The Way Out

'...He will show you a way out...' 1 Corinthians 10:13 NLTThe Bible says, 'When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.' Maybe you are in a situation - a relationship or a financial condition - that's not what you wanted. You feel like you could lie down ...Read More

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Keep Growing (3)

'The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be...' 2 Peter 1:8 NLTLet's look at two more things you need to grow: (1) Don't just grow in knowledge, grow in character. The truth is, God is more interested in your character than He is in your career. Why? Because success ...Read More

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Keep Growing (2)

'Let the wise listen and add to their learning...' Proverbs 1:5 NIV When it comes to growth, Christ is our example. The Bible says that He '...grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.' (Luke 2:52 NIV) To enjoy favour with God and others you must keep growing spiritually, mentally and ...Read More

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Keep Growing (1)

'When you come, bring...my scrolls...' 2 Timothy 4:13 NIVIn prison with no possibility of release, and facing the certainty of death on the chopping block, Paul asked Timothy to bring his books. Why? Because he wanted to keep growing. The truth is: (1) When you finish growing, you're finished. When the poet Longfellow was old ...Read More

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Then Jesus Came!

'...Clothed and in his right mind...' Mark 5:15 NKJVOne of Christ's greatest miracles was the healing of a man who was controlled and tortured by evil spirits (Mark 5). The Bible says: 'His dwelling [was] among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains...neither could anyone tame him ...always, night and ...Read More

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Winning

'...Run to win!' 1 Corinthians 9:24 NLTIn the Roman Empire, athletes stripped down to a simple loincloth so that nothing prevented them from running their best race. Referring to it, Paul writes: 'Don't you realise that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are ...Read More

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The Roman Road to Salvation

'The gift of God is eternal life.' Romans 6:23 NKJVDoes your life feel empty? Do you long for peace, the knowledge that your sins are forgiven and the assurance of a home in Heaven? Today, place your trust in Christ and make Him Lord of your life. 'How?' you ask. Take the Roman road to ...Read More

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Confidence

'The fruit of righteousness will be...confidence...' Isaiah 32:17 NIVNever mistake competence for confidence; one is ability-based, the other comes from knowing who you are in Christ; that you're '...complete in Him...' (1 John 2:5 NIV) Kristin Armstrong says: 'The first thing I learned about confidence, was I didn't possess it...I had a thin glaze of ...Read More

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Learn to Be Led by God’s Spirit

'...Let us keep in step with the Spirit.' Galatians 5:25 NIVIf the Christian life is about having a personal relationship with God, then God must still speak to us today. But a relationship can't be built on one-way speeches. First, it requires commitment. Then it requires communication between two people in which each speaks and ...Read More

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God’s Claims on Your Life (3)

'...Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.' 1 Corinthians 6:20 KJVGod's third claim on your life is consecration. It's not a word we hear very much these days. It means 'to be set aside for exclusive use.' You say, 'But I have so many faults.' God's not looking for ...Read More

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God’s Claims on Your Life (2)

'You were bought with a price...' 1 Corinthians 6:20 KJVGod's second claim on your life is Calvary. There's a story about two friends who went to law school. One became a judge; the other became a law-breaker and ended up in court. Guess who was sitting in the judge's seat? His friend. So how could ...Read More

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God’s Claims on Your Life (1)

'...You are not your own.' 1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJVPicture two people standing outside a house. One says, 'This is my house.' The other replies, 'How come?' The first one says, 'For three reasons. I built it. I paid for it. I live in it.' Let's look at the first reason why you belong to God: ...Read More

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