The Reason for Christmas

The Reason for Christmas

It's more than just a great time of yearIt's time to catch up with family and friends, share a meal together, have a break from work and give gifts to those we love.It's also a time we are bombarded with marketing, Christmas jingles, Santa and many other seasonal "stuff" - so much so we tend to lose sight ...Read More

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When God Sends Someone To Help You

‘Let the godly smite me! It will be a kindness!’ Psalm 141:5 TLB The greatest indictment against not knowing is not learning. If you look at it the right way every experience in life is a school, and every new acquaintance is a teacher. So seize every opportunity to learn. Just make sure you pick ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Genesis 24–25:18 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am ...Read More

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Don’t Doubt God’s Word

‘Faith comes from hearing.’ Romans 10:17 NIV You may doubt your own ability, but never doubt God’s—or His promises and His willingness to fulfil them. The Psalmist wrote, ‘You have magnified Your word above… Your name.’ (Psalm 138:2 NKJV) The only thing in the universe that God has placed above His name is His Word. ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Genesis 20–23 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Genesis 17–19 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:   “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us,    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39 Therefore they could not believe. For ...Read More

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Try to See People as God Sees Them

‘You are a letter from Christ.’ 2 Corinthians 3:3 NIV When you consider some of the people Jesus called to be His disciples, the word ‘dysfunctional’ comes to mind. But Jesus wasn’t put off. Like finding treasure in the rubbish, He was able to see their potential, draw it out and develop it. And that’s ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

1 Kings 17:1–7 17:1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 1 Kings 18:41–46 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us ...Read More

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Encourage Your Pastor

‘He…encouraged them for the service of the house of the Lord.’ 2 Chronicles 35:2 NKJV The Bible says King Josiah ‘set the priests in their duties and encouraged them for the service of the house of the Lord.’ Josiah did two things: he instructed them, and he encouraged them. Why? Because one without the other ...Read More

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How to Stay Together

‘Wives… submit yourselves to your husbands… Husbands, love your wives.’ Colossians 3:18–19 NIV Picture two little rowing boats setting off across a choppy lake. A man sits in one, and a woman in the other. They have every intention of rowing side by side, yet they begin drifting in opposite directions until they can hardly ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Genesis 13–16 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has ...Read More

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Express Your Love

‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 NLT When it comes to loving others: (1) You need to say it. An old fisherman who’d been married for fifty years to his patient, long-suffering wife, rarely took time to express his affection. Finally in frustration one day she said to him, ‘How come you never tell ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Genesis 10–12 12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus ...Read More

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