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Dealing With Offence (3)

In this rebellion, Absalom lost his calling, his potential kingship and eventually his life. All this resulting from an offence. (Alber Zehr) Downward Steps of Offence Perhaps the classic example of offence, which shows its full course, is seen in the life of Absalom when his sister was defiled. He wanted revenge and seemed to have “good” reasons for his…
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Prayers For a Christian Worker

The structure of a person’s prayer will vary from time to time. During times of victory praise and thanks may dominate. When adversity and opposition come petition may become the main emphasis of prayer (John Lathrop) Followers of Jesus are supposed to pray, the Lord Himself told us that (Matt. 6:5). The early disciples were people of prayer (Acts 1:14).…
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Hidden Treasures

The psalmist thought he loved the Word because he enjoyed singing it and studying it, but he found that he needed to “hid it” in his heart (John King) I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11 Many scholars maintain the author of the 119th Psalm is a youth, based on…
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The Assembly

This in not just an assembly; it is a festive one. It is heaven's version of a New Year's Eve at the start of all new beginnings in Christ, a celebration heightened by the appearance of Jesus and the saints of previous spiritual victories.  It undoubtedly highlights the songs of praise to God for Calvary (John King) Hiding in plain…
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Entering Spiritual Reality Through Prayer

Prayer is a spiritual reality we enter into because here we meet with God. (John King) A distraught and desperate father made his way through pressing crowds to bring his possessed son to Jesus’ disciples for deliverance. They seemed powerless to help. They had yet to know that spiritual warfare requires a prayer life that knows how to fight. Little…
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Accept One Another

Differences can separate people from one another, acceptance of one another is one of the first steps along the road to unity. (John Lathrop)   The apostle Paul wrote “Accept one another” (Rom. 15:7 NIV). In the remainder of the verse he went on to say that the recipients of the letter should accept one another in the same way…
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Ministering By Gift

We as believers need to be careful. At times we can lose sight of the important truth that the ministry we have comes from God. (John Lathrop) “A man can receive only what is given him from heaven” John 3:27 (NIV) The words above are those of John the Baptist, John is an interesting biblical character. From a purely human…
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Dealing With Offence (2)

We must be aware that the potential for offence is much greater with those we love and are close to. (Alber Zehr) Dealing with offences critical in these days. Consider why Jesus said that offences would become more common in these last days (Matt. 24:10). When the intensity of God’s move is accelerating there is a greater tendency for misunderstanding.…
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