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The Beauty Of The Flowers

The Beauty Of The Flowers

The Bible compares our life to that of a flower, and there are flowers for every season; as the springtime breaks upon the earth it brings with it an abundance of beauty and fragrance. In a similar manner as Christ breaks forth in our life we are called to bring forth His beauty and fragrance […]

Fifty Days

Fifty Days

The Greek word Pentecost means fiftieth. It was the Jewish “Feast of weeks”, also known as the “Feast of harvest”, being celebrated fifty days after Passover according to Leviticus 23:16, and came to be known as Pentecost. This was one of three annual festivals that every adult Jewish male was to celebrate in Jerusalem, so […]

A Mothers Prayers

A Mothers Prayers

There are not many prayers actually recorded in the Bible that were prayed by women, however there are numerous women whose life and accomplishments indicate they were women of prayer. One woman’s prayer that stands out is that of Hannah in 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2. She prayed earnestly for a child she could […]

Be Ready

Be Ready

In Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus teaches us about His return, likening it to a Hebrew marriage. The betrothal had been made, then during the engagement period the bride stayed at home with her parents and prepared her trousseau while the groom went to prepare a home for them. Jewish weddings usually took place at night, beginning […]

Encouragement

Encouragement

David and the men who had joined themselves with him along with their families were living in a town called Ziklag. While the men were away from home the Amalekites invaded the region burning Ziklag with fire and taking their families captive. In their grief the men seem to have blamed it on David and […]

Confidence

Confidence

In 1 John 5:14 the Amplified Bible reads, “And this is the confidence – the assurance … which we have in Him … that if we ask anything … according to His will …He listens and hears us.” But you may be asking, “How can I have confidence that what I am asking for is […]

“The Lord’s prayer”

“The Lord’s prayer”

Often the words in Matthew 6:9-13 are referred to as “the Lord’s prayer”. However these words are not really a prayer, but are a model teaching us how to structure a prayer. John 17, the basis of today’s meditation, is the real Lord’s Prayer where Jesus prayed for His followers, including you and me, verse […]

Help From Above

Help From Above

Psalm 121 begins with “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help” KJV. The punctuation in this version may be a little misleading; I rather like the ESV “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” What was in the Psalmists mind when […]

The Shepherd Psalm

The Shepherd Psalm

Perhaps Psalm 23 is the best known chapter in the Bible. It compares the loving care and provision of Father God to His children with that of a shepherd caring and providing for his sheep. He leads the sheep to places where every need they may have is supplied. The phrase ”He restores my soul” […]

Sorrow Turned Into Joy Following the death of a loved one there is great sadness and sorrow among family and close friends. It was no different when Jesus died, even though He had tried to forewarn them and tell them He would rise again (John 16:16-24; Mark 8:31) they had failed to grasp and fully […]