Don’t Argue, Just Praise God!

'...She was made straight, and glorified God.' Luke 13:13 NKJVOne day Jesus healed a woman in the synagogue who'd been crippled for 18 years. As a result, two things happened: first, she rejoiced like anybody would who'd been set free from an 18 year illness. Second, some churchgoers condemned Jesus for healing her on the ...Read More

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It’s About Him – Not You

'...This work had been done with the help of our God.' Nehemiah 6:16 NIVAfter scoring a goal for his team, a big, rugged AFL player started dancing and beating his chest as if to say, 'Look at me, I'm the greatest.' Then the opposing team gained possession of the ball and their centre kicked a ...Read More

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Home Group – Micah

Micah (Me’xah) Micah is from the name Micaiah in the same way John, Jon, Joan, Jan, Jane are basically the same name but with tiny variations that don’t alter the meaning in any significant way. Micaiah means ‘Who is like Yahweh?’ and Micah is made up of ‘mi’ which is the common inquisitive word ‘who?’ ...Read More

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Lord, Teach Me to Pray (4)

'He fashions their hearts individually...' Psalm 33:15 NKJVYour prayer style should be consistent with the way God designed you. Yes, you can learn from people who are more experienced in prayer than you are, but you need to be careful not to make them your standard, or become a 'clone'. It's wrong to force yourself ...Read More

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Lord, Teach Me to Pray (3)

'Evening [and] morning...He hears my voice.' Psalm 55:17 NIVGod is far too creative to insist that every person interacts with Him in exactly the same way. He designed each of us differently. There are prayer principles that apply to all of us, but God leads each of us as individuals. We are all at different ...Read More

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Lord, Teach Me to Pray (2)

'...Jesus...spent the night praying...' Luke 6:12 NIVOne of the dangers of being involved in God's work is that you can go for weeks, or even months, without praying. In a survey of a thousand pastors, half acknowledged that they often went for long periods without taking time to pray. They didn't have a personal prayer ...Read More

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Lord, Teach Me to Pray (1)

'...Lord, teach us to pray...' Luke 11:1 NKJV In his book, Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray writes: 'None can teach like Jesus...therefore we call on Him, Lord, teach us to pray. A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift of teaching, who in patience and love will ...Read More

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Just Do What God’s Called You to Do!

‘…Stay within the [boundaries] of the work which God has set for [you]...’ 2 Corinthians 10:13 GNT Nobody is good at everything, and nobody is called to do everything. God has given each of us clearly defined roles in life. Paul understood that his job wasn’t to accomplish everything or try to please everyone, but ...Read More

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Faith: the Power to Overcome

'...This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.' 1 John 5:4 NIVWhen your health, your finances or family are at risk, you suddenly realise how fragile life is. Today you may be living on the sunny side of the street, but if you live long enough adversity will come knocking on ...Read More

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How to Succeed in Business (3)

'...They could not dwell together.' Genesis 13:6 NKJVAbraham and Lot started out together in business. Then a problem arose: '...Their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. And there was strife between the herdsmen...' (Genesis 13:6-7 NKJV) So Abraham said, 'Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will ...Read More

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How to Succeed in Business (2)

'...If [you]...overdrive them...[they] will die.' Genesis 33:13 KJVAfter being reconciled with his long-estranged brother Esau, Jacob agreed to accompany him back home for a celebration. Esau, who was a fast-tracker, said, '...Let us go...' (Genesis 33:12 NKJV) But Jacob said, '...You go on ahead!...' He explained to his brother, '...The children are weak, and the ...Read More

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How to Succeed in Business (1)

'...Know the state of your flocks...' Proverbs 27:23 NKJVSheep and cattle have to be handled differently. Sheep require tending. They need clear boundaries for their own protection, not to mention the shepherd's potential loss if they are devoured by a wolf or fall off a cliff. Cattle do just fine when they're given good grazing ...Read More

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God Looks At Your Heart

'...Motives are weighed by the Lord.' Proverbs 16:2 NIV Henry Blackaby tells the story of a very self-righteous man who prayed: 'Lord, there's something wrong. I read the Bible, pray regularly, attend church faithfully and always give to charity, yet I don't have much. My brother doesn't do any of these things, yet he's got ...Read More

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