How to Pray for Your Children

'...I will pour out My...blessing on your children' Isaiah 44:3 NLTYou must pray, claiming God's promises over your children. Are such prayers effective? Yes. God says, '...I am ready to perform My word.' (Jeremiah 1:12 NKJV) We serve a promise-making, promise-keeping God! 'So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall ...Read More

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Purpose

'My life is worth nothing...unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord' Acts 20:24 NLTThere's an old saying: 'If you love your job you'll never work a day in your life.' That's not quite true. Most people work hard. But even when they love their job they still have to ...Read More

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When You Can’t Understand, Trust God

'Trust in the Lord' Proverbs 3:5 NKJVThe Bible says, 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.' (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV) But what if your path leads through pain, pressure and problems? John the Baptist's did. He ...Read More

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Home Group – Elisha Pt 1

Elisha Part 1 (El-e-sha) Elisha is made up of two elements; ‘El’ which is the common abbreviation of Elohim which means God. The second element, ‘yasha’ means to be saved or delivered. So Elisha’s name means ‘God is Salvation’, ‘My God is Salvation’, ‘God the Saviour’ or ‘The Salvation of my God.’ Elisha is a ...Read More

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Be Happy for Others

'Rejoice with those who rejoice' Romans 12:15 NKJVWilliam Barclay said: 'It's more difficult to congratulate another on his success if it involves disappointment to us, than to sympathise with his sorrow...Only when self is dead can we take as much joy in the success of others as in our own.' Karen Ehman's home had been ...Read More

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The Secret of Fulfilment

'There is a time for everything... a time to weep and a time to laugh.' Ecclesiastes 3:14 NIVOptimists tend to believe that life is mostly good; pessimists, that it's mostly bad. Life is both. And only those who embrace that truth are able to find fulfilment. Why? Because those who accept it but don't embrace ...Read More

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Prayer (6)

'...You will ask what you desire, and it shall be done.' John 15:7 NKJVIn May 1996, ValuJet flight 592 crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing 110 passengers. Navy experts tried using special technology to detect the plane's black box, without success. Holding a rope that kept them spaced a metre apart, searchers poked through every ...Read More

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Prayer (5)

'...For we do not know what we should pray for' Romans 8:26 NKJVPrayer works like the emergency system. All you need to do is dial those numbers and you're instantly connected to an operator who is trained to keep calm in emergency situations and is able to connect with the emergency service required to send ...Read More

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Prayer (4)

'He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him' Psalm 91:15 NKJVBill Gates, founder of Microsoft, is hooked up to the internet. (Using the internet, subscribers can send email to other internet users.) So when The New Yorker magazine published Gates' email address he quickly got into trouble with email overload. Because now anyone ...Read More

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Prayer (3)

'Pray continually.' 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIVThe Bible says, 'Pray continually.' If you can worry continually, you can pray continually; you just have to change your focus! Try to picture this: an enemy army has arrived intent on wiping Israel out. So Moses says to Joshua, 'Take your best soldiers and go fight them. I'm taking ...Read More

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Prayer (2)

'...Your Father in Heaven [will] give good gifts to those who ask' Matthew 7:11 NIVPhillips Brooks said, 'Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think of a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings.' When we love our children we ...Read More

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