Know What to Fight For

'I press on...to win the prize...' Philippians 3:14 NIVThe poorest person in the world isn’t the one without money, but the one without a God–given vision. Vision requires faith—and focus. Unless you understand what’s worth fighting for, you risk: (1) Fighting the wrong battles. (2) Fighting at the wrong time. (3) Fighting when you shouldn’t ...Read More

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God Is at Work Within You (2)

'...God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.' Philippians 2:13 NLTThe Bible says: ‘…It is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energising and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure…satisfaction and ...Read More

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God Is at Work Within You (1)

'...God, who began the good work within you, will continue...until it is finally finished...' Philippians 1:6 NLTWhen Paul wrote to the Philippian believers, he told them God was at work in each of them. What an awesome truth! He wrote: ‘I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep ...Read More

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Roll with the Punches!

'I can do all things through Him [Christ] who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13 ESVThere’s a spiritual disease you need to be inoculated against—hardening of the attitudes. It’s a disease that makes you think your opinion is the only right one. And as long as life cooperates with you, you’re fine, but when it doesn’t, you ...Read More

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Taking Your Place in God’s Family

'God places the lonely in families...' Psalm 68:6 NLTLife in God’s family can be challenging. To enjoy and fulfil your role as a family member you must understand three things: (1) Your rights. When you trusted Christ as your Saviour you became a member of God’s redeemed family (John 3:3–6). That means you have the ...Read More

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Do It Now!

'...Don't say, "Come back tomorrow, and then I'll help you."' Proverbs 3:28 NLTThe Bible says: 'Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it's in your power to help them. If you can help your neighbour now, don't say, "Come back tomorrow, and then I'll help you."' (Proverbs 3:27–28 NLT) Procrastination is deceptive. ...Read More

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Making a Difference

'By faith Noah...built an ark to save his family...' Hebrews 11:7 NIV The story of Noah teaches us: (1) You can make a difference in your family. 'By faith Noah...built an ark to save his family.' Noah's decision didn't just benefit him personally, it saved his entire household. It took many years, but he did ...Read More

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Thriving in the Combat Zone (3)

'...God's Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, who is in the world.' 1 John 4:4 NCV The third attack: the attack from Satan. We either trivialise or exaggerate Satan's power and each spells trouble! The first makes you feel vulnerable; the second creates in you an unfounded fear. Understanding Satan's ways—and ...Read More

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Thriving in the Combat Zone (2)

'...Make no provision for the flesh...' Romans 13:14 NAS The second attack: the attack from the flesh. Your most vulnerable point is your ‘flesh’, which drives you to do your own thing. Its motto is ‘It’s all about me!’ From start to finish it ‘looks out for number one’, always wanting to be ‘first in ...Read More

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Thriving in the Combat Zone (1)

'Share in the troubles we have like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.' 2 Timothy 2:3 NCVSalvation enlists you into the service of Jesus, the King of Kings. His battles become your battles, and His strategies your strategies. There are no exemptions; you’re ‘in for the long haul’. Satan has declared war on you, and ...Read More

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Prepare Yourself

'Wise people are rewarded...' Proverbs 14:24 GNTThe Bible says, ‘Wise people are rewarded.’ So keep learning. Knowledge in most major fields is exploding, and if you don’t stay up to date you’ll be left behind. Repeating the same lessons over and over means you’re not learning enough. Study those who’ve succeeded where you want to ...Read More

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It’s All About Attitude

'Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord's sight, but not wholeheartedly.' 2 Chronicles 25:2 NLTKing Amaziah did all the right things, but he wasn’t ‘wholehearted’ about it. You can do the right thing and still not be blessed. Why? Because you did it with the wrong attitude. Take, for example, the subject of giving. ...Read More

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How to Accomplish Great Things (5)

'...Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other.' Nehemiah 4:17 NIVDo you know how Nehemiah’s team rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem? With a sword in one hand and a trowel in the other. Why is that significant? Because even though God gives you the plan, the ...Read More

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