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You Must Show Compassion (2)

‘The Lord is very compassionate.’ James 5:11 NKJV When it comes to Christ-like compassion, the Bible teaches us two more things. (1) Relates to the needs of others. Paul writes, ‘Jesus…This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do.’ (Hebrews 4:14–15 NLT) Jesus understands—how comforting! Whatever …Read More

You Must Show Compassion (1)

‘When he saw him, he had compassion.’ Luke 10:33 NKJV Many dictionaries define compassion as sympathy, pity or concern—all emotional responses. But the compassion of Jesus transcends emotion and translates into action. Christ-like compassion: (1) Recognises the needs of others. ‘Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let …Read More

Practise Being Kind

‘Clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness…’ Colossians 3:12 NLT Since the people we deal with every day notice what we wear, the Bible says, ‘Clothe yourselves with…kindness.’ But sometimes kindness is the last thing on our minds. Think about how often you’ve passed a motorist stranded on the road and didn’t stop or even offer …Read More

Finding Contentment In Your Work

‘Enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God.’ Ecclesiastes 5:19 NLT Two-thirds of your adult life will be spent earning a living, and God wants you to enjoy it: ‘To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God.’ Try to realise …Read More

Love, Without Strings Attached

‘Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us.’ Ephesians 5:2 NKJV In America you will sometimes see cars with bumper stickers announcing that the owner’s child is an ‘honour student’ at a particular school. And while we all feel good about the successes of our children, two potential problems can arise. First, there’s a …Read More

God Has Already Gone Before You

‘The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you.’ Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV Are you feeling anxious today because you don’t know what you’re walking into? Israel was going into a good situation, the Promised Land. They had just come out of a bad one: a back-breaking, soul-destroying, hope-extinguishing 430 years of slavery. Now …Read More

How’s Your Marriage? (2)

‘Live joyfully with the wife whom you love.’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV Three things happen in a good marriage: (1) You get to know yourself. To grow, you must be able to look at yourself realistically. By far the best place to do that is in a home filled with love. It lets you be open …Read More

How’s Your Marriage? (1)

‘He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord.’ Proverbs 18:22 NKJV If you’re over sixty, chances are you grew up in an era where you didn’t know too many divorced couples and the subject was taboo. Now your children are growing up in a world where marriages fail …Read More

Believe God For Your Healing

‘I am the Lord, who heals you.’ Exodus 15:26 NIV Why isn’t every sick person who is prayed over healed? We don’t know, and God doesn’t tell us. We know that doubt and unbelief can hinder His miracle-working power in our lives. When Jesus returned to His hometown to those who knew Him best, we …Read More

Pray Before Temptation Comes

‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’ Luke 22:40 NIV You can put on your best brave face in an attempt to convince others you’re doing better than you are. However, deep inside you know the areas where you’re most often tempted and fail. In fact, if you are gut-level honest, chances are you …Read More

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