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Follow Me: Matthew 4

In Matthew 4 Jesus faces down Satan in the wilderness and then starts calling men to follow him. His call to those men is amazing. Jesus did not sit down and explain why. Jesus did not set out a sound … Continue reading

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The House of God: Into the Wilderness

When the children of Israel cried out to their God he heard them and he delivered them. God broke the greatest power of the age, humiliated its false Gods, destroyed its ruler and his mighty army and led his people out carrying … Continue reading

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The House of God: His People in Bondage

Jacob and his family moved to Egypt to avoid starvation. They found shelter and plenty in Egypt amongst a pagan nation. Satisfied with their new surroundings they settled and slowly they forgot their purpose and their calling. As they increased in … Continue reading

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The House of God: Visitor Only

During the life of Abraham God’s plan and purpose rested on one man. The Lord did not choose an efficient system or a great power. He chose a single man. When Abraham died the vast nation that God promised was … Continue reading

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The House of God – The True Builder

When God promised Abraham and Sarai that they would have a son he promised the impossible. What God intended could not be done. The old couple, not surprisingly, struggled to believe. They tried to help God out and produce a … Continue reading

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The House of God – The Life of Abraham II

When God first called Abraham his name was not Abraham. It was Abram. Abram’s wife was Sarai not Sarah. The couple followed God for many years before the Lord added the H. When God changed Abram’s name the earth and … Continue reading

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The House of God – The Life of Abraham

Abraham had a house. He had a home, a wider community. As a wealthy man with servants he had respect and status. God’s call to him was simple. Leave it all and follow me. Abraham left his country because God wanted … Continue reading

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The House of God – The Beginning

God is building a house, a house that looks like nothing ever built by men. This house is central to his purpose, a purpose which has driven him throughout all of history. Before he created anything God wanted a house, a home … Continue reading

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Matthew 18 and Church Discipline

Matthew 18 includes a short passage which deals with that most painful of topics – church discipline. v 15 – 20 give a method for dealing with problems. Speak to a believer who sins against you alone, then with a second … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Foundation of the Church

I think most Christians would agree that Jesus Christ is the centre and foundation of the church. He is our vision, our standard and our hope just to name a few of the things he is to us. I also … Continue reading

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