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Avoid Strife

‘Where… strife is, there is… every evil work.’ James 3:16 KJV The apostle Paul encourages us to act out of love, live in harmony and be of one mind. He adds, ‘Don’t act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Don’t be concerned only about …Read More

Pursue Change

‘You will be… complete.’ James 1:4 NLT If you’re serious about changing your life, well-known leadership expert John Maxwell offers this advice: ‘Don’t just change enough to get away from your problems—change enough to solve them. Don’t just change your circumstances to improve your life—change yourself to improve your circumstances. Don’t do the same old …Read More

Keys to Spiritual Growth

‘Until Christ is formed in you.’ Galatians 4:19 NKJV Here are the three Scriptural keys to help you grow and mature spiritually: (1) Conception. This results from intimacy between two people who love each other. Now, God’s love for you is clear and compelling (see 1 John 3:1); the question is how much do you …Read More

Don’t Try To Please Everybody

‘I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God.’ Galatians 1:10 NLT We tend to fall into one of two traps: (1) Thinking too much of ourselves. Harry Truman was thrust into the US presidency by the death of Franklin Roosevelt. That’s when Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House, took him aside …Read More

God Wants to Set You Free

‘There is a way that seems right… But its end is… death.’ Proverbs 14:12 NKJV Ever noticed how zookeepers handle an injured animal? Even though the keeper is only interested in helping, the animal doesn’t understand because it is focused solely on the pain. As a result, it strikes out at the very one who’s …Read More

Don’t Let Jealousy Destroy Your Marriage

‘Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.’ 1 John 4:18 NLT Solomon writes, ‘Jealousy is cruel as the grave.’ (Song of Solomon 8:6 KJV) There are many practical applications for this verse, and one of them is that jealousy can cause the death of a marriage. When you’re jealous of your …Read More

Recognise When Satan Is At Work

‘He had astonished them with his sorceries.’ Acts 8:11 NKJV Just as the apostles worked astonishing miracles through the power of God, Simon the sorcerer was able to do astonishing things through occult power. So how did the apostles handle the situation? Did they sidestep it? Coexist peacefully with it? Say, ‘It’s no big deal’? …Read More

Live A Balanced Life

‘Come with Me… to a quiet place and get some rest.’ Mark 6:31 NIV The Bible says, ‘The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty.’ (Psalm 90:10 NIV) If you’re blessed to live that long you’ll typically spend an average of twenty-four years sleeping, twenty years working, ten years in church and on holiday …Read More

You Can Start Again

‘A bruised reed He will not break, and a smouldering wick He will not snuff out.’ Matthew 12:20 NIV Aren’t you glad that God is a mender and not a discarder? With Him, broken lives don’t have to be the end of the story. He’s often been called the God of the ‘second chance’. How …Read More

Get Rid of the Mental Baggage!

‘Love… ties everything completely together.’ Colossians 3:14 CEV If you’re the kind of person who harbours grudges and holds on to past mistakes, even your own, you know what it feels like to be weighed down by mental baggage. It’s hard for a relationship to survive when neither party has processed what happened in the …Read More

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