The promise of hope

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Bible reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 (NIV) The Branch From Jesse 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge […]

Stop the World, I want to get off!

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Bible readings: Isaiah 26:1-6 (NIV) A Song of Praise 26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city;     God makes salvation     its walls and ramparts. 2 Open the gates     that the righteous nation may enter,     the nation that keeps faith. 3 You will keep in perfect peace     those […]

Second coming – Be Prepared

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Bible readings: Isaiah 2:1-5 (NIV) The Mountain of the Lord 2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established     as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,     and all nations will stream to it. […]

Can you hear the Light?

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Bible reading: Revalation 3:20 (NIV) 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Moving upwards … Moving towards

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Bible reading: John 17:13-19 (NIV) 13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world […]

Glimpsing glory

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Bible reading: Mark 9:1-8 (NIV) 9 And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” The Transfiguration 2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, […]

God beyond our Imagining

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Bible readings: Psalm 108 (NIV) A song. A psalm of David. 1 My heart, O God, is steadfast;     I will sing and make music with all my soul. 2 Awake, harp and lyre!     I will awaken the dawn. 3 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;     I will sing of you among the peoples. 4 For great is […]

The Hope of Glory

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Bible readings: Romans 4:25-5:11 (NIV) 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Peace and Hope 5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in […]

The call to Extraordinariness

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Bible reading: 2 Corinthians 4:1-12 (NIV) Present Weakness and Resurrection Life 4 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to […]

Love to Care

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Bible readings: Colossians 1:15-20 (NIV) The Supremacy of the Son of God 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created […]