Walking on Water (4)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV There are many good reasons for stepping out of the boat and trying something new, or something you may have failed at before. It’s the only way to develop faith, it’s the alternative to being average, and it’s...

Walking on Water (3)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV Peter discovered what we all discover in our walk with God: just because you sink doesn’t mean you’re sunk. Here are two reasons why. First, failing doesn’t make you a failure, quitting does. Failure is just a...

Walking on Water (2)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV When Peter was certain it was Jesus who was calling him, he left the security of the boat and entrusted himself to the power of God. So far, so good. ‘But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was...

Walking on Water (1)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV The disciples were out fishing one night when a huge storm struck. About 3 a.m. they were terrified by a figure approaching them on the water. ‘...Immediately Jesus spoke… “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be...

Serving ‘with Gladness’

‘Serve…with gladness...’ Psalm 100:2 NKJV Anything God gives you is first a gift to enjoy, then a seed to sow. Do you have a good education? Leadership ability? More money than you need? God has given you seeds, so sow them. There are basically three kinds of people:...

Become God’s Friend (3)

‘...I have called you friends...’ John 15:15 NKJV If you’re serious about becoming God’s friend you must choose to obey Him! Jesus said, ‘If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love...’ (John 15:10 NKJV) You say, ‘But if I fail, does that mean God won’t...

Become God’s Friend (2)

‘...I have called you friends...’ John 15:15 NKJV Another step in developing your friendship with God is choosing to be honest with Him! God doesn’t expect you to be perfect, but He does expect you to be honest. If perfection was a requirement not one of us would...

Become God’s Friend (1)

‘...I have called you friends...’ John 15:15 NKJV Friendship with God is maintained and strengthened through constant talking with Him (prayer) and studying His Word. You can’t be God’s friend and not know what He says. You can’t love God unless you know Him, and...

In spite of everything—He loves you!

‘His unfailing love…is as great as the height of the heavens above.’ Psalm 103:11 NLT No matter what the other disciples told him about the resurrection, Thomas wanted to see for himself—so for seven days he waited. He needed firsthand evidence. And Jesus gave it to...

Trust God and Keep Going

‘...Gideon…crossed over, exhausted but still in pursuit.’ Judges 8:4 NKJV Are you thinking of quitting? You once thought you could make a difference but now the criticism and discouragement others have poured on you has washed away that belief. Don’t adjust your...

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Taking Responsibility And Risks (1)

‘The vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come.’ Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV Missionary evangelist Daniel Kolenda writes: ‘We can easily become frustrated if we don’t...

It’s A Necessary Part Of The Process

‘I will instruct you.’ Psalm 32:8 NKJV Why are you still here? When Jesus saved you, why didn’t He simply take you to Heaven to be with Him? Because He’s not only interested in your final destination; He wants to do a work in you and through you on the way to it. We...

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed Today?

‘I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.’ Jeremiah 45:3 NLT Some of the people we admire in Scripture experienced times when they felt ‘worn out’, yet unable to rest. Jeremiah said, ‘I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven’t I had enough pain already? And now...

Understanding The Stages Of Your Vision

‘In due season He will honour you.’ Psalm 37:34 TLB In farming, there’s a time for sowing, a time for growing, and a time to harvest. Same in God’s Kingdom. One missionary tells of hearing a group of seasoned leaders discussing their shared experiences from which a...

Seek His Help Today

‘The Spirit also helps our weakness.’ Romans 8:26 NASB Paul writes: ‘The Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what...

The Holy Spirit Is Your ‘Helper’

‘The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things.’ John 14:26 ESV Jesus said, ‘The Helper, the Holy Spirit… will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.’ So the Holy Spirit has...

Know Who’s Guiding You

‘Let the Holy Spirit guide your lives.’ Galatians 5:16 NLT Dr Charles Stanley says: ‘During a photographic trip my group had been travelling up a trail for almost three hours, and I began to have a funny feeling that we were going in the wrong direction. I asked the...

Finishing Strong In Ministry (4)

‘Appoint leaders for the churches in each town.’ Titus 1:5 CEV The fourth issue you find among leaders who leave the ministry is this: they teach others how to build strong families without necessarily knowing how to build one themselves. Or they’re not willing to pay...

Finishing Strong In Ministry (3)

‘Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock.’ Acts 20:28 NKJV Another issue leaders often grapple with is: knowing how to feed others spiritually, but not themselves. Before leaving the church at Ephesus for the last time, Paul gathered its leaders together and...

Finishing Strong In Ministry (2)

‘I face the daily pressure of my concern for all the churches.’ 2 Corinthians 11:28 NIV Over 50% of church leaders leave the ministry. Let’s look at another reason why. They love people, but can’t handle the pressure. We like to talk about the power of the New...