Start the New Year Right

‘...forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another...’ Colossians 3:13 NIV Start the New Year right! Let go of any old grudges that are weighing you down! Philip Yancey describes forgiveness as an unnatural act and says, ‘You don’t find dolphins...

Put Your Faith to Work (4)

‘...Your faith has made you well.’ Luke 17:19 NKJV Let’s look again at the ten people with leprosy Jesus healed. The disease decreases your sensitivity so that you can easily and permanently damage your body. But notice, Jesus didn’t lay hands on them or pray for...

Put Your Faith to Work (3)

‘...Your faith has made you well.’ Luke 17:19 NKJV Luke records: ‘As He… passed through… Samaria… there met Him ten… lepers, who… lifted up their voices and said, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ So when He saw them, He said… ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’...

Put Your Faith to Work (2)

‘...Your faith has made you well.’ Luke 17:19 NKJV The Syrian army had surrounded the city of Samaria and its population was dying of starvation. Having lived off scraps of bread that folks threw over the wall each day, four lepers quickly realised that they were in...

Put Your Faith to Work (1)

‘...Your faith has made you well.’ Luke 17:19 NKJV We become so engrossed in what we see, feel and hear, that we operate within our natural senses rather than our spiritual ones. ‘Through your faith, God is protecting you by His power.’ (1 Peter 1:5 NLT) Your ‘faith’...

Get Down on Your Knees

‘Now there were…shepherds...’ Luke 2:8 NKJV The Christmas story goes like this: ‘There were… shepherds… keeping watch over their flocks by night. And behold an angel of the Lord stood before them… The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good...

Simeon

‘I can die in peace… I have seen the Saviour.’ Luke 2:29–30 TLB The Bible says: ‘There was a man named Simeon who lived in Jerusalem. He was a righteous man and very devout… and he eagerly expected the Messiah to come… The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would...

The Truth of the Virgin Birth

‘The virgin will…give birth to a son...’ Matthew 1:23 NIV Heaven announced the birth of Jesus in these words: ‘The virgin will… give birth to a son, and… call Him Immanuel—which means, “God with us.”’ Isn’t it ironic that the first people to question the miracle of...

Don’t Be Afraid of Failure (4)

‘A righteous man may fall seven times and rise again...’ Proverbs 24:16 NKJV Solomon writes: ‘Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.’ (Proverbs 14:4 NLT) If you insist on always having a nice neat barn, you’ll have an empty...

Don’t Be Afraid of Failure (3)

‘A righteous man may fall seven times and rise again...’ Proverbs 24:16 NKJV The Psalmist wrote: ‘Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your Word.’ (Psalm 119:67 NKJV) By doing it the wrong way, he eventually learned to do it the right way. The truth...

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Thoughts On Giving (2)

‘If it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously.’ Romans 12:8 NIV The Bible says; ‘We have different gifts… If a man’s gift is… contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously.’ (Romans 12:6–8 NIV) Every believer receives grace for...

Hal tentang Memberi (2)

‘Siapa yang membagi-bagikan sesuatu, hendaklah ia melakukannya dengan hati yang ikhlas.’ Roma 12:8  Alkitab berkata; 'Kita mempunyai karunia yang berlain-lainan… Jika karunia itu adalah untuk … membagi-bagikan sesuatu, hendaklah ia melakukannya dengan hati yang...

Thoughts On Giving (1)

‘See that you abound in this grace also.’ 2 Corinthians 8:7 NKJV Paul writes, ‘As you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.’ What’s Paul talking about here? Giving! God...

Hal tentang Memberi (1)

‘Hendaknya kamu kaya dalam pelayanan kasih ini.’ 2 Korintus 8:7  Paulus menulis, 'Maka sekarang, sama seperti kamu kaya dalam segala sesuatu, --dalam iman, dalam perkataan, dalam pengetahuan, dalam kesungguhan untuk membantu, dan dalam kasihmu terhadap...

Think More About Others (3)

‘Not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many.’ 1 Corinthians 10:33 NKJV Here’s a group you don’t want to be part of: ‘In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.’...

Pikirkan Lebih Banyak Tentang Orang Lain (3)

‘Bukan untuk kepentingan diriku, tetapi untuk kepentingan orang banyak.’ 1 Kor 10:33  Inilah kelompok yang Anda tidak ingin menjadi bagian darinya: 'Ketahuilah bahwa pada hari-hari terakhir akan datang masa yang sukar. Manusia akan mencintai dirinya sendiri dan...

Think More About Others (2)

‘He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.’ Proverbs 19:17 NKJV Here are four ways in which you can express kindness and generosity towards others. (1) Giving your time. Giving a few hours of your time to someone,...

Pikirkan Lebih Banyak Tentang Orang Lain (2)

‘Siapa menaruh belas kasihan kepada orang yang lemah, memiutangi TUHAN, yang akan membalas perbuatannya itu.’ Amsal 19:17  Berikut adalah empat cara di mana Anda dapat mengekspresikan kebaikan dan kemurahan hati terhadap orang lain.(1) Memberikan waktu Anda....

Think More About Others (1)

‘How can the love of God be in that person?’ 1 John 3:17 NKJV On a scale of one to ten, how often do you think about the needs of others and try to meet them? Before you answer, read this: ‘If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but...

Pikirkan Lebih Banyak Tentang Orang Lain (1)

‘Bagaimanakah kasih Allah dapat tetap di dalam dirinya?’ 1 Yohanes 3:17  Dalam skala satu sampai sepuluh, seberapa sering Anda memikirkan kebutuhan orang lain dan mencoba memenuhinya? Sebelum Anda menjawab, baca ini: 'Jika seseorang memiliki harta benda dan melihat...

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