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To Be Kind Is To Be Godly

‘That… He might show… His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.’ Ephesians 2:7 NIV The Bible says: ‘God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms… that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to …Read More

How do you affect others?

‘Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.’ Romans 1:12 NCV We’ve a tendency to adopt the attitudes of the people closest to us. That’s why Paul wrote, ‘Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you.’ The truth is that doubters get what they expect—and so do believers! Looking …Read More

Thank God for the Blood

‘…you were redeemed…with the precious blood of Christ…’ 1 Peter 1:18–19 NIV The story of redemption begins in Eden with God shedding the blood of a lamb to cover Adam’s and Eve’s sin, and ends in Heaven with a multi-national choir singing, ‘…You…have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every…nation.’ (Revelation 5:9 …Read More

Enjoy Each Season Of Your Life!

‘Which yields its fruit in season.’ Psalm 1:3 NIV Your life is lived in seasons, and to be fruitful you must recognise the season you’re in and maximise it. ‘How can I tell when a season is ending?’ you ask. Because the grace that accompanied that season will lift, and what was once rewarding will …Read More

Teaching Children Patience (3)

‘For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.’ Hebrews 10:36 NKJV Do these three things: (1) Don’t be Mr or Mrs Quick-Fix-It. Your kids need to learn to respond the right way to difficult conditions. That means dealing with frustrations, not being …Read More

Teaching children patience (2)

‘Bring forth fruit with patience.’ Luke 8:15 KJV Here are five more teaching tips: (1) Teach by experiment. Toddlers through ‘tweens’ can appreciate the time it takes a plant to grow, so involve them in planting a seed and watching it grow. Explain how everything in life takes time to change and develop. Teach the …Read More

Teaching Children Patience (1)

‘But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.’ Romans 8:25 NLT Waiting patiently is what life, God, and success demand. Even when we’ve done the right things, God requires us to wait for the results. ‘You have need of endurance, so that after you have done …Read More

Be Kind To The Unkind

‘Pray for those who mistreat you.’ Luke 6:28 NIV In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught, ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.’ (Luke 6:27–28 NIV) Then He added, ‘Your reward will be great.’ (Luke 6:35 NIV) God sees, He …Read More

Judgment Day Will Be A Great Day For You

‘In this world we are like Jesus.’ 1 John 4:17 NIV Will you get into Heaven because you are worthy? No, you’ll get there because Jesus, the One in Whom you’ve placed your trust, is worthy! ‘As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the Day …Read More

Battling bitterness

‘I had great bitterness; but You…delivered my soul.’ Isaiah 38:17 NKJV At ninety-two, Jenny never missed a chance to recall how her sister refused to buy her a pair of shoes fifty years ago! All those years marinating ‘in the gall of bitterness.’ (Acts 8:23 KJV) Anne Peterson says: ‘An offence burrows into our hearts. …Read More

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