The ascended Lord. The waiting church

Going deeper into the beginning I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks, And I bent down to them and fed them. Hosea 11:4   Read 1 John 2:24—29 My life experience may have been a little different from those this letter was first written to. I mean that my earliest…

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The ascended Lord. The waiting church

On standing firm Search me, O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my thoughts. Psalm 139:23   Read Luke 12:8—12 Perhaps I have been able to close the front door tonight and get out my prayer book and be quite secure against any challenge that would tempt me to deny my faith…

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The ascended Lord. The waiting church

A future with hope The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in From this time on and forevermore. Psalm 121:8   Read Jeremiah 29:11—14 These words have a reassuring ring in my ears, ‘a future with hope,’ ‘I will hear you,’ ‘I will let you find me,’ ‘I will restore your fortunes,’…

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The ascended Lord. The praying church

Prayer for fellow Christians Will he not with him Also give us everything else? Romans 8:32   Read Ephesians 1:15—23 Tonight as I come to engage in my poor evening prayers I am given a lesson in prayer by the great apostle. I should look again over this passage. As I do this I should…

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The ascension of our Lord

Prepared for witness The Lord has made known his victory; He has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. Psalm 98:2   Read Mark 16:14—20 Footnotes in my Bible indicate that these verses may have been added later to the Gospel and therefore put into Jesus’ mouth. But if so, I know from…

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Easter season: The praying church

He intercedes for us Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Psalm 24:3   Read John 17:13—17 Even as I gather my thoughts at the end of the day I turn to remember — I cannot fully picture this — that the Lord ever lives to…

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Easter season: The praying church

The prayer of the righteous How very good and pleasant it is When kindred live together in unity! Psalm 133:1   Read James 5:13—18 There’s a lot to take into my prayer life from these few verses. Some I can do alone in a prayer time such as this. I can pray in my suffering.…

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Easter season: The praying church

Speaking to the mountain From life’s first cry to final breath Jesus commands my destiny. Keith Getty & Stewart Townend   Read Mark 11:22—26 I come to the end of the day. Is there any mountain that rears up before me? That will block my path to sleep? That overwhelms? That I can only pretend…

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