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Secrets of Self-Control (2)

‘With the Lord’s help, they will stand.’ Romans 14:4 NLT Put your past behind you. ‘One thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal.’ (Philippians 3:13–14 NIV) This Scripture exposes a misconception that will keep you from gaining self-control: once a failure, always a …Read More

Secrets of Self-Control (1)

‘A man’s temptation is due to the pull of his own inward desires.’ James 1:14 PHPS For the next few days let’s look at how to develop self-control. Here’s the first step: accept responsibility for your lack of self-control. Admit your problem. ‘A man’s temptation is due to the pull of his own inward desires, …Read More

Rules of Engagement

‘A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.’ Proverbs 15:1 NLT Even in the best of marriages arguments will arise from time to time. With two people of differing temperaments, tastes, and ways of thinking, how could it be otherwise? So here are a few rules of engagement: (1) Think before you …Read More

Instead of Worrying, Pray

‘Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything.’ Philippians 4:6 CEV Chuck Swindoll writes: ‘The pressures of our times have many of us caught in a web of the most acceptable, yet energy-draining sin in the Christian family: worry. Chances are good you woke up this morning, stepped out of bed, and before doing anything, …Read More

Strengthen Your Faith (3)

‘Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.’ Psalm 56:3 NKJV Faith is like a muscle; trouble may strain it, but in the end it grows stronger. David understood this truth. He was continually hounded by his enemies. Even as he was being anointed to sit on the throne of Israel, Saul was still …Read More

Strengthen Your Faith (2)

‘Just take your positions and watch the Lord rescue you from your enemy.’ 2 Chronicles 20:17 CEV When you doubt God, you disappoint Him—because He deserves better. So, you must seek to strengthen your faith, because faith honours God and God honours faith. And He will send opportunities disguised as problems designed to strengthen your …Read More

Strengthen Your Faith (1)

‘Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.’ Hebrews 11:2 NLT The Bible says: ‘Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.’ (Hebrews 11:1–2 …Read More

Remember Those Who Have Helped You

‘You sent help more than once.’ Philippians 4:16 NLT Charles Swindoll tells the story of the giving tree: ‘When the boy was young he swung from the tree’s branches, ate her apples, and slept in her shade… But as he grew up he spent less and less time with the tree. “Come on, let’s play,” …Read More

Where Are You Living Today?

‘To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…be glory…forever and ever.’ Ephesians 3:20–21 NKJV Israel’s journey from Egypt to the Promised Land illustrates three different places you can choose to live: (1) The place of ‘not enough’. As slaves in Egypt they were forced to depend on …Read More

Handling Panic Attacks

‘Do not be afraid of sudden fear.’ Proverbs 3:25 NAS In the Bible panic attacks are referred to as ‘sudden fear’. You can’t breathe, your palms sweat, your chest gets tight, and you feel weak. If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you’ll recognise these symptoms. Doctors estimate that in our stress-filled world, about a …Read More

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