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23 January, 2022Ian Reid

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The Cost of not Praying - Part 2 The Cost of not following Jesus - 22 May 2022

22 May, 2022 Ian Reid

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May 22             The Cost of not….Praying           Matthew 6:5-13

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’


The Goodness of God - Isaiah 40 - Part 2 - 15 May 2022

15 May, 2022 Raymod Wilson

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Isaiah 40: 18- 31 New International Version


With whom, then, will you compare God?

    To what image will you liken him?


As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,

    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold

    and fashions silver chains for it.


A person too poor to present such an offering

    selects wood that will not rot;

they look for a skilled worker

    to set up an idol that will not topple.


Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

Has it not been told you from the beginning?

    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?


He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

    and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.


He brings princes to naught

    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.


No sooner are they planted,

    no sooner are they sown,

    no sooner do they take root in the ground,

than he blows on them and they wither,

    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.


“To whom will you compare me?

    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.


Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:

    Who created all these?

He who brings out the starry host one by one

    and calls forth each of them by name.

Because of his great power and mighty strength,

    not one of them is missing.


Why do you complain, Jacob?

    Why do you say, Israel,

“My way is hidden from the Lord;

    my cause is disregarded by my God”?


Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

    the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

    and his understanding no one can fathom.


He gives strength to the weary

    and increases the power of the weak.


Even youths grow tired and weary,

    and young men stumble and fall;


but those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

    they will run and not grow weary,

    they will walk and not be faint.


The Goodness of God - Isaiah 40 - Part 1 - 8 May 2022

8 May, 2022 Raymod Wilson

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Isaiah 40: 9-17 New International Version

You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain.

You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout,

lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”


See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm.

See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.


He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;

he gently leads those that have young.


Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?

Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?


Who can fathom the Spirit[b] of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor?


Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way?

Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?


Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales;

he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.


Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.


Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless

and less than nothing.