Luke 19:28-41. What was the significance of the ‘triumphal entry’? This extraordinary event was full of prophetic fulfilment, such as Jesus riding the colt, the foal of a donkey. Yet, the huge crowd following Jesus at this event had seriously misunderstood Jesus’ mission and the people of Jerusalem had not recognised ‘the day of their […]

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Behold Your King (Palm Sunday)

Zech 9:9. The “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem, although accompanied with celebrations from his disciples, stood in the shadow of the cross. Nevertheless, being hailed as King was the fitting entrance and a fulfilment of prophecy. The Jewish Leaders told him to rebuke His disciples, but He did not, for Messiah-King was finally here! […]

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Luke 9:17-36. During Jesus’ public ministry people had to make conclusions about the identity of Jesus. Many offered suggestions on who He might be, but Jesus asked his disciples what they believed and who they thought he was. While the Jewish leaders had hardened their hearts in unbelief, the disciples had come to believe that […]

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Our Place in God’s Story

Neh 7:1-73. Often we can lose sight of our purpose & identity as Christians. This happened to God’s people, Israel, time and time again. Nehemiah needed to show his generation that they were part of God’s continuing story and plan. This was now their time and chapter to move forward by faith. May we also […]

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Prayer, Providence & The Work of God

Neh 2:1-10. Nehemiah & Ezra are careful to recognize that it was God’s Hand working behind the scenes that causes them to prosper to return and rebuild. May we also be discerning and aware of how God hears our prayers, opens and closes doors, turns hearts, and makes a way for us in his time […]

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Rebuilding Begins with Prayer

Neh 1:4-11. As Nehemiah set his heart and mind to Jerusalem, with a desire to see the wall rebuilt, he started with prayer. As we consider God’s work of rebuilding in our own lives, our church, our community, and our land, let us be moved to pray to prepare the way.

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A Time to Rebuild

Introducing our Series from The Book of Nehemiah, “A Time to Rebuild”, we explore the need in post-exilic Jerusalem to be rebuilt and how that pictures the need we have as believers to be rebuilt, revived, and renewed again and again. Many of us have time and areas in our lives where the walls and […]

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There is only One Gospel

Gal 2:1-10. In light of opposition to his ministry, Paul demonstrates that both his apostleship and his gospel came directly from The Lord. He also shows that the apostles in Jerusalem, unlike the false teachers from there, believed the same gospel. There is only one gospel, the gospel of grace.

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The Rise & Fall of The Anti-Christ

Dan 11:35-45. In this detailed prophecy, we explore the reign of that last gentile King, the man of Sin. We consider his rise to power, desecration of the temple, persecution against the Jews, rebellion against God, and intimate demise at the return of Christ. How important it is, as disciples and students of the Bible, […]

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New Beginnings

Ezra 3:1-13. The Remnant have returned to Jerusalem and now it’s time to build. Under the stars, in the rubble, the first thing they do is build an altar to God in thanksgiving and worship Him for this new beginning back in The Promised Land. Our God is a God of new beginnings.

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