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Lean On God’s Presence And His People

‘He is not far from each one of us.’ Acts 17:27 NKJV The Bible says God ‘is not far from each one of us’! God does not play favourites. From the masses on the city streets to the isolated villagers in valleys and jungles, all people can enjoy God’s presence. But many don’t. They plod through life …Read More

Personal Growth (2)

‘The Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.’ Proverbs 2:6 NIV Personal growth involves four things: (1) Environment. You must place yourself in a setting that fosters growth. Certain fish grow according to the size of their surroundings. If you keep them in a small tank they stay small, but when you release them …Read More

Personal Growth (1)

‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.’ Proverbs 3:13 NIV Here are three reasons we don’t experience personal growth: (1) We think it comes strictly from experience. Believing personal growth comes only from experience, is like an archer shooting arrows off-target and thinking he’s improving simply because he keeps on shooting. Experience is only …Read More

You Are Gifted By God (3)

‘The body is not made up of one part but of many.’ 1 Corinthians 12:14 NIV You cannot determine your spiritual gift any more than you can determine your eye colour. The Holy Spirit gives us His gifts ‘as He wills.’ (1 Corinthians 12:11 NKJV) Notice three things: (1) We are different from one another. ‘A body, though one, …Read More

You Are Gifted By God (2)

‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.’ Romans 12:6 NIV Don’t say, ‘I’m of no use to God,’ or ‘I’m not needed in the church,’ or ‘There’s no way God could use me.’ You are gifted by God! You are called to use your gift to bless others, build up the …Read More

You Are Gifted By God (1)

‘The same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.’ 1 Corinthians 12:11 NKJV The Bible says, ‘There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.’ (1 Corinthians 12:4 NKJV) The word ‘gifts’ comes from the Greek word ‘charis’, which literally means grace. That means you cannot earn, qualify for, work for, or deserve …Read More

Temptation (2)

‘With the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV God’s plan for turning temptation into triumph is not to ‘endure’ temptation, but to ‘escape’ temptation. That calls for two things: (1) Don’t get into a tempting situation. Too many people are like the …Read More

Temptation (1)

‘No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV Is there a particular temptation that’s constantly meeting and beating you at every turn? God has made a way for you to turn temptation into triumph. Satan is called ‘the tempter’, and he knows which temptations you succumb to most …Read More

Keep Persevering And You’ll Win

‘The Lord God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.’ Isaiah 50:7 NKJV Prize fighter James Corbett was once asked: ‘What’s the most important thing for a man to do to become a champion?’ He replied, ‘Fight …Read More

You Can Begin Your Life Over Again

‘As he thinks within himself, so he is.’ Proverbs 23:7 NASB It was a long hard road that took the Chandler family out of the cotton fields and out of poverty in Mississippi. All nine children have memories of the sharecroppers’ cabin and having nothing to wear or to eat. But today, all nine are college graduates! …Read More

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