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Answering the big questions (4)

‘Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.’ Romans 9:5 NIV Some people say that Jesus Christ never existed. Ray Comfort writes: ‘While sceptics may choose to reject the Bible’s moral message, they cannot deny its historical accuracy. Over 25,000 archaeological finds demonstrate that the people, places, and events mentioned in the Bible are real and …Read More

Answering the big questions (3)

‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.’ 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV How can we trust the Bible when human beings wrote it? Answer: Do you write the letter or does the pen? The pen is merely the instrument you use. In the same way, God used men as instruments to write His ‘letter’ to humanity. That’s …Read More

Answering the big questions (2)

‘Can’t you see that His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?’ Romans 2:4 NLT Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? The word hypocrite comes from the Greek word for ‘actor’. Hypocrisy is ‘the practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold’. The true church of Jesus Christ is made up …Read More

Answering the big questions (1)

‘We are looking forward to a new Heaven and a new earth.’ 2 Peter 3:13 NIV What about suffering—doesn’t that prove there isn’t a loving God? Adam was given a choice: to obey God or disobey Him. He chose disobedience, and God said, ‘Cursed is the ground [earth] because of you; through painful toil you will eat …Read More

Your words reveal your heart

‘Your speech betrays you.’ Matthew 26:73 NKJV The words you speak will give you away every time. It happened to Peter. On the night Jesus was arrested and all His disciples scattered, Peter stayed close enough to see what was happening—but not close enough to be identified with Him. The Bible says: ‘Those who stood by came …Read More

Putting ‘self’ on the altar

‘If we have built an altar for ourselves to turn away from the Lord.’ Joshua 22:23 NLT In the Bible an altar represented different things. It represented sacrificing to God by giving Him the best of the sheep in your flock. It represented worshipping God and putting Him above all else in life. It represented humility, acknowledging …Read More

Be generous

‘You shall open your hand wide.’ Deuteronomy 15:8 NKJV God instructed the Israelites, ‘If there is among you a poor man… you shall open your hand wide to him.’ (Deuteronomy 15:7–8 NKJV) Giving is the loftiest level of living. Generous people focus their time and effort on what they can give to others, not what they can get from …Read More

Either rule, or be ruled

‘Then God said, “Let Us make humans in Our image, in Our likeness. Let them rule.”’ Genesis 1:26 GWT At creation God said something interesting about us: ‘Let them rule.’ In other words, He invested you with full authority for managing your life. You serve as His agent on earth to make sure His will is done. …Read More

Crossing the ‘what if’ line

‘You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion.’ 2 Corinthians 9:11 NIV Pastor Andy Stanley writes: ‘As you move forward in your relationship with God, occasionally He will test your grip on your wallet. It’s a faith thing… every so often, God will prompt you to step out of …Read More

Sow for the future

‘Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.’ Matthew 6:32 NLT Jesus gave this advice to a group of people who were anxious about their finances: ‘Don’t worry about these things… your heavenly Father already knows all your needs… and He will give you everything you need.’ (Matthew 6:31–33 NLT) He will do this from day to day, if …Read More

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