Weathering the Financial Shake-up (1)

'...Only the things that cannot be shaken will remain.' Hebrews 12:27 NCVWriting about a recent conversation, Rick Hamlin says: 'Another guy like me said, "I dread going to work. All these layoffs are depressing. I keep thinking I'm going to be next. I've got a lot of work, and my clients appreciate what I'm doing, ...Read More

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Questions About Your Vision

'...The word of the Lord came...in a vision' Genesis 15:1 NKJVGod promised Abraham, '...in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' (Genesis 12:3 NKJV) That's a big vision! But God knew Abraham had the faith to embrace it. If you hate what you have to do in order to pursue your vision, ...Read More

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Commitment and Courage

'Rise up...take courage and do it.' Ezra 10:4 NIVTerry Fox ran across Canada and raised twenty-four million dollars to fight cancer. What's amazing is that he did it with one leg; cancer had taken the other. He planned to run forty kilometres each day but because of severe headaches, snow and icy roads, after a ...Read More

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Standing in the Gap

'I sought for a man...who would...stand in the gap' Ezekiel 22:30 NKJVJA Wallace said, 'Prayer...moves the hand that moves the world.' So you must give prayer its rightful place in your life-first place. In Glorious Intruder, Joni Eareckson Tada writes about Diane, who suffers from multiple sclerosis: 'In her quiet sanctuary Diane turns her head ...Read More

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Satan Is Defeated (5)

'The serpent...asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat?"..."Of course we may..."' Genesis 3:1-2 NLTThe only power Satan has over you is the power of persuasion. 'The serpent...asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat?"..."Of course we may"... "You won't die...God knows that your eyes will be opened...and you ...Read More

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Satan Is Defeated (4)

'...He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them.' Colossians 2:15 NKJVStanding on the deck of a US aircraft carrier at the end of the Pacific war, in an historic moment never to be forgotten, General MacArthur walked over to Tojo, the Japanese leader, and publicly stripped him of all his symbols of power. ...Read More

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Satan Is Defeated (3)

'...He set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.' Hebrews 2:15 NLTFor many of us, death is our greatest fear. One comedian quipped, 'I don't mind dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens!' But we can't joke away the sobering reality the Bible describes ...Read More

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Satan Is Defeated (2)

'You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.' John 8:32 NKJVSatan is a deceiver, but Jesus is a revealer. So any time you bring Jesus into the situation, Satan is unmasked and his plans for your life are exposed and foiled. Satan is referred to in Scripture as 'darkness' and Jesus ...Read More

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Satan Is Defeated (1)

'...the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.' 1 John 3:8 NKJVHave you ever watched one of those TV shows where the police show up, surprise the criminal and say, 'You're busted,' then put them in handcuffs and take them off to jail? That's what Jesus did to ...Read More

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How to Defuse Conflict

'A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.' Proverbs 15:1 NIVHave you heard about the fightin' immigrant who landed in Australia and announced, 'If there's a government here, I'm against it'? We smile, but 'harsh words stir up anger.' If you want to avoid conflict, don't create it. The key ...Read More

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Home Group Notes – Jehoiachin

King Jehoiachin (also known as Jeconiah or Coniah) Two elements make us this name, ‘Yah’ meaning the name of the Lord, Yahweh. The second element can have several meanings, the first could mean ‘to bring something into being with a consequence that its existence is a certainty’ indicating steadfastness; it could mean a place, something ...Read More

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To Win in Life

'...Run in such a way as to get the prize.' 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIVWilliam Arthur Ward wrote: 'Believe while others are doubting. Plan while others are playing... Decide while others are delaying. Prepare while others are daydreaming. Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing. Save while others are wasting. Listen while others ...Read More

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Lifting Those Who Fall

'...If another believer is overcome... help that person...' Galatians 6:1 NLTIt's ok to confront somebody you believe is in the wrong, but not with a self-righteous attitude. When church leaders insisted a woman '...caught in the act of adultery' be stoned (John 8:4 NLT), Jesus replied, '...let the one who has never sinned throw the ...Read More

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