14
Aug 2022

In part 2 of this Psalm (vv.25-50) we see more evidence that David would have been speaking prophetically of Jesus, since even the Apostle Paul quoted some of these verses (see especially v.49) in Rom.15:9-13. Although the salvation and deliverances that David would have been primarily focusing on were temporal, we can see that his experiences would be a foreshadowing or a type of Christ’s Salvation that was to come. It is particularly amazing how David could foresee a day when The Nations or The Gentiles would come to the obedience of the LORD, just as Paul spoke......

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07
Aug 2022

From the work of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, there ought to be enough fuel to set our hearts on fire! That was the case of the two believers on The Road to Emmaus as the Risen Jesus spoke to them. It is also the case of others who had the Word of God burning within them, like Jeremiah or Ezekiel. And in the New Testament we meet Zacchaeus and the woman with the alabaster jar of perfume, whose lives were no doubt changed by meeting Jesus. He forgave them, and......

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31
Jul 2022

In this Psalm of love and praise to the Lord, David thanks the LORD for delivering and rescuing him from all his enemies and especially from Saul. But David uses either hyperbole or imaginative language to describe how the LORD acts towards him. Could David have been prophesying the events of the death and burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ? William McDonald certainly thinks so in his commentary! Or is David simply using his imagination to describe how God acts in a spiritual sense? Whatever the case, we can look......

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24
Jul 2022

A great testimony from a former “Jehovah’s Witness” of God’s saving and healing power! Bertie had been raised a Roman Catholic, then studied with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, although never fully committing himself. Due to the onset of restrictions brought about by COVID 19, Bertie found himself studying the Bible on his own without the aid of The Watchtower. Anyway, listen to his testimony, or watch the video on Youtube. To do so, click on this link!...

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17
Jul 2022

Not only did David have confidence in the Lord to answer prayer, he also knew that he was saved and would see the Lord’s face one day, when he would awake in His likeness. Obviously there are major themes here that parallel our experience in the New Testament, and that show that David had a sure confidence beyond the grave, just as believers today have through Jesus Christ (See 1 John 3:1-3). To watch the full church service, just click on this link to open in YouTube....

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03
Jul 2022

This was a very interesting end to this chapter. Lets say that there are basically 3 sections to it, starting off with the question or request by some of the scribes and Pharisees, when they asked Jesus to give them “a sign“(v.38). But of course Jesus had been performing signs, wonders and miracles all along. In fact, even earlier in this chapter (vv.9-14), Jesus had healed a man with a withered arm, and a man who was demon-possessed, blind, and mute (vv.22-23). Were these “signs” just not good enough for these scribes and Pharisees? Or......

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26
Jun 2022

This morning brother Larry O’Mahoney shared on the actions of The Good Samaritan, who is a great example to us of how Jesus saved and healed us when we were “dead in sins” or in the story found in Luke 10, where the man was found “half dead“; but we get the picture. And believers too are to act the part of Samaritans or Christians towards those we find in life who have been robbed and hurt, and left for dead, without hope and without God in this world! For the full video of today’s church service, click on this link!...

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19
Jun 2022

aIn this section of this chapter we see fresh hostilities between The Pharisees and Jesus. This time Jesus healed a man who was demon-possessed, and who was blind and mute. The miracle was so great that many really considered the possibility that Jesus really was ‘The Messiah‘ or Son of David. But not The Pharisees. They really stooped to new lows here when they said that Jesus was in cahoots or in league with the Devil, Beelzebub, or Lord or the flies, or Lord of the Dung Hill. Jesus demonstrated that this......

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12
Jun 2022

Matthew 12:15-21 paints an accurate picture of the kind of leader that Jesus was. He was no rabble-rouser, ringleader, or trouble maker. Rather He was gentle and would win His victory by going about things that pleased His Father. God anointed Jesus not only to heal the sick, fulfilling Isa.53:4, but also to show that rather than break the bruised reeds and snuff out the smoking flax, representing broke and hurting people, He would bring HOPE and VICTORY, not only to His people Israel, but also in fulfilment of Isa.42:1-4, to bring Justice to the Gentiles,......

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29
May 2022

We saw in Matt.11:29-30 that Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me…For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” We know that in comparison, the Pharisees would place burdens on the people that were too hard to bear (See Matt.23:4; Acts 15:10). And to see this kind of dynamic in action, all we have to do is look at Matt.12:1-14. First we see Jesus and His disciples innocently walking through grain fields on the Sabbath day, and eating the odd handful of grain. This was actually right within the requirements of the law, as seen......

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