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Elijah (3)

‘…There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising…’ 1 Kings 18:44 NKJV Every success story begins with somebody taking a small step or sowing a small seed, which usually represents all they have at that moment. Simply stated: everything big starts with something small. If you’re not willing to start small, you …Read More

Elijah (2)

‘…Go up now, look toward the sea.’ 1 Kings 18:43 NKJV Elijah ‘said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times [Elijah] said, "Go again"… the seventh time…[the servant] said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man’s …Read More

Elijah (1)

‘…there is the sound…of rain.’ 1 Kings 18:41 NKJV Are you going through a spiritual dry spell? Are you busy encouraging others while your own life seems to be falling apart? You’re not unique. It happened to Elijah, a prophet who’d just called down fire from Heaven on Mount Carmel and defeated 850 false prophets …Read More

Appreciate Your Pastor

‘…[The] high priest is [only] a man…’ Hebrews 5:1 NLT When it comes to appreciating your pastor, notice four Biblical principles. First, ‘[The] high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God.’ Let’s be clear: your pastor was chosen from among human beings, not angels. Secondly, because he is …Read More

Have You Been ‘Burned’?

‘…Watch out that no [bitter] root…grows up [among] you…’ Hebrews 12:15 NLT Have you been ‘burned’ by people? You’re not alone, we all have. But instead of being consumed by it, God tells you to forgive it and let it go. When you deny your feelings and stew under the surface, you give the devil …Read More

The Benefits of Struggle

‘…that you may be…fully developed…’ James 1:4 AMP Overcoming obstacles is what develops in us the qualities needed to fulfil God’s will for our lives. The truth is, it can’t happen any other way. In 2 Corinthians Paul spells out the benefits of going through hard times. Yes, there are actually benefits! Let’s take a …Read More

Core Values

‘…be…doers of the Word, and not hearers only…’ James 1:22 NKJV We talk about our ‘core values’. In an ever-changing world they are principles that should govern your life. They explain why you do the things you do, and what you stand for. They’re not just business strategies, cultural norms or responses to market changes; …Read More

Watch What You Say

‘Stephanas, Fortunatas, and Achaicus…have been a wonderful encouragement to me.’ 1 Corinthians 16:17-18 TLB Most of us have no idea how much other people’s emotions, self-esteem and hopes are influenced by what we say. Paul said, ‘Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus…have been a wonderful encouragement to me.’ If you’ve never heard of them, it’s because most …Read More

Be an encourager!

‘Pleasant words are…healing…’ Proverbs 16:24 NIV Al had a hard time in school. He never seemed to be able to keep up. When his teacher called him ‘Addled’, his mother immediately withdrew him from school to teach him at home. The teacher thought he couldn’t learn, but Al’s mother had a different opinion- she was …Read More

It Happens to the Best of Us!

‘…these things happened…as examples…’ 1 Corinthians 10:11 NKJV A pastor was building a fence while the neighbour’s 12-year-old son watched. The pastor smiled and said, ‘Are you interested in carpentry?’ ‘No,’ the boy replied. ‘I just want to hear what a preacher says when he hits his thumb with a hammer!’ You are the only …Read More

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