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Look for God

Look for God
In everything
That happens.

Look for God,
So you will know
Which way to turn.

Look for God,
To find out
What he’s teaching you.

Look for God,
To see what you
Must learn.

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Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realise that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14; NLT).

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21; NIV).

Travel steadily along his path (Psalm 37:34; NLT).

When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow (James 1:3; NLT).

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The wrong path

Love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39; NIV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way (Matthew 7:13; NLT).

Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).

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There are many ways
To seek, and serve,
The Lord,

But unless they teach:
Love all,
Without exception,

In every thought,
And every word,
And every deed,

We can be sure
That we have chosen
The wrong path –

For love
Is the fulfilment
Of God’s law.

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Love everyone

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11; NIV).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Love everyone,
Exactly as they are –

For this is what
The Lord our God commands.

Love everyone,
Exactly as they are –

For this is what
His Son still teaches us.

Love everyone,
Exactly as they are –

For this is what
His Spirit most desires.

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Freedom

Instead, we will speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom’ (Isaiah 49:9; NLT).

In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free (Psalm 118:5; NLT).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).
Lord,
You teach, guide,
And inspire me.

You give me courage
To speak the truth with love.

You set me free from fear,
And give me life to the full.

Thank you for your healing,
And your love.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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FLOGGING

Flogging 

They will flog him with a whip and kill him, but on the third day he will rise again (Luke 18:33; NLT).

Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip (John 19:1; NLT).

They called in the apostles and had them flogged. Then they ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus, and they let them go. […] And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah” (Acts 5:40-42; NLT).

“For you will be treated as you treat others” (Matthew 7:2; NLT).

“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment” (Matthew 25:45-6; NLT).


Lord,
We can’t destroy
Freedom of thought
By flogging people
Whose ideas we don’t like;

But if we could,
What would it say about us,
And what punishment would await us
After our death?

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Message

Message

“You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind” (Luke 10:27; NLT).

“This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him”  (Luke 9:35; NLT).

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple, “ Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

“Love you neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
Your message is so simple –

All we need to do
Is love you,
Listen to you,
Talk to you honestly,
Follow your Son,
Forgive others,
And serve you
As best we can.

In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen.

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