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Healing and Harvest

Jesus’ perpetual programme of healing people is nothing short of miraculous and extended from curing simple sickness to calming wild weather. Notice Jesus claim to have authority to forgive sins, is nothing short of claiming equality with God, because only God can forgive sins. The good news of God’s kingdom

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Jesus Teaching with Authority

At the very end of these chapters at 7:28, 29, we read that the crowds were amazed because Jesus taught as one who had authority. It was the authority of God himself. That is why at one level we can marvel at the wisdom of what he says here and

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The Birth of Jesus

These chapters from both Matthew and Luke deal with the same theme of Jesus’ birth. All the events that surround it are explained with the statements in Matthew 1:22 to 25. Jesus was born to a virgin and he is God with us. All else in these chapters, praise from

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Grace for Nineveh

Introduction: Read verses 4:1-4 and consider Jonah’s feelings. After first trying to run away, and then a terrifying journey to Nineveh, he finally delivers his message. At this point he expects the destruction of Nineveh as some sort of cathartic reward for his troubles. God’s decision to spare Nineveh makes

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Thought Dead but Alive

This is a favourite of children because of the drama but has an extraordinary message for all. Verses 3 to 5 tell us that Daniel was faultless in his work. The ones who wanted to catch him out could only do it in some matter concerning his God. He was

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The Shepherd Leader

Introduction: Looking to verses 20 to 24 we see that the Lord is promising to judge his people and bring justice, because of all the harsh treatment from the shepherds (leaders). He also promises to raise one shepherd and refers to him as David. This provides some clarity concerning what

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God’s New Covenant

Verses 31 to 34 describe a “New Covenant” from the Lord. It is set in the middle of descriptions of a great return of God’s people. Initially, the return is people coming back from the nation’s exile in Babylon. Looking at the New Covenant verses provides a different perspective for

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The Word of the Lord

Verses 9 & 10 of chapter 1 provide the essence of this call to Jeremiah. The Lord touches his mouth and the words of Jeremiah will be the Lord’s words. That is why Jeremiah’s objections are irrelevant. It is also why he can be confident. The overall message from God

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Suffering Servant

This is the great section dealing with the Lord’s suffering servant. It is very easy to recognise the picture of Jesus Christ that is painted here. Notice particularly verses 5 and 6 which talk about our sin and the servant being punished so that we might know peace. Isaiah 52:13

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Praying with the Psalmist

Both psalms can be read with profit and accuracy by simply placing yourself within the Psalm. It may be David who wrote them but when he says, “my shepherd” in Psalm 23 we can as easily say it with him because the Lord Jesus is “my (good) shepherd” (see John

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