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Learning From The Prodigal Son

‘Father, I have sinned.’ Luke 15:18 NIV The prodigal son didn’t get into trouble until he left the safety of his father’s house. Jesus pointed out four things about him: (1) ‘He wasted his substance.’ Satan is a fraudster. If you heed his call to come out and play, you’ll end up losing the very …Read More

Overcoming Your Fears (3)

‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.’ Hebrews 13:6 NIV Let’s look at two more common fears: (1) Fear of not being good enough. It’s not about being as good as others; it’s about being yourself! Stop comparing yourself to other people and instead spend your time discovering your God-given strengths. You …Read More

Overcoming Your Fears (2)

‘They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.’ Psalm 112:7 NIV Let’s take a look at some of our most common fears and how we can overcome them. Fear of failure. This is the most common fear of all, and it keeps us from fulfilling any vision …Read More

Overcoming Your Fears (1)

‘You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.’ Job 11:18 NIV Famous people throughout history have suffered from phobias. Napoleon III was crippled by ailurophobia, an irrational fear of cats. Queen Elizabeth I was allegedly terrorised by anthophobia, an abnormal fear of flowers. Billionaire …Read More

Teach Your Child God’s Word

‘From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures.’ 2 Timothy 3:15 NIV There’s a story about a woman who came to her pastor and said, ‘How early should I start the spiritual training of my child?’ The pastor asked, ‘How old is the child?’ She answered, ‘Five.’ He replied, ‘Lady, get busy—you’re already five years …Read More

Righteous Anger (2)

‘Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.’ Isaiah 5:20 NKJV Did you know that God Himself gets angry? The Bible says, ‘The Lord became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the Lord God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.’ (1 Kings 11:9 NKJV) Often change begins with …Read More

Righteous Anger (1)

‘Be angry, and do not sin.’ Ephesians 4:26 NKJV There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle your anger. Moses handled his anger the wrong way and it cost him the Promised Land. Jesus handled His anger the right way, and those who took advantage of the poor were exposed and thrown out …Read More

Learn to Meditate

‘On His law he meditates day and night.’ Psalm 1:2 NIV Butterflies cover more ground, but bees gather more honey. That’s because the butterfly just flies over the flowers, whereas the bee lands on each one and stays there long enough to extract the nectar. That’s the difference between merely reading your Bible for a …Read More

The Rewards of Generosity

‘Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded.’ Ecclesiastes 11:1 CEV The Dead Sea has such high mineral concentrations that even non-swimmers can stay afloat in it. The only problem is the smell. Because it has no outlets, any fresh water that comes in quickly becomes contaminated. There’s an important Biblical principle at work here: …Read More

A Prayer For Self-Control

‘God wants you to be holy, so don’t be immoral in matters of sex.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:3 CEV When God created Adam and Eve, He told them to ‘multiply and replenish the earth.’ (Genesis 1:28 KJV) That helps explain why sex is one of our strongest drives. But it can also propel you into making …Read More

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