Be Resilient

'We give great honour to those who endure...' James 5:11 NLTDuring their famous expedition, American explorers, Lewis and Clark, faced incredible hardships. On reaching the Missouri River, they thought the worst was over - then they saw the Rockies! Instead of the easy ride downstream that they'd expected, they faced their biggest challenge: retreat or ...Read More

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The Finger of God (4)

'...Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger...' John 8:6 NKJVThe finger of God in cleansing. One day the Pharisees brought a woman to Christ. She'd been 'caught in the act' of adultery and they expected Him to condemn her. But instead, 'Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His ...Read More

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The Finger of God (3)

'...And He gave to Moses...tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.' Exodus 31:18 ESVThe finger of God in stone. Why do you think God wrote the Ten Commandments in stone? Because His principles are permanent and unchanging. You say, 'But what about all those people who have never heard God's Word? How will ...Read More

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The Finger of God (2)

'The magicians said to Pharaoh, This is the finger of God.' Exodus 8:19 NIVThe finger of God in calamity. When God sent plagues that Pharaoh's wizards couldn't duplicate, they cried out in fear, 'This is the finger of God.' Finally Pharaoh got the message: 'Maybe God's trying to tell me something.' The calamity that befell ...Read More

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The Finger of God (1)

'When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers...' Psalm 8:3 NKJVLet's look at the finger of God in Scripture: the finger of God in creation. The Psalmist David said, 'When I consider...the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of ...Read More

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Holy Communion

'...This is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.' 1 Corinthians 11:24 NKJVHere are three reasons you need to partake of Holy Communion: (1) To make you grace-minded. No one will ever stand in Heaven and say, 'Look what Jesus and I have accomplished.' If you had to pay ...Read More

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Whose ‘Report’ Will You Believe?

'...You will live safely in the land and prosper.' Psalm 37:3 NLTFrank Furedi documented an increasing use of fear in the media by counting the appearances of the term 'at risk' in British newspapers. In 1994 the term appeared 2,037 times. By the end of the next year the total had doubled. During the year ...Read More

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What Happened to Demas? (2)

'Demas...loved this...world.' 2 Timothy 4:10 NKJVAgain we ask, 'What happened to Demas?' (1) Was he troubled by Paul's diminishing prestige? When Paul came to town, church growth exploded - and so did riots. In one town the new converts brought out pornographic books and artefacts of witchcraft and burned them in the town square. That ...Read More

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What Happened to Demas? (1)

'...Demas has forsaken me...' 2 Timothy 4:10 NKJVPaul writes one of the saddest verses in Scripture: 'Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world.' The runner has stumbled. The lights have gone out in the life of a believer. Why? (1) Did he resent his minority status as a Christian? It's been said that ...Read More

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Get Back Up, God Is on Your Side

'...He rose up and went into the city.' Acts 14:20 NKJVIf you're going through a hard time, read these words: 'Then Jews...came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went ...Read More

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How’s Your Work Ethic? (2)

'Drink, and I'll water your camels too.' Genesis 24:46 NIVWhen Abraham's servant arrived in the town of Nahor, a young woman named Rebekah offered to give him a drink of water. When he had finished drinking, Rebekah said, 'I'll water your camels, too.' We are told that she 'quickly' emptied her jar into the trough ...Read More

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How’s Your Work Ethic? (1)

'O Lord...give me success today.' Genesis 24:12 NIVWe seldom know ahead of time the full significance of what we do or don't do in our work. The Bible simply says, 'Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.' (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV) Judaism, Christianity and Islam all trace their roots to Abraham ...Read More

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