There’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Learning From God's Word

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!In his great mercyhe has given us new birthinto a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4and into an inheritancethat can never perish, spoil or fade.This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,5who through faith are shielded by God’s poweruntil the coming of the salvationthat is ready to be revealedin the last time.6In all this you greatly rejoice,though now for a little whileyou may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.7These have come so that the proven genuinenessof your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may result in praise, glory and honorwhen Jesus Christ is revealed.8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you…

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Ezekiel 43:1-44:31; 1 Peter 2:4-24; Psalm 132:1-18

In Ezekiel, the priests are described in great detail. In 1 Peter 2:5, the Lord’s people are described as “a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” This description continues in 1 Peter 2:9 - “a royal priesthood ... a people belonging to God. To His people, God gives this call - …

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Daniel 1:1-2:23; 1 Peter 5:1-14; Psalm 134:1-3

Daniel’s praise, offered to God, in Daniel 2:20-23, highlights for us the direction from which blessing comes. It comes from above. What we do not have is given to us by God - “He gives” (Daniel 2:21), “You have given me” (Daniel 2:23). Daniel’s praise is echoed in Peter’s praise: “To Him be the power …

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Ezekiel 41:1-42:20; 1 Peter 1:1-2:3; Psalm 131:1-3

Ezekiel emphasizes that the Temple was to be built according to God’s pattern. Our lives are to be lived according to God’s pattern - “Be holy in all you do”, “Love one another deeply, from the heart” (1 Peter 1:15,22). The instructions for the building the Temple were precise. The instructions for our living in …

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The centrality of worship in the life of God’s people

Ezekiel 47:1-48:35; 1 Peter 4:1-19; Psalm 133:1-3 “The sanctuary will be in the centre of it ... In the centre of it will be the sanctuary of the Lord... the Temple sanctuary will be in the centre of them” (Ezekiel 48:8,10,21). Here, we have the centrality of worship in the life of God’s people. First …

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