Devotional – ‘God’s Great Power’ (14 Jan 2018)

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20 ESV) Paul’s effusive praise of God reflects the unbounded bounty of his ability to bless his people in response to their prayers: He...

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The King Has Come!

      For to us a child is born,       to us a son is given;       and the government shall be upon his shoulder,       and his name shall be called       Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,       Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.       Of the increase of his government and...

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Judging with Righteous Judgment

John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”         We sometimes hear someone quoting Scripture: “judge not, lest you be judged.” The Bible does not prohibit judgment – it is in fact commanded in this passage. The prohibitions have to do with abuses of judgment...

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A bow drawn at random…

  1 Kings 22:29 So the king of Israel (Ahab) and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 30 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes.” And the king of Israel disguised himself and...

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Encouragement for POPs

“When thy child is going full sail to the devil, God can blow with a contrary wind of his Spirit and alter his course.” A number of us are P.O.Ps. —  Parents of Prodigals. We have children who have been brought up in our Christian homes, some of whom have...

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“Grace abounded more….”

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. One of the great results, or fruit, of...

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Worship that Honours the Father

John 4:19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither...

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“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed….”

GCCB Devotional 12 November 2017 “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed….”  7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not...

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