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Strengthen Your Faith (3)

‘Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.’ Psalm 56:3 NKJV Faith is like a muscle; trouble may strain it, but in the end it grows stronger. David understood this truth. He was continually hounded by his enemies. Even as he was being anointed to sit on the throne of Israel, Saul was still …Read More

Strengthen Your Faith (2)

‘Just take your positions and watch the Lord rescue you from your enemy.’ 2 Chronicles 20:17 CEV When you doubt God, you disappoint Him—because He deserves better. So, you must seek to strengthen your faith, because faith honours God and God honours faith. And He will send opportunities disguised as problems designed to strengthen your …Read More

Strengthen Your Faith (1)

‘Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.’ Hebrews 11:2 NLT The Bible says: ‘Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.’ (Hebrews 11:1–2 …Read More

Remember Those Who Have Helped You

‘You sent help more than once.’ Philippians 4:16 NLT Charles Swindoll tells the story of the giving tree: ‘When the boy was young he swung from the tree’s branches, ate her apples, and slept in her shade… But as he grew up he spent less and less time with the tree. “Come on, let’s play,” …Read More

Where Are You Living Today?

‘To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…be glory…forever and ever.’ Ephesians 3:20–21 NKJV Israel’s journey from Egypt to the Promised Land illustrates three different places you can choose to live: (1) The place of ‘not enough’. As slaves in Egypt they were forced to depend on …Read More

Handling Panic Attacks

‘Do not be afraid of sudden fear.’ Proverbs 3:25 NAS In the Bible panic attacks are referred to as ‘sudden fear’. You can’t breathe, your palms sweat, your chest gets tight, and you feel weak. If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you’ll recognise these symptoms. Doctors estimate that in our stress-filled world, about a …Read More

Seven Seconds (3)

‘I am the good shepherd.’ John 10:11 KJV You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Your message may be wonderful and much needed by the hearer, but the look on your face can turn people off before you open your mouth. Ever notice how many people have bad memories of …Read More

Seven Seconds (2)

‘Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.’ James 3:13 NIV In the first seven seconds people often decide they do or don’t want to hear what you have to say. It may not be fair—but it’s a …Read More

Seven Seconds (1)

‘Let your light shine before men.’ Matthew 5:16 NAS Jesus said, ‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16 NKJV) When you’re in darkness, you see the light before you see the carrier of the light, right? The old saying, ‘First …Read More

Dealing With Spiritual Depression

‘Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart.’ Jeremiah 15:16 NAS People in Bible times dealt with depression too. Consider Elijah. ‘I have had enough, Lord,’ he said, ‘Take my life.’ (1 Kings 19:4 NIV). Job said, ‘I loathe my very life.’ (Job 10:1 NIV) The psalmist wrote, ‘My soul …Read More

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