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The Sting

‘I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted.’ 2 Corinthians 11:3 NLT Have you heard of the velvet ant? It has a coat of tiny hairs that feel smooth and velvety. But it’s all a disguise. It isn’t an ant at all, but a wingless wasp with a nasty sting. After …Read More

Dealing With Your Doubts (2)

‘Unless I see the nail marks in His hands, put my finger into them, and put my hand into His side, I’ll never believe!’ John 20:25 ISV Some of us have taken the message of Christianity and put it in a box marked: ‘Don’t ask—don’t tell.’ Ever feel like you need permission to weep when you lose …Read More

Dealing With Your Doubts (1)

‘Unless I see the nail marks in His hands, put my finger into them, and put my hand into His side, I’ll never believe!’ John 20:25 ISV Thomas wasn’t there when Jesus first appeared to His disciples after the resurrection. And like many of us, other people’s experiences weren’t good enough for Thomas—he had to have his …Read More

Decide, And Stick With It!

‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ Joshua 24:15 NKJV People who succeed in life set their priorities early and maintain them daily. That way they don’t have to keep re-establishing them. That’s a good idea for two reasons: (1) It takes the emotion out of it. If you’re not careful, you can …Read More

Renew Your Love For Christ

‘Turn back and do as you did at first.’ Revelation 2:5 CEV Addressing the Ephesian church, Jesus said: ‘I know everything you have done, including your hard work and how you have endured. I know you won’t put up with anyone who is evil… You have endured and gone through hard times because of Me, and… not …Read More

God Honours Faithfulness!

‘An angel of the Lord came down from Heaven, went to the tomb, and rolled the stone away.’ Matthew 28:3 NCV When the two Marys went to the tomb that first Easter morning, the last thing they expected was to find it empty. After all, they’d witnessed Jesus crucified, along with most of their dreams. Now they …Read More

The Battle Over The Resurrection

‘If Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!’ 1 Corinthians 15:17 NKJV In 2013, Fox News reported that an exercise in a university course textbook involved instructing students to write the name of Jesus on a sheet of paper, put the paper on the floor, and stomp on it. In …Read More

Redefining ‘Good’ Friday

‘God was also pleased to bring everything on earth and in Heaven back to Himself through Christ.’ Colossians 1:20 GWT Carolyn Arends writes: ‘Easter Sunday is the Christian faith’s gold medal victory lap… the Happily Ever After… But I dread Good Friday… images of torture and suffering… the terrible recollected cry, “My God, why hast thou forsaken …Read More

Why You Need A Relationship With God

‘He walked with Me in peace and equity.’ Malachi 2:6 NKJV From the very first chapter of Genesis, it’s clear that a relationship with God is the foundation upon which everything in our lives must be built. If we try to build on anything else, we’re building on quicksand. Why? Because sooner or later our relationship with …Read More

Are You Under Pressure Today?

‘As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in Your commands.’ Psalm 119:143 NLT It takes a long time and an incredible amount of pressure to turn a worthless piece of carbon into a valuable diamond. That’s why James writes: ‘When troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great …Read More

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