Samuel was displeased with their request for a king; so he prayed to the LORD, and the LORD said, ‘Listen to everything the people say to you. You are not the one they have rejected; I am the one they have rejected as their king. Ever since I brought them out of Egypt, they have… Read more
‘Abraham said, “Your brothers have Moses and the prophets to warn them; your brothers should listen to what they say.” The rich man answered, “That is not enough, father Abraham! But if someone were to rise from death and go to them, then they would turn from their sins.” But Abraham said, “If they will… Read more
The LORD sets prisoners free and gives sight to the blind. He lifts those who have fallen; he loves his righteous people. He protects the strangers who live in our land; he helps widows and orphans, but takes the wicked to their ruin. (verses 7b-9) Read Psalm 146 The Lord God is the only lasting… Read more
The Covenant Box of the LORD stayed in Kiriath Jearim a long time, some twenty years. During this time all the Israelites cried to the LORD for help. Samuel said to the people of Israel, ‘If you are going to turn to the LORD with all your hearts, you must get rid of all the… Read more
As she was dying, the women helping her said to her, ‘Be brave! You have a son!’ But she paid no attention and did not answer. She named the boy Ichabod, explaining, ‘God’s glory has left Israel’—referring to the capture of the Covenant Box and the death of her father-in-law and her husband. ‘God’s glory… Read more
When the survivors came back to camp, the leaders of Israel said, ‘Why did the Lord let the Philistines defeat us today? Let’s go and bring the LORD’S Covenant Box from Shiloh, so that he will go with us and save us from our enemies.’ So they sent messengers to Shiloh and got the Covenant… Read more
Wendy Sherwell and Lorraine Janetzki from St Paul’s Nhill were returning from a visit to the first Christmas tree exhibition at St Stephen Lutheran Church, Rainbow, when they were inspired to share the true meaning of Christmas with their local community.
Yirara College was honoured to be chosen to host His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, acknowledging the 60th anniversary of the award in Australia.