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The Benefits Of Being Unselfish

‘Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.’ Philippians 2:4 NLT Unselfishness does three things for you: (1) It improves the quality of your life. It gives you an appreciation for life and a comprehension of its higher values. Seeing people in need and giving to meet those needs sets …Read More

Have Confidence In Your Prayers

‘We are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.’ 1 John 5:14 NLT As a leader, Grover Cleveland, the only President of the United States to leave the White House and then return for a second term four years later, was remarkable. He would often personally answer the office phone in …Read More

Strive For Integrity

‘The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.’ Proverbs 11:3 NIV Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Matthew 19:19 NIV) But in order to love yourself, you must first be able to respect yourself. And self-respect is based on personal integrity. Author Ted Engstrom tells the following story in his book …Read More

How To Keep From Falling

‘Whoever does these things will never be shaken.’ Psalm 15:5 NIV In Scripture we read, ‘If you get more stubborn every time you are corrected, one day you will be crushed and never recover.’ (Proverbs 29:1 GNT) King Solomon was reputed to be the wisest man who ever lived. He wrote these words, but sadly he didn’t live by …Read More

Competence Doesn’t Compensate For Insecurity

‘From that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.’ 1 Samuel 18:9 NLT One of the truest tests of leadership is how you respond to somebody else’s success. Do you rejoice, or secretly resent them? Do you feel like their blessing somehow came at your expense? King Saul sent David out to fight Goliath. When …Read More

Don’t Be A Slave To The Wrong Things

‘You become the slave of whatever you choose to obey.’ Romans 6:16 NLT Consider some of the people who are enslaved today through no fault of their own—children sold into the sex trade and immigrants sold into forced labour. That’s not the kind of slavery Paul is talking about when he writes, ‘You become the slave of …Read More

Knowing When To Let Go

‘As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother.”’ Ephesians 5:31 NLT When our children are young, we’re so busy providing them with things like love, protection, discipline, training, and authority that it feels like these responsibilities will go on forever. But they don’t. When our children reach their late teens and early twenties, we …Read More

Don’t Lose Your Joy!

‘Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!’ Philippians 4:4 NKJV Paul writes, ‘Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!’ Why did Paul repeat himself? Because joy is the fuel we run on, and unless we maintain it, we can run out. That means regularly checking your fuel gauge to make sure …Read More

Immediately Following Death—Glory!

‘Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die.’ John 11:26 NLT At the graveside of His friend Lazarus, Jesus told his grieving sisters Mary and Martha two all-important things: (1) ‘Your brother will rise again.’ (John 11:23 NASB) (2) ‘Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die. Do you …Read More

It’s All About Getting Up Again!

‘Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.’ Proverbs 24:16 NIV If you have ever seen a child learning to walk, you know that falling down is an important part of the process. Getting back up again is crucial to developing the child’s balance and muscle development. Likewise, a boxer isn’t disqualified because he gets knocked …Read More

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