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God Loves Them—You Must Too

‘You know that we Jews are not allowed to have anything to do with other people. But God has shown me that He doesn’t think anyone is unclean or unfit.’ Acts 10:28 CEV From a Jewish point of view Cornelius, a Gentile, was a bad guy. He ate the wrong food, hung out with the …Read More

Practise Humility

‘Clothe yourselves with humility.’ 1 Peter 5:5 NASB The Bible says: ‘Clothe yourselves with humility… for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble… humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for …Read More

Small Things Matter

‘Who has despised the day of small things?’ Zechariah 4:10 NKJV When God gave Gideon victory over the Midianites, He used an army of just three hundred to defeat an enemy that swarmed like an uncountable cloud of locusts (see Judges 7). That wasn’t because there weren’t more soldiers available; it was because God wanted …Read More

Use Your Common Sense

‘God blesses everyone who has wisdom and common sense.’ Proverbs 3:13 CEV The key to success lies in doing the right thing at the right time. Theologian Tryon Edwards said, ‘Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place… you’ll not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (5)

‘The Lord looks at the heart.’ 1 Samuel 16:7 NLT Pastor and author John MacArthur says: ‘Jesus’ exposition of the law is a devastating blow against the lie that image is everything. Secret sin is especially abhorrent because: (1) God sees the heart. In fact, if we realised He’s the only audience we’d be less …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (4)

‘You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.’ Psalm 32:5 NLT David said, ‘I confessed all my sins to You… And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.’ Julie Ann Barnhill writes: ‘If you’re tired of pretending you have it all together, it’s time to act. For too long Christian women in particular have …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (3)

‘You will rebuild those houses left in ruins for years.’ Isaiah 58:12 CEV Lie number two: God won’t use you now. Julie Ann Barnhill continues: ‘Women long to have their lives count for something more eternal than their jean size, or updated qualifications on a CV. Yet many times we judge ourselves by these superficial …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (2)

‘You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins.’ Proverbs 28:13 GNT Julie Ann Barnhill continues: ‘The “father of lies” (John 8:44 NIV) wants us to believe there are things we’ve done that can make God’s love for us end. And on occasion I’ve swallowed three of his favourite lies. Lie …Read More

Confessions of a Secret Sinner (1)

‘There is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.’ Luke 12:2 NKJV Inspirational speaker Julie Ann Barnhill writes: ‘I tend to be a stealthy sinner—a cloistered screw-up. Most of my life I’ve managed to fly under the radar… to keep 99.9 per cent of such things hidden. As …Read More

Nurture Your Children

‘Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.’ Ephesians 6:4 KJV We keep being shocked by stories of children killing teachers and other children in school, and then turning the gun on themselves. Two boys, aged twelve and thirteen, beat a man to death outside a convenience store just for the pleasure …Read More

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