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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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The Personal Nature of Prayer

“At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: ‘O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done ...

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The Necessity of Prayer for the Christian Life

“Devote yourselves to prayer…” Colossians 4:2 What is the most important thing a Christian does in his or her life of service to the Lord?  What sets a Christian apart from everyone else in the world?  These are questions that ...

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The Lord is my Shepherd

“I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel.  I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.”  ...

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