What Will You Leave Behind?

'A good man leaves an inheritance...' Proverbs 13:22 NIVPaul probably didn't leave any money or property when he died, but he did leave a legacy - a superior one! His legacy was his writings, those he won to Christ, those he mentored and his enduring influence. Every day your life touches other lives in unseen ...Read More

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When God ‘Shows’ It to You

'...Their eyes were opened and they recognised Him...' Luke 24:31 NIVOne day Jesus touched the eyes of a blind man and he exclaimed, 'I see men as trees, walking.' (Mark 8:24 KJV) In other words, 'I see something, but it's not completely clear yet.' So Jesus touched him again, cleared his perceptions, removing his limitations ...Read More

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Wait!

'...After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.' Hebrews 6:15 NIVWhen you're praying for something, the last thing you want to hear God say is 'Wait!' But sometimes He does. And in order to walk with Him you must learn to be patient, because He works according to His schedule and not yours. All your ...Read More

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Lessons from the Prodigal Son (3)

'When he finally came to his senses...' Luke 15:17 NLT The Prodigal Son's journey to ruin didn't happen overnight. It was a slow, steady build-up, like cholesterol in your arteries. He took his father's blessings for granted and stopped being grateful. No wonder David wrote, 'Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is ...Read More

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Lessons from the Prodigal Son (2)

'...[He] wasted his substance...' Luke 15:13 KJVThe Prodigal Son told his father, 'I want it all, now!' To know whether something is good for you or not, you need to understand where the desire for it came from. Loving parents don't give their children things because they cry for them; they reward them for acting ...Read More

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Lessons from the Prodigal Son (1)

'...I want my share...now.' Luke 15:12 NLTThe Prodigal Son made two mistakes: (1) he rejected his father's authority. The first step that gets you into trouble is the one that takes you away from God. Like the Prodigal Son, you leave home saying, 'Give me.' And if you're fortunate enough to survive your own best ...Read More

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Your Faith is a Catalyst

'...The message...did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith...' Hebrews 4:2 AMPA catalyst facilitates change; it makes things happen! For example, Alka-Seltzer without water has no effervescence, flour without yeast produces no bread, seeds without sunshine means no flowers, blue without yellow means no green, an egg without sperm means no baby, ...Read More

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The Root and the Fruit

'...A tree is known by its fruit.' Matthew 12:33 NKJVIn a letter to George Whitefield, a leader of the Great Awakening, Benjamin Franklin wrote: 'I can only show my gratitude for those mercies from God, by a readiness to help His other children and my brethren. For I do not think that thanks and compliments, ...Read More

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Fishing or Fighting

'I will make you fishers of men.' Matthew 4:19 NKJVWe read, 'Jesus...saw...Simon...and Andrew...casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!"' (Matthew 4:18-19 NKJV) To follow Christ you must learn how to fish for men and women and then ...Read More

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Who Advises You?

'Listen to advice...and...you will be wise...' Proverbs 19:20 NIVYou may be good at what you do. Indeed, you may be better than most, but without the help of others you will never be as good as you could be. You will never reach your highest potential without a good adviser. It's impossible. Why would a ...Read More

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

'They...compare themselves with themselves.' 2 Corinthians 10:12 NIVOne definition of success is: 'Gaining wealth and fame.' But how much wealth do you need to be successful? How much fame? Should you pick an arbitrary target? Should you compare yourself to others? What if you have decided to devote yourself to raising children of character, or ...Read More

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The Three Thorns (2)

'It will produce thorns...for you.' Genesis 3:18 NIVHeaven's answer to a thorn-cursed creation was a thorn-crowned Saviour. But notice something important. God didn't remove the thorns; He decided to use them for His redemptive purposes. That's why we each get (3) A custom-designed thorn. Here's how Paul describes his thorn: '...Lest I should be exalted ...Read More

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