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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How To Walk By Faith

‘Walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.’ Romans 4:12 NKJV The Bible talks about those ‘who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.’ How do you walk like that? (1) Abraham believed ‘God, who gives life to the dead and...

The Truth About Money

‘Do not overwork to be rich.’ Proverbs 23:4 NKJV Having more money can give you more opportunities to do good in the world. Jesus said, ‘This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.’ (Matthew...

How To Fight—And Win

‘Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called.’ 1 Timothy 6:12 NKJV Here are six proven Bible strategies for defeating the enemy when he comes against you. (1) Think boldly. ‘Fight the good fight of faith… to which you were...

Be Resilient (2)

‘In all these things we are more than conquerors.’ Romans 8:37 NKJV If you conclude that your best days are over—they are. If you think they’re ahead—they are. After losing his job with a Fortune 500 company, Leonard was fearful and depressed. Then it occurred to him...

Be Resilient (1)

‘We may be knocked down but we are never knocked out!’ 2 Corinthians 4:9 PHPS Like trees that bend in the wind, resilient people gain strength from adversity because they know how to do these five things: (1) Stay connected. Solomon said, ‘Two are better than one… If...

God Wants You To Succeed (4)

‘For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.’ Joshua 1:8 NKJV In Scripture the word ‘success’ simply means knowing and doing God’s will for your life. It’s that simple! For Joshua, success meant entering the Promised Land,...

God Wants You To Succeed (3)

‘You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; You put everything under their feet.’ Psalm 8:6 NIV How can you know God wants you to succeed in life? Three reasons: (1) Because He created you. In Genesis God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our...

God Wants You To Succeed (2)

‘I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.’ 3 John 1:2 NKJV Jesus said, ‘What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?’ (Mark 8:36 NKJV) And to drive home His point, He told the story of a...

God Wants You To Succeed (1)

‘All these things shall be added to you.’ Matthew 6:33 NKJV Some people think that God’s sole purpose is to save their soul, help them become as morally upright and as spiritually mature as possible, and one day take them to Heaven to live with Him. And in a sense...

Change Your Attitude!

‘Having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude.’ Ephesians 4:23 AMPC We can learn a lot about the importance of a good attitude by looking at the children of Israel. It’s estimated that about 1.5 million Israelites came out of Egypt. God delivered them from slavery and...