Courage (3)

'...There is a greater power with us than with him.' 2 Chronicles 32:7 NIVDavid was bringing food to his brothers at the battlefront when he saw Goliath. He wasn't thinking of becoming a hero, he just seized an opportunity other soldiers only dream about. Opportunities will catch you by surprise, and if you're not alert ...Read More

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Courage (2)

'Rise up; this matter is in your hands...take courage and do it.' Ezra 10:4 NIVPastor Andy Stanley writes: 'I keep a little card in my desk that reads: "Dream no small dreams, for they stir not the hearts of men." More than once that simple statement has kept me from retreating from my dreams. I ...Read More

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Courage (1)

'Come, follow Me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.' Mark 1:17 NIVIf you want to experience God's blessing in a new way, get ready to leave your comfort zone. When Jesus called His disciples they were on familiar turf, doing what they knew best: fishing. But they couldn't stay there and ...Read More

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The Truth about the Truth (2)

'...You desire truth in the inward parts...' Psalm 51:6 NKJVIf we're brutally honest, we'd have to admit that sometimes the truth seems inadequate to do what we need done. We want our bosses to like us, so we flatter. We want our friends to admire us, so we exaggerate. We want people to respect us, ...Read More

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The Truth about the Truth (1)

'...You desire truth in the inward parts...' Psalm 51:6 NKJVAccording to Psychology Today, more people say they have cheated on their marriage partners than on their income tax returns or expense accounts. Nearly half say that if they scratched another car in the parking lot they would drive away without leaving a note, although 89 ...Read More

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Keep Trying

'...Well done, good and faithful servant...' Matthew 25:23 NKJVIn Discipleship Journal Paul Thigpen writes: 'I remember coming home one afternoon to discover that the kitchen I had worked so hard to clean only a few hours before, was now a terrible wreck. My young daughter had obviously been busy "cooking" and the ingredients were scattered, ...Read More

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Pray for Christians Under Attack

'Remember...those who are mistreated.' Hebrews 13:3 NKJVDo you ever pray for persecuted Christians in other countries? You should, because they are your spiritual family. John writes: '...I saw...those who had been slain because of the Word of God and the testimony they had maintained.' (Revelation 6:9 NIV) Increasingly, believers around the world are giving their ...Read More

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Vitamins for Spiritual Health (6)

'...Are you in health, my brother?' 2 Samuel 20:9 NKJVNever forget, you're not home yet. The story's told of an old steamship that pulled into Southampton harbour and the passengers got off. Helium-filled balloons rose into the air and the crowd went wild as a young Hollywood starlet walked down the gangplank to be greeted ...Read More

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Vitamins for Spiritual Health (5)

'...Are you in health, my brother?' 2 Samuel 20:9 NKJVNever withhold because times are hard. The Bible teaches that those who set their mind on 'getting' always lose, whereas those who set their mind on 'giving' always win. The story's told of a dog walking across a bridge with a bone in his mouth. When ...Read More

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Vitamins for Spiritual Health (4)

'...Are you in health, my brother?' 2 Samuel 20:9 NKJVNever forget the law of sowing and reaping. God set in motion certain laws and they never change. One is the law of gravity. Another is the law of sowing and reaping. 'While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest...shall not cease.' (Genesis 8:22 NKJV) This law ...Read More

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Home Group Notes – Jezebel

Jezebel Pronounced ‘Ee-zev-el’; this name is synonymous with absolute malevolent evil. It’s not particularly easy to find an exact meaning for this name; the first part of her name in Hebrew is ‘ay’, it’s also in Ahab’s name, it means ‘jackal’ and possibly other things as well - it’s not definitive. The last part of ...Read More

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Vitamins for Spiritual Health (3)

'...Are you in health, my brother?' 2 Samuel 20:9 NKJVNever allow life's disappointments to make you cynical. If you live long enough people will disappoint you, including your family. Even spiritual leaders will let you down! Paul wrote: 'We wanted to come to you-even I, Paul, time and again-but Satan hindered us.' (1 Thessalonians 2:18 ...Read More

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