David comes close to God and prayerfully stands against the opposition which has come with leadership

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Psalm 4   The 'fear' of God in a secure trusting relationship with Yahweh overcomes the fear of man. For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. A lament to God and prayer admonition in a situation … [Continue reading]

How well do we know God?

The calendar readings for Sunday, April 15 (Easter 3) as a Bible study for this week Zephaniah 3:14-20 – A time when God will rejoice over us Psalm 4 – Opposition calls for a close relationship with God Luke 24:36b-48 – Jesus' personal appearance … [Continue reading]

Bringing it together – the emerging message

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Tests of true believers RECAP Exodus 14:10-30, 15:20-21 – The test of faith for the impossible Psalm 133 – The test of togetherness John 20:19-31 – The test of believing without seeing 1 John 1:1-2:2 – The test of those who are … [Continue reading]

Tests of a true believer: Walking in the light, dealing with sin

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 1 John 1:1-2:2 If we walk in the light, we have fellowship. If we are transparent about our failings, our relationships with God and others prosper 1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen … [Continue reading]

Tests of a true believer: Thomas declares Jesus “My Lord and my God”

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 John 20:19-31 Receive the Holy Spirit: the disciples are commissioned and sent. An encounter with Jesus which is a spiritual foretaste of the Pentecost experience to come 19  On the evening of that first day of the week, when … [Continue reading]

Tests of true believers: unity

TUESDAY, APRIL 3 Psalm 133 Dwell together in unity... for there the Lord has promised His blessing. There is an anointing of God that comes on our togetherness in Him A song of ascents. Of David. The 15 Songs of Ascents (Psalm 120-Psalm 134) … [Continue reading]

Tests of true believers: The test of faith for the impossible

Readings this week Exodus 14:10-30, 15:20-21 – The test of faith Psalm 133 – The Test of togetherness John 20:19-31 – The test of believing without seeing 1 John 1:1-2:2 – The test of walking in relationship with God MONDAY, APRIL 2 Exodus … [Continue reading]

The emerging message – “He has gone ahead”

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 The emerging message RECAP Isaiah 25:6-9 Isaiah's prophecy of death being swallowed up for ever. People of the Lord of a future generation will say, "We trusted in Him and He saved us". Mark 16:1-8 Mark recounts how the sudden … [Continue reading]

The gospel has crossed the sea to Greek Macedonia

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Paul reminds the large Greek culture church He founded of the essentials of the gospel He himself received – Jesus who died for their sins is very much alive 1  Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind … [Continue reading]

The turning point: the Good News is for Gentile equally with Jew

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Acts 10:34-43 Peter, invited to the Roman officer's household, proclaims controversially that God does not show favouritism to His own nation of history, but receives those of any race or culture who turn to Him. 34  Then … [Continue reading]