Growing into Leadership (1)

'I, Tertius, the one writing this letter for Paul, send my greetings...' Romans 16:22 NLTPaul surrounded himself with people who were willing to lay down their lives for him (Romans 16:34). Some of them are virtually unknown. Ever heard of Tertius? He recorded Paul's thoughts so we could read them. We all know about Timothy, ...Read More

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Home Group – Zechariah

Zechariah (Zekh’ar’yah) Zechariah is made up of 2 elements, the last portion is an abbreviation for Yahweh and the first means to think about, meditate upon, remember, recollect, declare, recite, proclaim...basically it means remembrance. So Zechariah means ‘Yahweh Remembers’ or ‘the Remembrance of Yahweh’.  The book of Zechariah is another short book with 14 chapters ...Read More

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Why God Accepts You (2)

'...Approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him...' 2 Corinthians 5:21 AMPThe world tells us that our value is connected to our 'doing'. Growing up, we're constantly compared. When asked why we weren't doing as well as our brother or sister, we felt we were doing our best and we had no answer. So ...Read More

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Why God Accepts You (1)

'...Approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him....' 2 Corinthians 5:21 AMP God loves and accepts you as much on your bad days as He does on your good ones. In a performance - based society, that's easy to forget. But you mustn't! God's acceptance is based on your standing in Christ, not the ...Read More

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Moving from Doubt to Faith

'Lord, "Increase our faith."' Luke 17:5 NKJVWhy do we experience so much doubt? (1) Because doubt satisfies our need for selfprotection We don't like to be wrong, to get hurt, or to fail, so our subconscious reasoning says, 'It's easier not to trust, to lower my expectations so I won't be disappointed.' But you are ...Read More

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‘Let Us Pray’

'Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion...' Ephesians 6:18 NLT In August 1806, five Williams College students met in a field for one of their twiceweekly prayer meetings when a thunderstorm drove them to take refuge in a nearby haystack. Continuing in prayer, Samuel John Mills shared his burden that Christianity ...Read More

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God Will Take Care of You

'Give all your worries...to God, for He cares about you.' 1 Peter 5:7 NLTThink about the things you worried about last year, or even last week. How many came to pass? Statistically, 10 percent at most! And did all your worrying make them better or worse? And what about the physical and emotional toll that ...Read More

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He Understands (2)

'...He faced all of the same testings we do...' Hebrews 4:15 NLTAre you disappointed in people? Jesus understands, because in the final analysis, those He loved and counted on let Him down. Judas, His treasurer, sold Him out, and then sealed the deal with a kiss. Even in His darkest hour, Gethsemane, His closest disciples, ...Read More

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He Understands (1)

'...He faced all of the same testings we do...' Hebrews 4:15 NLTThe Lord understands what you are going through today because He has been where you are. The Bible says: 'This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do...So let us come boldly to the throne ...Read More

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Home Group – Zephaniah

Zephaniah (Tsef’an’yah) Several possible meanings are held for the name Zephaniah, the root word means hidden treasure, and ‘yah’ is an abbreviation for Yahweh. So this name may mean ‘Hidden or stored for Yahweh’, ‘Hid of the Lord / Whom the Lord hides or protects’, it may also mean ‘Jehovah has treasured’.   The book ...Read More

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Knowing What God’s Called You to Do

'...Who are you...?' John 1:22 NKJVWhen asked, 'Who are you?' John the Baptist replied, '...The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord...' (John 1:23 NKJV) After listening to John for a while, his disciples left him to follow Christ. And that was ok with John, because he knew ...Read More

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Prayer, Not Pressure, Changes People

'But we all...are changed...by the Spirit of the Lord.' 2 Corinthians 3:18 KJVJesus asked the question, 'Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?' (Matthew 7:3 NIV) Expecting more out of people than they're able to give will hurt ...Read More

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When God Lights a Fire Under You

'...Great persecution broke out...and all...were scattered...' Acts 8:1 NIVJesus never intended for His disciples to get comfortable in Jerusalem and stay there. He told them, '...Forgiveness of sins will be preached in [My] name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.' (Luke 24:47 NIV) They were only supposed to remain in Jerusalem long enough to be ...Read More

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