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Bond Servants

38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 (NKJV) As we study the scriptures it is important to understand the culture that shaped the biblical authors worldview. This becomes extremely important when we see certain words popping up in the scriptures over and […]

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Been With Jesus

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 NKJV Our reference verse has been plucked out of the middle of a very important account in the book of Acts that covers […]

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Get Into the Word

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) As a bible teacher in all sorts of environments for a long time now, I have been exposed to many denominational idiosyncrasies with respect to how they ‘read’ certain scriptures […]

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Grace and Peace

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 2 Peter 1:2 (NKJV) That this devotional exists at all is a testimony to the grace and peace of God. He has enabled this devotional to be prepared and posted in the daily chaos of a surgical ward […]

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Blessing by Association or Partnership

Philippians 4:17 (NKJV) While I was preparing our recent series of sermons on Philippians there was one aspect of the letter that I wanted to talk about, but the sermon did not seem to be the right format for it. Those of us who have had some exposure to the ‘Word of faith’ movement, (Kenneth […]

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Change Your Church

But prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.(Acts 12:5) One thing that has fascinated me since becoming the pastor of Nambucca Baptist Church, has been seeing the culture of the church change over the months into a very different culture from that which was here when I first arrived. Little […]

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Remember His Benefits

When we are feeling a bit overwhelmed with the things and events that are happening all around us, there are few things that can provide us with comfort and encouragement in the way that the Psalms can. In Psalm 103, David is not talking to other people, like the righteous, sinners, the gentile nations, or […]

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Sweet or Sour Grapes

‘What more could have been done’  Isaiah 5:4 It is so very easy on Sundays to get caught up in the beauty, and the glory of worshipping our God and fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ, that we sometimes lose sight of the actual message that Father is trying to impart to us. […]

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that they may have my joy

John 17:13 His Fifth Prayer This is the last of this series of devotionals on the great high priestly prayer of Jesus. It is recorded in John 17, and today we find ourselves looking at verse 13, where Jesus prayed for joy for His followers. Not just any joy but the joy that Jesus, himself […]

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So I have sent them

John 17:18 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. His Fourth prayer Many of us are old enough to remember when our churches had a mission week every year. These were special events when guest missionaries on furlough were invited to share with our congregations on their […]