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… discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come … Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
1 Timothy 4.7-8, 12
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Don’t stop believing

For those unaware, earlier this week, apocalyptic news sites began reporting of a claim by numerologist David Meade that the end of the world was going to be ushered in tomorrow (23 April) by the appearance of a mysterious Planet X (see related banner here). In case you might assume this is part of a comic-book superhero movie plotline, think again. A quick Google search will confirm that this is not fake news; but it could well be a fake speculation again, being that this is actually the sixth time Meade is claiming this since 2003.

Mark 13 aptly records Jesus’ teachings about the signs of the end times, and that no one except God the Father knows the day or hour when Christ will come again, ushering the end of the age (v. 32). Jesus reminds His disciples to watch out, to be on guard, and to stand firm.

I am preaching a sermon series at our youth ministry entitled “D is for Disciple,” focusing on growing in spiritual discontent or hunger for God and the things of God, nurturing our minds in spiritual discernment, and challenging our commitment to spiritual disciplines. In this day and age, with pervasive false teachings through pseudo-church groups or cults, floods of fake news on the Internet, and all forms of humanistic, post-modern and twisted philosophies and worldviews, our young people truly need discernment and wisdom from the Lord through His Word and Spirit.

Romans 12:2 reminds us not to follow or be conformed to the world’s pattern, but to be transformed by renewing our minds, testing and approving God’s good, pleasing and perfect will. Let us focus on the author and perfector of our faith, Jesus Christ, who is the only Way, Truth and Life. Whether the world ends tomorrow or not, we can have the full assurance that our lives are in God’s hands, God is sovereign, and we are to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.

The Almighty – Infinite God (Marvellous Saviour)
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:1-7 NASB
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Resurrection Sunday prayer

Dear Lord,
As the world focuses on Easter eggs & chocolate bunnies, as well as playing practical jokes on April Fool’s Day, as Christians and the Church, we focus on the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is risen; He is risen indeed!

A reminder from John Piper:

If we’re humble enough to be the small, hopeless sinner rescued by sovereign grace for his glory, the good news gets better, not worse. We will be far happier in a world that’s not centered on us. God had called him to die in love for you, but he went to please the Father — to do the Father’s will, to honor and magnify his wisdom, sovereignty, and love. Even Jesus’ resurrection and exaltation was for the glory of the Father.

Help the gospel never to get smaller in our lives. Help us to reflect and live for Your glory and Your gospel.

… you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. – 1 Corinthians 11:26 NASB

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes … – Romans 1:16 NASB

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