Expect Great Things from God

'...Thus far the Lord has helped us.' 1 Samuel 7:12 NKJVThe Bible says, 'Then Samuel took a stone...and called its name Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the Lord has helped us."' As you end this year and look back, what do you see? Monuments to failure? Wasted opportunities? When it comes to your failures, God says, ...Read More

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Prepare for Attack (4)

'...What does my Lord say to His servant?' Joshua 5:14 NKJVSome issues are so crucial that, until you have resolved them, you cannot move forward or enjoy God's blessing in your life. Joshua faced such an issue when he stood before the towering walls of Jericho, the strongest city in the Promised Land and the ...Read More

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Home Group Notes – Ezekiel

Ezekiel This name is made up of two elements, the last element is ‘El’ which is a common abbreviation of the name of the Lord, ‘Elohim’ while the first element, ‘hazaq’ means to be or become strong or courageous. It’s mostly used to charge soldiers to be strong. So Ezekiel means ‘God Strengthens’, ‘Strengthened by ...Read More

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Prepare for Attack (3)

'But Paul shook the snake off...' Acts 28:5 NIVLuke writes: 'The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper...fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the ...Read More

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Prepare for Attack (2)

'...A brother is born for adversity.' Proverbs 17:17 NIVNehemiah discovered that not everybody will be happy about your success. 'Sanballat ...sent to me, saying, "Come, let us meet together..." But they thought to do me harm. So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. ...Read More

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Prepare for Attack (1)

'He...ran out of the house.' Genesis 39:12 NIVObserve how some of God's champions dealt with Satan's attack, so you'll know how to handle it when it comes. Joseph ran. '...Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he ...Read More

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Wise Men Still Seek Him (4)

'Search the Scriptures, for...these are they which testify of Me.' John 5:39 NKJVThe birth of Jesus divides history into two parts: B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (after Christ). History is - His story! Let's observe where else the wise men didn't find Christ: the church. Amazing, isn't it? Teachers and theologians pored over their dusty ...Read More

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Wise Men Still Seek Him (3)

'That they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might...find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.' Acts 17:27 NKJVWhen Jesus was born, the biggest issue of the day was wanting lower taxes and a different government. Sound familiar? In Jerusalem, the capital, we read, 'When Herod the King ...Read More

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Wise Men Still Seek Him (2)

'You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.' Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV Notice where the wise men can't find Christ: in the business world. Every motel in Bethlehem was sold out with a 'No vacancy' sign. Not much has changed, eh? Thirty percent of all retail sales in ...Read More

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Wise Men Still Seek Him (1)

'...Wise men...came to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?' Matthew 2:1-2 NKJV Why would someone leave the comfort of their home, travel thousands of kilometres by camel, brave blistering deserts fraught with robbers and hazards to follow a star to an unfamiliar destination? There’s only one answer: wise ...Read More

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Always Do What’s Right

'...Hold fast what is good.' 1 Thessalonians 5:21 NKJV Someone wrote: 'Today we mourn the passing of an old friend - common sense. He devoted his service to schools, hospitals and churches; he got jobs done without fanfare and foolishness. For decades, silly rules and frivolous lawsuits didn't affect him. He cultivated practices like sharing ...Read More

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Sparrows (5)

'...Your heavenly Father feeds them...' Matthew 6:26 NKJVA sparrow. Jesus said: 'Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why ...Read More

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Sparrows (4)

'...Not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.' Matthew 10:29 NKJVA fallen sparrow. Jesus said, 'Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.' Great news: God knows when you fall, and His will is to ...Read More

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