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26 January 2016

'Sovereign Lord, apart from you I quickly die, bereft of you I starve, far from you I thirst and droop, but you are all I need' Puritan Prayer As independent, self-sufficient people, we hate to admit that we are in need of anything. But truly our greatest need is one that we cannot remedy: to be made right with God (Romans 5:1, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9). Once and fo...

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19 January 2016

'Prepare the preacher before preparing the sermon.' Tim Keller You may not consider yourself a 'preacher' or our songs as 'sermons' but I think the principle still applies to those of us who lead corporate sung worship. Our hearts and lives must be prepared before our songs. Absolutely, know and practice the songs that will NEVER be discouraged! But if our only time in...

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12 January 2016

'It is a strange infatuation that we. Who have borrowed everything good from our Savoiur, should think of exalting ourselves.' - Spurgeon As we sang on Sunday, everything is a gift from God, the breath in our lungs is placed there by Him (James 1:17, Genesis 2:7, Psalm 139:14)! And if we are dependent on God for something as basic as our ability to breathe, how much more...

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5 January 2016

'The pressure is off for all of us to make a name for ourselves. Jesus has made a name for us already.' Tim Keller Let's start this year with a clear picture of our identity: known and loved child of God (Ephesians 2:4, Psalm 139, Galatians 3:26). We are those who's names are graven on His hand (Isaiah 49:16), who's hairs are numbered (Luke 12:7), who are called His frie...

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