Mark 6:37 Our text tells us about an impossible yet encouraging and promising meal. By feeding this crowd of more than 5,000 people, Jesus shows that God’s power alone sustains life. ...

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Raised to Life

“We will certainly also be united with Him in his resurrection.” Romans 6:5b Jesus Christ was not the only one who arose on Easter morning. That is Paul’s emphatic argument in Romans 6: when Christ died on the cross, the ...

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Your Labour Prompted by Love

 “… your labour prompted by love…” 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Writing first about work produced by faith, Paul now turns to labour prompted by love.  Labour is a much more intense word than work.  It involves putting greater effort into that ...

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Work Produced by Faith

“… your work produced by faith…” 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Paul gives thanks to God for the work done by the believers in Thessalonica that is produced by faith.  He also thanks God for the great change in the lives of ...

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Wrestling with God in Prayer

“Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 1 Kings 18:37  There are many examples in Scripture of God’s people wrestling with ...

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