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Find Your Place In The Body Of Christ (1)

‘He did this to make all parts of the body work together smoothly, with each part caring about the others.’ 1 Corinthians 12:25 CEV When it comes to finding a church home, your options are unlimited. Traditional, contemporary, you name it—you can probably find it! But your individual place in the Body of Christ is …Read More

Murphy’s Law or God’s Law?

‘Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile.’ Philippians 4:8 CEV It’s said that in 1949 Captain Edward Murphy, an engineer working on a project for the United States Air Force, became angry because of a wrongly wired transducer. Scolding the technician responsible, Murphy said, ‘If there’s any way to do it wrong, he’ll …Read More

Don’t ‘Suffer Fools Gladly’

‘Fools despise wisdom and instruction.’ Proverbs 1:7 NKJV Three Hebrew words are used to define the word ‘fool’ in Proverbs. (1) ‘Kesil.’ This refers to a hard-headed person who thinks he or she needs no advice. (2) ‘Ewil.’ This word has a root meaning of ‘thickening of fluids’. It refers to a thick-headed person who …Read More

An Honest Question

‘How long will You hide Your face from me?’ Psalm 13:1 NIV When Kelly James and two climbing buddies died on Oregon’s Mount Hood in the USA, his brother Frank, a professor of theology, admitted: ‘It’s one thing to talk about death in the abstract. It’s another to cope with the death of someone you …Read More

Radical Commitment (2)

‘Give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow Me.’ Luke 9:23 NLT Here are three Bible examples of radical commitment: (1) Commitment on the job. In the past, employers appreciated their workers, and workers valued their employers and their jobs. Today’s workplace is often adversarial, with employees criticising their bosses and …Read More

Radical Commitment (1)

‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.’ Galatians 2:20 NIV Many people today want to get as much as they can for themselves while giving as little in return as possible. They want to be there for their friends in the good times, but absent in …Read More

God Has Promised To Bless You!

‘The Lord your God will bless you as He has promised.’ Deuteronomy 15:6 NLT Sometimes life beats you down so much that you give up hoping and believing that anything good will ever happen for you. If that’s where you are today, read these words: ‘“I know the plans I have for you,” says the …Read More

Guidelines For Parenting (3)

‘Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent].’ Proverbs 22:6 AMPC The Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.’ …Read More

Guidelines For Parenting (2)

‘If you correct your children, they will bring you peace and happiness.’ Proverbs 29:17 CEV Some years ago, sociologists and child psychologists made an interesting discovery. Contemporary thought assumed that putting fences around playgrounds made children feel restricted in their recreation. And based on that theory it was decided to remove the fences so children …Read More

Guidelines For Parenting (1)

‘Do not withhold correction from a child.’ Proverbs 23:13 NKJV When it comes to discipline, your primary concern should never be your own comfort, but the ‘soul’ [mind, will and emotions] of your child! Discipline, or the lack thereof, can set off a good or bad chain reaction. If your children don’t respect authority in …Read More

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