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How to Be Married and Happy! (4)

‘Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your…life…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NAS Marital happiness requires an environment of unselfishness. Two people deciding to live out what Jesus taught in His Sermon on the Mount will find happiness together. Each beatitude (what our attitude should be) begins with the word ‘blessed’, which …Read More

How to Be Married and Happy! (3)

‘Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your…life…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NAS Contentment is the key to a happy marriage. When asked what makes us contented in marriage, we inevitably point to things our partner does, or their characteristics, that please us. When asked what makes us discontented, we indicate what …Read More

How to Be Married and Happy! (2)

‘Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your…life…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NAS To be married and happy you must understand that love is a choice, not a sensation. The old Righteous Brothers’ song You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling may make your toes tap but it won’t make your marriage work. ‘Feeling’ …Read More

How to Be Married and Happy! (1)

‘Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your…life…’ Ecclesiastes 9:9 NAS Counsellors reckon that less than 25 per cent of marriages today are truly happy. What does it take to be one of them? Thinking about marriage in God’s terms, not selfish terms. From God’s perspective, happiness in marriage depends …Read More

Practising Hospitality

‘Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.’ 1 Peter 4:9 NKJV There’s a story about a family who had the pastor over for dinner, and Mum asked their five-year-old to say grace. Puzzled, the child asked, ‘What should I say?’ Her mum replied, ‘Just say what you’ve heard me say.’ So, bowing her head, the …Read More

Seeking God, Not Things!

‘The Lord…closed her womb.’ 1 Samuel 1:5 NKJV Sometimes the door will open only when you understand why it was shut in the first place. Consider the story of Hannah. She wanted a son but God wanted a prophet. When she prayed, ‘If You…give me a son, I will give him back to You all …Read More

Walking on Water (4)

‘…He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV There are many good reasons for stepping out of the boat and trying something new, or something you may have failed at before. It’s the only way to develop faith, it’s the alternative to being average, and it’s how you discover your calling. But there’s an …Read More

Walking on Water (3)

‘…He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV Peter discovered what we all discover in our walk with God: just because you sink doesn’t mean you’re sunk. Here are two reasons why. First, failing doesn’t make you a failure, quitting does. Failure is just a part of learning. Sir Edmund Hillary made several attempts …Read More

Walking on Water (2)

‘…He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV When Peter was certain it was Jesus who was calling him, he left the security of the boat and entrusted himself to the power of God. So far, so good. ‘But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to …Read More

Walking on Water (1)

‘…He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV The disciples were out fishing one night when a huge storm struck. About 3am they were terrified by a figure approaching them on the water. ‘…Immediately Jesus spoke… Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid… Peter answered…Lord, if it is You, command …Read More

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