Thur, Dec 14: Hear and test the prophetic word

The Living Word Bible study for Sunday, December 17, 2017 (wk50) Mon, Dec 11: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Tue, Dec 12: Psalm 126, Luke 1:46-55 Wed, Dec 13: John 1: 6-8, 19-28 Thur, Dec 14: 1 Thess 5:16-24 Fri, Dec 15: The emerging message 1 Thess. … [Continue reading]

Wed, Dec 13: John says get ready for the One to follow Him

John 1: 6-8, 19-28 The announcement of God's next move comes with immediacy – and mixed responses 6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. This is the apostle John writing about John the Baptist. 7 He came as a witness to … [Continue reading]

Tue, Dec 12: God looks for our praise and dependence on Him

Psalm 126 – A song of ascents If the Lord was able to do it before, He can do it again Readings from New International Version (NIV) 1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. The immediate application of … [Continue reading]

Mon, Dec 11: Anointing of both authority and servanthood

The Living Word Bible study for Sunday, December 17, 2017 (wk50) Mon, Dec 11: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Tue, Dec 12: Psalm 126, Luke 1:46-55 Wed, Dec 13: John 1: 6-8, 19-28 Thur, Dec 14: 1 Thess 5:16-24 Fri, Dec 15: The emerging message Isaiah … [Continue reading]

Fri, Dec 8: Holy and godly – but not as we have known it

The emerging message Our call to a holy and godly life – but not as we have known it What does a holy and godly life look like? Awe, reverence, a pattern of life by which believers are distinctive – many different expressions of this have had their … [Continue reading]

Thur, Dec 7: The Lord’s desire – none to perish, all to come to repentance

2 Peter 3:8-14 Our time frame and God's eternal time frame work in different ways, as God holds out opportunity for people to get right with Him – but when that encounter comes, what will He find us doing? 8-9 But do not forget this one thing, … [Continue reading]

Wed, Dec 6: Prepare the way! The Lord is coming right after me

Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist, last of the Old Testament prophets, takes up Isaiah's and Malachi's announcement of the Good News in the style of Elijah. 1-3 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in … [Continue reading]

Tue, Dec 5: Is revival a conditional promise?

Psalm 85:1-13 Listening to God's promise of peace for those that fear Him – and hearing a promise of revival? 1 You, Lord, showed favour to your land; You restored the fortunes of Jacob. 2-3 You forgave the iniquity of Your people and covered … [Continue reading]

Mon, Dec 4: Good News of enduring salvation

Isaiah 40:1-11 God announces through the prophet Isaiah Good News of enduring salvation 1 Comfort, comfort [i.e. comfort greatly, emphasised] My people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to [lit. speak to the heart of, encourage] Jerusalem [the … [Continue reading]

Teaching of the week: for Sunday, Dec 3

Friday, December 1 Be ready! Working with God's gifts for His mission, and cleaning up the house ready for His return. Advent remembers when God visited earth, incarnate, as Jesus the Christ, born in Bethlehem; together with the promise that He … [Continue reading]