How to Graduate with Highest Honours (3)

'I press on to...receive the heavenly prize....' Philippians 3:14 NLTBy living a focused life. Great achievers stay focused on their goal. They are so single-minded that they are often considered fanatics. They filter out the extraneous and hone in on their target like a laser, while all around them others live lives cluttered with much-talked ...Read More

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How to Graduate with Highest Honours (2)

'...That...day...God will reveal who His children really are.' Romans 8:19 NLTBy living a sacrificial life. Salvation is free, but graduation with highest honours costs dearly: 'I have suffered the loss of all things.' (Philippians 3:8 NKJV) Paul once had a comfortable life, then everything changed. He was beaten almost to death eight times. He faced ...Read More

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How to Graduate with Highest Honours (1)

'There is in store for me the crown...' 2 Timothy 4:8 NIVDo you remember the feeling you had when your name was called to receive your college diploma or university degree and you heard the words, 'Congratulations on your graduation.' You did it! All your effort paid off. Your accomplishment had finally been acknowledged. Now, ...Read More

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When You’re in a Storm

'The boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves...' Matthew 14:24 NKJVTalk about a person caught in a storm! Jeremiah could tell you the height of the waves and the speed of the wind. He realised how fast he was sinking, so he shifted his gaze. 'But this I call ...Read More

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Who’s on Board with You?

'...So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as He said...' Acts 27:25 NLTRobert Schuller was on a cruise ship off Queensland when the captain announced they were about to navigate a very narrow and dangerous crevice. They needed at least ten metres of water to get through and avoid running aground. ...Read More

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Finding Comfort in Troubled Times

'But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us...' 2 Corinthians 7:6 NIVYou say, 'Surely Paul was too spiritually mature to feel downcast?' Apparently not! The chief apostle and leader of the church experienced discouragement, stress, restlessness and even fears. 'When we arrived in Macedonia there was no rest for us. Outside there was conflict from ...Read More

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Knowing When To Emerge

'[Like] a child without wisdom; when the time arrives, he [or she] does not come to the opening of the womb.' Hosea 13:13 NIVTiming is an integral part of God's plan for your life. You need to know what to do, and when to do it. If you wait too long you'll miss your window ...Read More

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Persist in Prayer

'This, then, is how you should pray...' Matthew 6:9 NIVIf prayer came naturally, God wouldn't have to remind us so often to do it. A consistent prayer life requires crucifying our selfish nature. But when prayer doesn't seem rewarding, we're apt to abandon it. So how can you pray and get results? (1) Before you ...Read More

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God Will Take Care of You!

'...The Lord...has given rest to His people...' 1 Kings 8:56 NIV Live for today, and put tomorrow into God's hands. Begin to eliminate the words 'what if' from your vocabulary. God will always be one step ahead of you. 'The Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He ...Read More

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Law and Order (2)

'...if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline them.' Proverbs 13:24 NLTChildren who are a joy to live with don't get that way by living in a lawless home. Ever see the film Bonnie and Clyde? The big story behind Bonnie is the mother who raised her. She thought everything Bonnie did ...Read More

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Law and Order (1)

'Discipline your children, and they will give you rest; they will give delight to your heart.' Proverbs 29:17 NRSWe're producing a generation of kids who are allowed to rear themselves with the aid of television, violent DVDs, and the internet (which can be a minefield!) Often both parents work, leaving one child to supervise another. ...Read More

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