A Wall of Protection

'You have...put a wall of protection around him...' Job 1:10 NLTWhen God praised Job for his integrity, Satan replied, 'You have always put a wall of protection around him...take away everything he has, and he will surely curse You.' So God gave Satan permission to test Job, but He placed limits on how far he ...Read More

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

'...O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.' Psalm 25:4 NLTEven simple decisions can be stressful. Ever watch a child struggle to choose between chocolate or strawberry ice cream? And the bigger decisions-like whom to marry, which career to choose, whether to buy a house or to undergo high-risk surgery etc.-mean life can ...Read More

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How Jesus Taught Us to Pray (4)

'...Deliver us from the evil one...' Matthew 6:13 NKJVJesus taught us to pray: 'Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one...' Satan knows your areas of weakness and he will exploit them. But there's good news. It's your weaknesses, not your strengths, that draw you closer to God and make ...Read More

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How Jesus Taught Us to Pray (3)

'...Forgive us...as we forgive...' Matthew 6:12 NKJVLet's clear up some misconceptions about the words, 'Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.' Satan will try to convince you that if your feelings haven't changed toward the person who wronged you, you haven't truly forgiven them. No, you can make the right decision and still ...Read More

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How Jesus Taught Us to Pray (2)

'Give us this day our daily bread.' Matthew 6:11 NKJVJesus taught us to pray, 'Give us this day our daily bread.' Notice the word 'daily'. You can't fight today's battles on the strength of yesterday's bread; you must have a fresh supply. In the wilderness God's people were only permitted to collect enough manna for ...Read More

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How Jesus Taught Us to Pray (1)

'...Therefore, pray: Our Father in Heaven...' Matthew 6:9 NKJVHere's how Jesus taught us to pray: (1) 'Our Father in Heaven.' When you say, 'Father' you are acknowledging that you're 'family', that you have a special relationship with God which entitles you to go to Him at any time, confident you're loved, welcomed and assured of ...Read More

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Read God’s Word-Every Day

'...Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.' Romans 10:17 NKJVIf you are wise, when God talks you'll listen. And He will talk to you through the Bible. The reason the Bible has outsold every other book is because it is God's Word on the issue. It takes approximately 56 hours for ...Read More

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Home Group Notes – Hezekiah

King Hezekiah (khiz-ke’ya / khiz-ke’yahu) The name ‘Hezekiah’ is made up of two elements. The first part – ‘hazaq’ means to be or become courageous or strong, the second part – ‘jah’ (Yah) is God’s name, ‘Yahweh.’ So Hezekiah means “Yahweh strengthens’ or ‘Yahweh has strengthened” or “the Strength of the Lord”. You can learn ...Read More

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Decision Making (2)

'Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.' Proverbs16:3 NIVHere are two important things to remember when you're making an important decision: (1) Believe that God is directing your steps. Because He is! 'The Lord directs the steps of the godly...Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds ...Read More

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Decision Making (1)

'Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.' Proverbs 16:3 NIVIf all your life you've been warned about making bad decisions, fear can cause you to miss God-given opportunities. 'If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?' (1 Corinthians 14:8 NIV) Now you're like ...Read More

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Are You Drifting Off Course?

'...Cross-examine me, O Lord...' Psalm 26:2 TLBThe story's told about a guy called Bill who telephoned his boss and said: 'I believe you're looking for an experienced, talented, hard-working manager for your front office. I'd like to apply for the job.' The boss replied, 'We already have someone in that slot and he's doing an ...Read More

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A Clear Conscience

'...Keep your conscience clear...' 1 Timothy 1:19 NLTSpeaking of conscience, Paul writes: '...I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and all people.' (Acts 24:16 NLT) He lays it on the line to Timothy: 'Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; ...Read More

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Made Perfect through Suffering (2)

'...If it is possible, let this cup...be taken away from Me...' Matthew 26:39 NLT Sometimes in Christian circles when somebody is suffering we blame it on hidden sin. That way we think it can't happen to us because we're not guilty of that particular problem, right? How shortsighted, given the fact that Jesus, the sinless ...Read More

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