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Armed for spiritual warfare (3)

‘Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.’ Ephesians 6:18 NLT Your spiritual armour must be put on correctly so that all the pieces fit; otherwise, you’re vulnerable to defeat at Satan’s hands. So, how do you do that? Paul tells us how: ‘Pray in the Spirit at all times …’ Your clothes [...]

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You have only two options: forgiveness or bitterness

‘How often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?’ Matthew 18:21 NKJV The Bible says, ‘Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him … “up to seventy times seven”’ (Matthew 18:21-22 NKJV). Seventy times [...]

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Hebrews 4:12

Hebrews 4:12

This week’s memory verse is Hebrews 4:12 – For the Word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double dged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

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Armed for spiritual warfare (2)

‘Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.’ Ephesians 6:13 NLT Let’s look at the next three pieces of spiritual armour God has provided for us to live victoriously: 1) ‘Hold up the shield of faith’ (Ephesians 6:16 NLT). For what? ‘ … to stop the fiery arrows of the devil aimed at you by Satan’ [...]

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How to protect your family

‘“They are to take some of the blood and smear it on the sides and top of the doorframes of the houses ….”’ Exodus 12:7 NLT On the night of the Passover, God told Moses that the angel of death would come and eliminate all the firstborn males in Egypt. Then He gave a specific plan [...]

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Armed for spiritual warfare (1)

‘Put on the full armour of God …’ Ephesians 6:11 NASB20 Every day you live, you will battle the world, the flesh, and the devil. In order to be armed for spiritual warfare, Paul gives us six specific pieces of spiritual armour. Here are the first three: 1) The sturdy ‘belt of truth’ (Ephesians 6:14 NLT). During World [...]

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All you need to know

‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ Psalm 46:10 NIV If Job had a weakness, it was his tongue. He talked excessively. Not that you could blame him. After being hit by calamity, there wasn’t a wall standing in his house or a loved one living. And his wife, empathetic soul that she was, told [...]

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When God Says No

God’s delay is not always God’s denial. It can be a matter of wrong timing or a growth opportunity to actually persist and press in.

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Don’t doubt God

‘I won’t believe it unless I see …’ John 20:25 NLT John writes: ‘… Thomas (nicknamed the Twin) was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, ‘“We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and [...]

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Pray for wisdom (4)

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God.’ James 1:5 NKJV Here is a time-tested and proven formula for obtaining wisdom: 1) Acknowledge that you need it. Benjamin Franklin, an American author and inventor, correctly said, ‘The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of your own ignorance.’ 2) Go to [...]

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Live with integrity at home

‘But to his sons-in-law, he seemed to be joking.’ Genesis 19:14 NKJV Make your life an open book. Establish a system of values against which all of life is judged. Walk with God; maintain your integrity at work and at home, and you will make the right choice every time. Lot failed to do this, and [...]

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Pray for wisdom (3)

‘The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.’ Proverbs 4:7 NIV Why does the Bible talk so much about Solomon’s wisdom? Because it’s not human wisdom raised to a supernatural height; it’s supernatural wisdom lowered to human understanding. In case you think the water is too deep and wisdom is beyond you, listen to what Solomon, [...]

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What’s the ‘most important’ thing to you?

‘My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me …’’ Acts 20:24 NIV The story is told of Major Arthur Godfrey Peuchen, a wealthy Canadian man who survived the Titanic. After it struck the iceberg, he returned to his stateroom and, ignoring cash, jewellery, and other valuable [...]

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Pray for wisdom (2)

‘For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can equal it.’ Proverbs 8:11 CSB When King Solomon asked God for wisdom instead of power, fame, or riches, ‘God said to Solomon, "Since this was in your heart, and you have not requested riches, wealth, or glory, or for the life of those who hate you, [...]

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The breaking process (3)

‘He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples.’ Matthew 14:19 NKJV The Bible says that Jesus ‘… took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes’ (Matthew 14:19 NKJV). Notice the progression in [...]

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Pray for wisdom (1)

‘Now give me wisdom.’ 2 Chronicles 1:10 NKJV When King Solomon ascended to the throne, God said to him, ‘Ask! What shall I give you?’ (2 Chronicles 1:7 NKJV). Imagine: Solomon was given carte blanche by the One in whose dictionary the word impossible doesn’t exist. But there was a catch! God was testing Solomon to find out what [...]

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The breaking process (2)

‘A broken and a contrite heart, God, You will not despise.’ Psalm 51:17 NASB20 Brokenness leads to blessing. To receive a double portion of the spirit of Elijah, Elisha, who was a farmer, had to break and burn his plough. To demonstrate her love for Jesus, Mary had to break open her box of costly ointment [...]

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Overcoming temptation

‘Temptation … is common to man.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV The Bible says, ‘God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it’ (1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV). Our minds are like a hotel. The [...]

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1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13

This week’s memory verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

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The Power of Just Listening

There is a power in listening. Listening is how the healing of broken souls commences. There can be more power in silence than in words.

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The breaking process (1)

‘The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; …’ Psalm 51:17 NASB20 Brokenness is the process by which God strips us of pride and self-sufficiency so that the character of Christ can shine through. Brokenness doesn’t necessarily mean experiencing some tragedy. Many people suffer tragedy without drawing closer to God. The issue in brokenness is not [...]

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Friends for life

‘Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.’ John 15:13 NKJV If you’ve had a best friend for years, think back to when you first met. You obviously clicked and found you enjoyed each other's company. You couldn’t wait to be together and create fun things to do [...]

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