Here are the notes from our previous study: Psalm 27 (Zetland 05-04-17)
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From time to time, during our Wednesday evening bible study and prayer meeting, we’ve been considering different aspects of Communion with God, with the help of John Owen’s book.
You can find an outline of our studies here:
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Jesus came to preach the good news of salvation…
Jesus came to set at liberty those who are oppressed
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:16-21).
Jesus came to call sinners to repentance
When the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Mark 2:16-17).
Jesus came to do his Father’s will
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day (John 6:37-39).
Jesus came to serve…
Jesus came to give his life as a ransom for many
Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:43-45).
Jesus came that we may have life…
Jesus came that we may have life abundantly
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly (John 10:9-10).
Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost
Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:8-10).
Jesus came to bring division
“I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:49-53).
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil…
Jesus came to destroy him who had the power of death
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:7-8).
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Hebrews 2:14-15).
Based upon a similar list by John Piper: www.desiringgod.org/articles/12-reasons-for-christmas.
Here are the latest studies from our occasional series about Christian Ethics:
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Last night, in our Bible Study and Prayer meeting, we thought about the apostle Paul’s description of love in 1 Corinthians 13.
You can see an outline of our study here: 1 Corinthians 13 (Zetland 11-03-15).
As part of our occasional series in the book of Acts, we looked at two unusual passages about the gift of the Holy Spirit.
You can read, download and print the outline of our discussion here:
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As part of our occasional midweek series on the Acts of the Apostles, we looked at two prominent features of prayer:
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We’ve begun a new occasional series in our midweek meetings, looking at prayer in the Acts of the Apostles. An outline of our first study is attached:
Please come and join us, if you are able. We meet at 7:45 pm every Wednesday in the church building.
In Psalm 57, David was in a desperate situation and yet his faith did not fail. He cried to God for mercy and then he firmly committed himself to praise.
Please take a brief look at the notes on this psalm:
Tomorrow, how will you awaken the dawn? Shouldn’t we resolve to follow David’s example?