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We All Matter (1)

‘…God has arranged the parts…just as He wanted them…’ 1 Corinthians 12:18 NIV Ever tried to complete a jigsaw puzzle with a piece missing? It changes the end result, doesn’t it? In the church God is building today, everyone has a place. Paul writes, ‘…the whole building…fitted together, is growing…’ (Ephesians 2:21 NAS) A bundle …Read More

Are You Too B-U-S-Y?

‘…that Satan might not outwit us…’ 2 Corinthians 2:11 NIV Addressing a worldwide convention of demons, Satan told them: ‘As long as Christians stay close to God we’ve no power over them, so: (1) Keep them busy with non-essentials. (2) Tempt them to overspend and go into debt. (3) Make them work long hours to …Read More

Decide to Change!

‘Examine yourselves…’ 2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV If you are serious about changing: (1) The first person you must know is yourself. Human nature seems to endow us with the ability to size up everybodyexcept ourselves. If you’re not comfortable with yourself, you won’t be comfortable with others. And if you don’t believe in yourself, your …Read More

Handling Family Problems

‘…in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ Genesis 12:3 NKJV In order to bless all the families of the earth, Abraham had to start with his own family. Before a man could qualify for leadership in the New Testament church, they examined his home life (1 Timothy 3:5). Their thinking was, …Read More

CharacterThe Beauty That Lasts

‘…clothe yourselves…with the beauty that comes from within…’ 1 Peter 3:4 NLT When it comes to beauty, get your perspective right: ‘Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewellery, or beautiful clothes…clothe yourselves…with the beauty that comes from within…’ (1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT) It’s said the public relations department of a …Read More

When You’re the Leader (3)

‘…the leader should be like a servant.’ Luke 22:26 NLT Michael Bruner writes about how, as a brash young college student, he attended a lecture by a former US Attorney General. He says: ‘Afterwards I approached him to see if we could meet for coffee. To his associates’ shock, he said, "How about tomorrow"…We met …Read More

When You’re the Leader (2)

‘…Whoever wants to be a leader…must be your servant.’ Matthew 20:26 NLT Mac Anderson says: ‘Like every human being, I have doubts, fears and disappointments… As leaders, however, we must manage our attitude…we can’t underestimate the influence of our actions and attitudes. Churchill said, "The price of leadership is responsibility…to stay positive whether you feel …Read More

When You’re the Leader (1)

‘…work together with the same purpose…’ 1 Corinthians 3:8 NLT Church growth consultant Jim Wideman highlights some things you can do to help those looking to you for direction: (1) Put their goals and needs first. You’re a part, not the whole enchilada. Think about how your actions affect others. Be observant of the challenges …Read More

Don’t Play the Fool

‘…I have played the fool…’ 1 Samuel 26:21 NKJV Your obituary says a lot about you. Towards the end of his life, King Saul said, ‘…I have played the fool…’ (1 Samuel 26:21 NKJV) Israel’s first king was destined for greatness till he decided to do things his own way instead of God’s way. When …Read More

Two Thoughts about Elisha

‘…that your fruit should remain…’ John 15:16 NKJV Elisha served others until he died. We read: ‘Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him [for advice].’ (2 Kings 13:14 NKJV) On his deathbed, Elisha gave the king a strategy for defeating …Read More

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