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How To Help People

‘What I do have I give you.’ Acts 3:6 NIV The Bible says, ‘Peter said, “Look at us… Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the …Read More

Seeing Yourself As God Sees You

‘We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers.’ Numbers 13:33 NLT Ten of Israel’s twelve spies returned from the Promised Land saying, ‘We even saw giants… we felt like grasshoppers.’ The other two, Joshua and Caleb, saw the same giants but believed that with God’s help they …Read More

How To Be Made ‘Whole’

‘Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?”’ Luke 17:17 NKJV Let’s read how Jesus healed these ten lepers, and see what we can learn: (1) They seized the moment. ‘They lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”’ (Luke 17:13 NKJV) Desperate people pray …Read More

Visited By An Angel

‘Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realising it.’ Hebrews 13:2 NLT One day Debby Gass was driving through Nevada when her sports car ran out of fuel. A young woman, alone in a small car, on a desert highway with no one around—it had …Read More

Getting Through Your ‘Night-Time Experiences’

‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NKJV God is with us during our ‘night-time experiences’. Think about it; you’ve been knocked down, but by God’s grace you’ve gotten back up. No matter how dark the night, you’ve lived to see the morning. Times change and relationships change, …Read More

Radical Commitment (2)

‘Take up your cross daily, and follow Me.’ Luke 9:23 NLT Let’s consider: (1) Commitment at work. In the past, employers valued their workers and workers valued their employers. But today’s workplace has become increasingly adversarial, with workers resenting their bosses and doing the bare minimum, while bosses are often demanding and take their employees …Read More

Radical Commitment (1)

‘I have been crucified with Christ.’ Galatians 2:20 NIV We live in a time of commitment-phobia. We want to get as much as we can while giving back as little as possible. We want to be there for others in good times but not bad ones. And our lack of commitment is reflected in the …Read More

Encourage Your Pastor

‘Honour those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:12 NLT If you want to encourage your pastor: (1) Cut the criticism. Most workers are evaluated each year based on their job performance; pastors are evaluated every week. Remember, if a particular sermon doesn’t scratch where you itch, chances are somebody else …Read More

There’s No Substitute!

‘Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.’ James 4:8 NKJV Author Reimar Schultze writes: ‘No man can become much like God, accomplish much for God, be intimate with God, be used much of God, unless he has learned to be much alone with God… and what a classroom you’ll find yourself …Read More

That’s The Good News

‘Where sin increased, grace increased all the more.’ Romans 5:20 NIV Bill Wilson and Bob Smith, co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, once visited a lawyer who was a hardened alcoholic. Confined to bed because of violent behaviour, the man had no choice but to listen to their stories of recovery. But as soon as they started …Read More

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