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Walk In The Light

‘If we walk in the light…the blood of Jesus…purifies us from all sin.’ 1 John 1:7 NIV Twice in Scripture God spoke into our darkness. In Genesis chapter one He said, ‘Let there be lights.’ (Genesis 1:14 NIV) And in John chapter three Jesus declared, ‘Light has come into the world.’ (John 3:19 NIV) To …Read More

Things You Must Overcome (3)

‘Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ Proverbs 4:7 NIV The third thing you must overcome on your way to success is ignorance. As the ancient writer Aristophanes pointed out, ‘Ignorance can be educated… but stupid lasts forever.’ Far too often we don’t think realistically, or we fail to seek out the information and …Read More

Things You Must Overcome (2)

‘I discipline my body… Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.’ 1 Corinthians 9:27 NLT The second issue you’ll have to address is your emotions. While they can be a gauge of how you feel and a clue to what needs to be changed in your life, never let …Read More

Things You Must Overcome (1)

‘Do not turn…to the right or…the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:7 NIV Sometimes we’re so afraid of mistakes we avoid situations where they might occur. Yet that could be the biggest error of all. For the next few days let’s look at some things you must overcome to succeed …Read More

Don’t Rush Into This Relationship

‘He made…a woman, and…brought her to the man.’ Genesis 2:22 NKJV Patience is a difficult skill to practise when it comes to relationships. This is particularly so when you feel lonely, empty, and incomplete. When that happens you can jump the gun, and make a choice based on your limited perspective rather than the larger …Read More

Take The High Road

‘Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate.’ 1 Peter 3:9 NLT It’s been said that the depth of your hurt determines the width of your response. So it’s likely that when someone hurts you, your first impulse will be to get even. But any momentary satisfaction you experience will invariably be followed by a lingering …Read More

What Kind Of Christian Are You? (3)

‘The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light…’ Matthew 11:30 NCV Jesus said, ‘[The Pharisees] tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders.’ (Matthew 23:4 NIV) They imposed rules that people couldn’t keep, and on the rare occasion when they …Read More

What Kind Of Christian Are You? (2)

‘I have come that they may have life… abundantly.’ John 10:10 NKJV Here are some questions you should ask yourself regularly: (1) Am I approachable? Speaking of the Pharisees, Jesus said, ‘They love the place of honour… and to be called “Rabbi”.’ (Matthew 23:6–7 NIV) In Jesus’ day some rabbis had the idea that true …Read More

What Kind Of Christian Are You? (1)

‘They… recognised them as men who had been with Jesus.’ Acts 4:13 NLT The Pharisees were self-appointed experts in matters of dietary laws, dress codes, etc. These practices allowed them to decide who was ‘in’ and who was ‘out’. And what’s worse, the insiders became judgmental towards the outsiders. Dallas Willard writes, ‘How many people …Read More

Give Yourself Away!

‘They gave themselves first to the Lord… then to us.’ 2 Corinthians 8:5 NIV What do people usually value more than your money? You! Think about it. What takes greater effort—writing a cheque or giving of your time and energy? Which shows a greater level of commitment? Take a moment and recall the people who’ve …Read More

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