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Use Your Common Sense

‘God blesses everyone who has wisdom and common sense.’ Proverbs 3:13 CEV The key to success lies in doing the right thing at the right time. Theologian Tryon Edwards said, ‘Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place… you’ll not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (5)

‘The Lord looks at the heart.’ 1 Samuel 16:7 NLT Pastor and author John MacArthur says: ‘Jesus’ exposition of the law is a devastating blow against the lie that image is everything. Secret sin is especially abhorrent because: (1) God sees the heart. In fact, if we realised He’s the only audience we’d be less …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (4)

‘You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.’ Psalm 32:5 NLT David said, ‘I confessed all my sins to You… And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.’ Julie Ann Barnhill writes: ‘If you’re tired of pretending you have it all together, it’s time to act. For too long Christian women in particular have …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (3)

‘You will rebuild those houses left in ruins for years.’ Isaiah 58:12 CEV Lie number two: God won’t use you now. Julie Ann Barnhill continues: ‘Women long to have their lives count for something more eternal than their jean size, or updated qualifications on a CV. Yet many times we judge ourselves by these superficial …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (2)

‘You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins.’ Proverbs 28:13 GNT Julie Ann Barnhill continues: ‘The “father of lies” (John 8:44 NIV) wants us to believe there are things we’ve done that can make God’s love for us end. And on occasion I’ve swallowed three of his favourite lies. Lie …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (1)

‘There is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.’ Luke 12:2 NKJV Inspirational speaker Julie Ann Barnhill writes: ‘I tend to be a stealthy sinner—a cloistered screw-up. Most of my life I’ve managed to fly under the radar… to keep 99.9 per cent of such things hidden. As …Read More

Nurture Your Children

‘Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.’ Ephesians 6:4 KJV We keep being shocked by stories of children killing teachers and other children in school, and then turning the gun on themselves. Two boys, aged twelve and thirteen, beat a man to death outside a convenience store just for the pleasure …Read More

Why Go To Church?

‘Christ loved the church.’ Ephesians 5:25 NIV The story’s told of a mother, who woke her son one Sunday morning and said, ‘Get up—you’re late for church!’ He replied, ‘I don’t want to go. I’ve no friends there, the music’s awful, and the sermons are boring!’ The woman replied, ‘You’ve got to go—you’re the pastor!’ …Read More

Learning From The Prodigal Son

‘Father, I have sinned.’ Luke 15:18 NIV The prodigal son didn’t get into trouble until he left the safety of his father’s house. Jesus pointed out four things about him: (1) ‘He wasted his substance.’ Satan is a fraudster. If you heed his call to come out and play, you’ll end up losing the very …Read More

Overcoming Your Fears (3)

‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.’ Hebrews 13:6 NIV Let’s look at two more common fears: (1) Fear of not being good enough. It’s not about being as good as others; it’s about being yourself! Stop comparing yourself to other people and instead spend your time discovering your God-given strengths. You …Read More

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