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The secret to having joy (1)

‘That My joy may be in you.’ John 15:11 NIV Jesus said, ‘I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.’ The joy Jesus is talking about is unique: ‘My joy.’ And it’s fulfilling in a way that the world’s happiness isn’t: ‘That your …Read More

How Do You Come Across?

‘He made him a coat of many colours.’ Genesis 37:3 KJV God gave Joseph a dream of future greatness—one in which his brothers would bow down to him. But when he announced his dream, his brothers hatched a plan to kill him. And to make things worse his father ‘loved Joseph more than all his …Read More

Self-Control

‘Make every effort to add to your faith… self-control.’ 2 Peter 1:5–6 NIV If you’ve the faith to believe, the moment you pray for salvation you receive it. It doesn’t work that way with self-control. Yes, you should pray for it, but Peter writes, ‘Make every effort to add to your faith…self-control.’ It only becomes …Read More

Love must be based on trust

‘May the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another.’ 1 Thessalonians 3:12 NKJV The real test of trust in a relationship is to be able to share your secrets and struggles, your inner fears and failures—intimacy based on honesty. It takes courage to be honest with God, and even more to …Read More

Always tell the truth

‘Nothing… impure will enter the city, nor anyone who… tells lies..’ Revelation 21:27 GNT When it comes to telling the truth, here are two stories: (1) One morning a mother was out shopping when she bumped into her son at a shopping centre. Angry and alarmed that he’d skipped school, she demanded to know why …Read More

Don’t Be a Critic, Be a Cheerleader (2)

‘Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.’ Proverbs 12:25 NKJV Why do we find it easier to be a critic than a cheerleader? (1) Our self-importance. Once we’ve achieved a certain level of success, we think that ‘we know best’. But sometimes what we are ready to …Read More

Don’t Be a Critic, Be a Cheerleader (1)

‘Judge not, that you be not judged.’ Matthew 7:1 NKJV Parent, you can break your child’s spirit by emphasising what they do wrong rather than what they do right. Church member, you can discourage your pastor through criticism or encourage him until he enters the fullness of all that God’s called him to be. Why …Read More

‘We shall be like Him’

‘We shall be like Him.’ 1 John 3:2 NIV Let every parent write these words on their child’s bedroom wall. Let those who are struggling, physically or mentally, fall asleep with the promise: ‘We shall be like Him.’ Let us all take this promise to heart: ‘We shall be like Him.’ We shall graduate from …Read More

Have you prayed about it?

‘Pray and ask God for everything you need.’ Philippians 4:6 NCV Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and asking if your order is ready? ‘When did you call it in?’ the server asks. ‘Oh, I didn’t,’ you reply. ‘I just thought perhaps you might have something with my name on it.’ That’s as ridiculous …Read More

Financial increase

‘He will increase what you have.’ 2 Corinthians 9:10 CEV Some people think God is opposed to our having money, or that He doesn’t want us to have very much of it. But the Bible says, ‘He will increase what you have, so… you can give even more to those in need. You will be …Read More

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