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As requested by a number of you, herewith a few books that I strongly recommend.

The Case for the Psalms:Why they are Essential - N.T.Wright

Journey to the Common Good - Walter Brueggemann

Gagging Jesus: Things Jesus said we wish he hadn't - Phil Moore

Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God - Bob Kauflin

The Writings of the New Testament : An Interpretation - Luke Timothy Johnson

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Home DAILY DEVOTIONS Daily Devotions Learn from the past but refuse to live by it.
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Written by Grant Nuss   
Thursday, 15 December 2016 14:55

Isaiah 43:18; “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”

As we enter another year in our lives of challenges, new beginnings, opportunities, adventures, and great prospects, perhaps we need change our outlooks as we do. Many of us are not able to enjoy the present or prepare for tomorrow and New Year because we are still living in the past. Warren Wiersbe states that; “You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you down. We must learn from the past but not live in the past.” Thomas Holdcroft seems to nail it by stating that; “The past is a guide post, not a hitching post.” Worth thinking about – perhaps it’s a great opportunity for all us to give ourselves a ‘check-up from the neck-up’! One thing we know for certain, every single day going forward with God is fresh. It is for us to now set our past assumptions of Him aside and venture with Him, because what we have seen from Him in the past is absolutely nothing compared to what He is going to do!


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