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2018: Learning (Experiencing) Jesus

Praise God for a new year. 2017 is gone and 2018 has come.
Happy New Year, just learnt that in Welsh you say Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, we'll come back to that :)

Matthew 11:25-30.

In the gospel we see themes such as Jesus calls His disciples, Jesus healing the sick, Jesus talks to the Samaritan woman, The Beatitudes, ... The whole of the gospels could as well be wrapped up in the title 'The Jesus experience'.

In the passage, Jesus makes his first recorded invitation to experiencing the rest and life which He gives. And He points out that as we learn of Him we continue to find that rest - unique experience. (John 6:53-55).

Revelations 22:17 points to the recorded last invitation: The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”.
As we experience this fellowship by the Spirit we are tuned in to echo what is the mind of Christ (and of the Father) - Matthew 11:25-27. In the joy of that experience, we can say 'Come!' to the unsaved.

May our year be filled with the experience of the presence and power of God, as we open the Word to learn afresh at the feet of Jesus. And I pray that God guides you into all that He has in store for you this year, in Jesus name, Amen.

God bless you exceedingly.

PS. About that Welsh Happy New Year, it's pronounced roughly as though saying blued in noweda. So, go forth and make some new Welsh friends.


2018 Key Passages:
Isaiah 58, Psalm 46, Matthew 11, Ephesians 4:17-5:20, 1 John 3,4.

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