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Grace

‘Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence.’ Hebrews 4:16 NIV The Bible says: ‘For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the [...]

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Minor and Major Gifts

‘God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.’ Romans 12:6 NLT To excel at anything, you must discover your major gifts and put them to work. One of Paul’s minor gifts was making tents to help support his ministry, but clearly his major gift was teaching and building churches. You say, ‘How [...]

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Jeremiah 1–3 23:1 Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.” 3 And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the [...]

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Trust Must Be Earned

‘My son [my daughter], be wise, and make my heart glad.’ Proverbs 27:11 NKJV Here’s a magic bullet that teenagers like to use in order to manipulate their parents: ‘You don’t trust me!’ So we start backpedalling. ‘No, dear, it’s not that I don’t trust you being out with your friends or taking the car, [...]

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Hosea 11–14 63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered [...]

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What Are Your Real Motives?

‘The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive.’ 1 Chronicles 28:9 NIV When Ananias and Sapphira saw others selling their land and giving the proceeds to the church so the poor could be cared for, they thought it was a great idea—in theory. However, when they sold some land they withheld part of the [...]

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Is it Well with Your Soul?

‘Say to her, “Is it well with you?” … And she answered, “It is well.”’ 2 Kings 4:26 NKJV If you died today would you go to heaven? Before you answer, read this story. In 1871 fire ravaged the city of Chicago, leaving three hundred people dead and a hundred thousand homeless. Attorney Horatio Gates [...]

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Never Engage in Slander

‘To slander is to be a fool.’ Proverbs 10:18 TLB It’s rare to find a political candidate these days who runs a totally clean campaign. But slandering isn’t limited to politicians. Given the right set of circumstances, each one of us can be tempted to denigrate the other. Before you do, however, read these words [...]

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

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What to Do in a Crisis (3)

‘We finally gave up all hope.’ Acts 27:20 NIV Don’t despair. ‘When… the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope.’ The last thing we throw overboard when we face a crisis is—hope. And when we throw that away, we’ve pretty much ‘had it’. Are you wrestling with an issue that’s been battering you [...]

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What to Do in a Crisis (2)

‘They threw the ship’s tackle overboard.’ Acts 27:19 NIV Don’t discard what’s important. Things didn’t get any better on the apostle Paul’s voyage to Rome. ‘We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard.’ [...]

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Vision team broadcasts live from northern Tasmania

Vision's Regional Director for Australia and Asia/Pacific Ian Worby and Rise and Shine co-host Andrew "Robbo" Robinson have been in Tasmania meeting local supporters and broadcasting live into Vision's breakfast show. They kicked off their tour visiting churches, local supporters and listeners arriving just on sunset in Devonport in time to see the Spirit of Tasmania before she left for Melbourne. Meet [...]

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What to Do in a Crisis (1)

‘We gave way to it and were driven along.’ Acts 27:15 NIV Don’t drift. Typically we react to a crisis in the same three ways as the sailors on board Paul’s ship: ‘The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven [...]

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VISION CHRISTIAN PRAYER TEAM PHONE VOLUNTEER – Brisbane-based

Vision Christian Prayer are seeking people to join their team of Phone Prayer Volunteers. Volunteers will need to have a heart for prayer; an ability to listen and a caring heart. The Prayerline is not a counselling or advice service, it is about praying to God and asking for His help or even saying thank [...]

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Today, Open Your Eyes

‘Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things.’ Psalm 119:18 NIV One day Elisha and his servant awoke to find the house they were in surrounded by an army of enemy soldiers. His servant panicked and asked, ‘What are we going to do?’ So Elisha prayed, ‘Lord, open his eyes so that he may [...]

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Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (2)

‘Train up a child in the way he should go.’ Proverbs 22:6 KJV Raising your child ‘in the way he should go’ means being aware of: (1) Their interests. John Ruskin said, ‘Tell me what you like, and I’ll tell you what you are.’ What do your children like? Numbers? Colours? Activities? The greatest gift [...]

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

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Understand Your Child’s Uniqueness (1)

‘In keeping with his individual gift or bent.’ Proverbs 22:6 AMP As a parent you either accelerate or stifle your child’s giftedness. The Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’ (Proverbs 22:6 KJV) That doesn’t mean when you set [...]

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The Reason for the Attack

‘I know that You delight in me.’ Psalm 41:11 ESV The devil doesn’t want you to know that God’s favour is on your life, or that you’ve been blessed by Him with all the good things you enjoy. The truth is, the devil doesn’t want you to think God has done anything good for you [...]

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