15th-21st June: Mark 2:13-3:35; Proverbs 4:1-9; Exodus 15:22-20:20

15th June: Mark 2:13-3:12 Jesus changes people. Levi became Matthew (14). He became 'a new creation' (2 Corinthians 5:17). The change of name marked his new birth (John 3:6). To be changed by Jesus you must recognize yourself as a sinner (17). There is a world of difference between legal obedience - 'old wine' - …

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Daily Devotional Readings: Year Three – June

1st June: Jeremiah 23:21-40 'I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied' (21). Before we can speak for God, we must take time to listen to Him. We dare not attempt to speak for God if we are not prepared …

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Daily Devotional Readings: Year One – June

1st June: Exodus 1:1-2:10 Things were difficult for Israel yet 'the more they were oppressed the more they multiplied' (12). Difficult times can be the making of God's people! Pharaoh (and Satan!) is murderously anxious about the growth of God's people (15-16; John 10:10). God is about to move in saving power - His 'midwives' …

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27th-31st May: Genesis 49-50; Matthew 28; Psalm 8

27th May: Genesis 49:1-27 Jacob blesses his sons, 'blessing each with the blessing suitable to him' (28). The most significant blessings are reserved for Joseph (22-26). This is not simply the blessing of Jacob. This is the blessing of 'the Mighty One of Jacob...the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel...the God of your father...God Almighty' (24-25). …

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20th-26th May: Genesis 46-48; Matthew 27; Proverbs 3:19-35

20th May: Genesis 46:1-34 Jacob goes to Egypt. There were three factors in Jacob's guidance: Inner desire - He wanted to see Joseph; Circumstances - Joseph wanted to see him and his sons were going to take him; God's Word - God told him to go. With God's command there was also His promise - …

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