Rahab (3)

'...You were redeemed from the empty way of life...with the precious blood of Christ...' 1 Peter 1:18-19 NIVWhat she trusted in, stood, when what everybody else trusted in, fell. What did Rahab trust in? Her morality? No, the Bible says she was a harlot. Her nationality? No, she was a Gentile, and therefore excluded from ...Read More

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Rahab (2)

'I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good...' Jeremiah 29:11 NLTWhile everybody else was preparing to fight, she was preparing to surrender. Somehow Rahab had heard about the things God had done for Israel; how He'd turned the Red Sea to a red carpet, converted rocks into ...Read More

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Rahab (1)

'By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish...' Hebrews 11:31 NKJVFor the next few days let's look at the story of Rahab the harlot. She lived in a doomed civilisation. God told Abraham, 'I give to you and your descendants...all the land of Canaan...' (Genesis 17:8 NKJV) Since Rahab lived on the 'wall' of Jericho, ...Read More

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Is God Disciplining You?

'The Lord disciplines those He loves...' Hebrews 12:6 NLTThe Bible says: 'Don't make light of the Lord's discipline, and don't give up when He corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those He loves...God is treating you as His own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God ...Read More

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God Is Giving You Another Chance

'...God has appointed another [future] for me...' Genesis 4:25 NKJVSatan's plan was to infect Adam with the virus of sin before his first son was born; that way he could get all the rest of us. And it almost worked. Cain, Adam's first son, murdered his brother Abel. But God wasn't finished. 'Adam knew his ...Read More

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Suffering Because Of…

'If anyone suffers...' 1 Peter 4:16 NKJVThe Bible says, 'Let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. For the time has come for ...Read More

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Step Out in Faith and Do It!

'We walk by faith, not by sight.' 2 Corinthians 5:7 KJVIt's not that you don't know this, it's that you keep forgetting it and need to be reminded of it: God can use you! Yes, the same God who worked through Moses and Esther, Deborah and Paul, works today through imperfect people like you and ...Read More

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Your Habits Determine Your Future

'...Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed...' Daniel 6:10 NIVYour habits either work for you or against you. Take any habit you practice, multiply it by 365 days, then multiply it by seventy or eighty years and you can write your own obituary. Simply stated: great people have great habits. ...Read More

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Stop Doubting Yourself

'...Draw your strength from Him...' Ephesians 6:10 AMPDon't be surprised when God calls you to step out in faith and do something you don't feel qualified to do. That tends to be His standard operating procedure. He does it so that you will lean more on Him, and less on yourself. Does that mean you ...Read More

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Your Golden Years (3)

'Even to your old age...will I carry you...' Isaiah 46:4 KJVGrowing old graciously should be one of your life's goals. You don't need to fear ageing, or try to gloss over your uneasiness about approaching it or attempt to cover up your anxiety. The story is told of a lady buying a new hat. When ...Read More

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Your Golden Years (2)

'...When I am old...You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.' Psalm 71:18, 21 NKJVWhen do the golden years begin? With your first grey hairs? When somebody says you remind them of their father instead of their brother? If you can still sleep-dream. If you can still work-plan. Take on new projects, ...Read More

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Your Golden Years (1)

'Cast me not off in the time of old age...' Psalm 71:9 KJVSometimes we joke about getting older and say things like, 'I'm thirty-nine, and holding,' meaning we don't want to turn forty and be considered 'old'. As long as you have a dream in your heart you will never be old. The Psalmist said: ...Read More

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