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The Qualities of a Spiritual Leader

‘Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honour.’ 1 Timothy 5:17 NKJV To be a spiritual leader worth following: (1) You must be accountable to someone. Someone who knows you well enough to pray with you, strengthen you in your vulnerable areas, and counsel you on important decisions. Authority without accountability …Read More

God Is Your Unfailing Source

‘The brook dried up.’ 1 Kings 17:7 NIV The psalmist wrote, ‘Joyful are those…whose hope is in the Lord their God.’ (Psalm 146:5 NLT) One author writes: ‘Sometimes when there’s not enough money to make ends meet, people tell us to budget and we chuckle. We look at the situation and say, “No way.” That’s …Read More

How To Maintain Your Peace

‘Search for peace, and work to maintain it.’ Psalm 34:14 NLT You can maintain a peaceful state of mind wherever you go and whatever you do. ‘How is that possible?’ you ask. The Bible says, ‘Search for peace, and work to maintain it.’ To enjoy a life of peace, you must first recognise what’s stealing …Read More

Today Share Your Faith With Someone

‘A woman of Samaria came to draw water.’ John 4:7 NKJV One day Jesus met a woman who’d come to draw water from a well. After five marriages, her trust in men was zero—and her self-esteem was into the negative! But after her encounter with Christ, she left the well radically changed. When it comes …Read More

A Praying Mother

‘Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart.’ Luke 2:19 TLB Max Lucado writes: ‘Some things only a mum can do… like powdering a baby’s bottom with one hand while holding the phone with the other… Spending the day wiping noses, laundering socks, balancing a cheque book, and still mean it when she thanks God …Read More

The Truth About Marriage (3)

‘The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.’ Luke 6:38 NLT The truth about the container: when the offering plate was passed in church, a lady didn’t put anything in. When she complained all the way home about how poor the service was, her little boy said, ‘Mum, that proves if you …Read More

The Truth About Marriage (2)

‘Love… cannot be bought, no matter what is offered.’ Song of Solomon 8:7 CEV The truth about Mr and Mrs Right: many who excel in their careers struggle when it comes to meeting people in a social setting. This has given rise to the twenty-first century phenomenon of finding a mate through the internet. Today, …Read More

The Truth About Marriage (1)

‘You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ John 8:32 NLT The idea of ‘the perfect marriage’ misleads and disillusions us, preparing us to walk away when fantasy clashes with reality. And it always does! Only when you accept the truth about frail, faltering, frustrating people—and you yourself are one—can you …Read More

Put Away The Measuring Stick!

‘If you, Lord, kept a record of sins… who could stand?’ Psalm 130:3 NIV We live in a results-oriented society where we’re rewarded for our performance in school, in sports, and on the job. But God doesn’t think like that. His thoughts and ways are far above ours (see Isaiah 55:8–9). He’s not impressed by …Read More

Humble Yourself

‘I… lifted my eyes to Heaven, and my understanding returned to me.’ Daniel 4:34 NKJV God always responds in love to a humble heart, and He always rejects a proud one. One moment King Nebuchadnezzar was boasting about having built the world’s most advanced civilisation. The next moment he’d lost his mind and was crawling …Read More

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