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Dealing with the Devil (2)

‘Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.’ 1 Peter 5:8 NLT When Jesus fought the devil in the wilderness, Satan never landed a single punch. Three times Jesus told him, ‘It is written.’ (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10 NKJV) And with those three solid right hooks, Satan went down and couldn’t get up. …Read More

Dealing with the Devil (1)

‘We are not ignorant of [Satan’s] schemes.’ 2 Corinthians 2:11 NAS The devil is thrilled with the current scepticism with which he’s viewed. The more we doubt or downplay his existence, the more he’s free to hurt and hamper us. Jesus never doubted the reality of the devil. The Bible says, ‘Jesus was led up …Read More

This Year Let God Be God

‘Casting down imaginations…’ 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV How does God provide for us? One day at a time. Do you remember the Israelites in the wilderness? God fed them faithfully each day by sending manna from Heaven. But some of them wanted to make sure they’d have enough for tomorrow, revealing their lack of trust …Read More

This Year Recognise Your Calling

‘It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil His good purpose.’ Philippians 2:13 NIV By recognising and fulfilling your God-given assignment in life you free yourself from a sense of failure, and are able to stop worrying about what others think. Why? Because your self-worth no longer …Read More

This Year Trust God And Stay Calm

‘You… grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace.’ Psalm 94:13 AMP There are some things God will do for us, and other things He expects us to do for ourselves. ‘Blessed… is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and whom You teach from Your law, that You may grant him …Read More

This Year Listen To God

‘The Lord will guide you continually.’ Isaiah 58:11 NRS How can we say we have a personal relationship with God, and yet say He never talks to us? Being open and receptive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit is a non-optional part of Christian living. We can all learn how to be open to …Read More

The New Year (2)

‘With God all things are possible.’ Matthew 19:26 NIV Jon Gordon offers practical New Year’s resolutions: (1) Stay positive. You can listen to the cynics and believe success is impossible, or believe ‘with God all things are possible.’ (2) Each day when you awake complete this statement: ‘My purpose is ____________.’ (3) Take a morning …Read More

The New Year (1)

‘You have crowned the year with Your bounty, and Your paths drip with fatness.’ Psalm 65:11 NAS One Bible teacher says: ‘Like most people you’ve probably made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, exercise, eat better… and improve your life. But did you know that the desire to improve your life with each New Year …Read More

Find Lasting Satisfaction

‘But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.’ John 4:14 NLT Jesus asked the woman at the well for a drink of water. Surprised that a Jew would talk to a Samaritan, she asked Him why He was asking her for water. He replied: ‘If you only knew… you would …Read More

Don’t Look Back

‘Anyone who…looks behind him is useless for the Kingdom of God.’ Luke 9:62 PHPS Jesus sought out people prepared to do more than just believe in Him—He wanted people willing to follow Him. His early ministry was marked by people like Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathaniel. (See John 1:35–52) These were people willing to leave …Read More

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