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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Deuteronomy 18:9–18 2:1 In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. 2 Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. 3 And [...]

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Stop Complaining (2)

‘…when the people complained, it displeased the Lord…’ Numbers 11:1 NKJV If you think complaining is no big deal, read this: ‘…when the people complained…the Lord heard…and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp.’ A wise man once said, ‘I [...]

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Exodus 36–38 16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” 18 This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, [...]

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Stop Complaining (1)

‘Do all things without complaining…’ Philippians 2:14 NKJV A lady who worked at the post office was approached by a customer who said, ‘I can’t write. Would you mind addressing this postcard for me?’ After addressing it for him and writing a short message, the postal clerk asked, ‘Is there anything else I can do [...]

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Going Out on a Limb

‘…to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away…’ Luke 19:26 ESV Risk. Some people are naturally cautious and some revel in risk. Jon Walker says: ‘If God tells you to take a step of faith but you hesitate to take [...]

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How’s Your Self–Talk These Days?

‘…People speak the things that are in their hearts.’ Luke 6:45 NCV When John Roebling devised a plan to build a bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn, experts thought it was impossible. They said a bridge spanning that distance couldn’t withstand the winds and tides. But Roebling refused to concede defeat; instead, he and his son, [...]

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Information Overload! (2)

‘The servant is not greater than his lord.’ John 13:16 KJV When you’re constantly multi–tasking, important things can fall between the cracks. A lawyer who negotiated an unbelievable deal in favour of his client was asked how he did it. He replied, ‘I was the only person at the meeting that day who didn’t spend [...]

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Information Overload! (1)

‘Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.’ Daniel 12:4 NKJV Technology lets us do things we’ve never been able to do, but it can be addictive. You can become tied to it in ways that are exhausting. One expert notes: ‘There’s a strong tendency for humans to do everything they’re able to. [...]

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Can You Give and Receive Correction?

‘Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.’ Proverbs 27:6 NKJV The word ‘correction’ is not one we are always comfortable with. It sometimes recalls memories of frowning parents and painful consequences. Or we think of the risk of destroying a relationship rather than the possibilities of strengthening [...]

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Exodus 19–21 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized 24 (for John had not yet been put in prison). 25 Now a discussion arose [...]

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Sometimes You Must Confront

‘…go and tell him his fault between you and him alone…’ Matthew 18:15 NKJV Jesus said, ‘…if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.’ Confronting someone requires these three things: character, courage and caution. Let’s look at [...]

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Are You Selling Your Dream?

‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…’ Genesis 50:20 NIV In the movie Up in the Air, actor George Clooney is hired by a major corporation to handle big lay–offs. His job is to fire people. In one scene when he’s about to fire an ageing middle manager, he notices on [...]

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Signs of the Times (4)

‘…this Gospel…will be preached in all the world…’ Matthew 24:14 NKJV Jesus said when we see calamity and apostasy, don’t give in to fear because they’re signs of His imminent return. ‘But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as [...]

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Signs of the Times (3)

Jesus said to His disciples: ‘…you will be handed over to be persecuted…put to death, and…hated by all nations because of Me.

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Signs of the Times (2)

‘…wars and rumours of wars…’ Matthew 24:6 NIV Jesus said: ‘You…hear of wars and rumours of wars… see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All [...]

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