Monthly Archive: August 2014

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Too Big for Your Boots

When King Saul disobeyed God, the prophet Samuel told him, ‘When you were little in your own eyes…did not the Lord anoint you King over Israel?…Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord?’ (vv. 17-19 NKJV). There’s...

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God Is Fighting with You

Jesus said, ‘A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, “Occupy till I come”’ (vv. 12-13)....

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‘The Sunny Side of the Street’

Jane Johnson Struck set out on a frigid winter evening to deliver dinner to the family of a friend who had died. Snarled in traffic (imagine Metro Manila traffic on a Fridaay evening!) and juggling an already overloaded schedule, she...

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You’re Protected from Evil (3)

Have you dabbled in the occult (If you’re wondering what this is all about, give our office a ring. Better yet, talk to a church leader or a trusted counselor.)? Are you now  wondering what to do to be free...

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You’re Protected from Evil (2)

Here are three ways you can open yourself up to the power of evil: 1) By choice. The author of ‘The Satanic Bible’, Anton LaVey, said, ‘A successful witch or wizard must first surrender totally to Satan.’ You’re probably wondering...

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You’re Protected from Evil (1)

Here’s a promise you can stand on in times of trouble: ‘Because you have made the Lord…the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His...

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Volunteers, Not Conscripts

Paul writes, ‘Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit, but because Christ’s love controls us now.’ God is looking for volunteers, not conscripts. Conscripts are motivated by law; volunteers are motivated by love. After the attack...

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Three Principles of Success

God wants you to succeed in life (Joshua 1:8). Once you’re convinced of that: 1) Take into account your temperament. A fillet steak cooks best at a very high heat for a short time, but a roast joint cooks best...

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Others Are Watching You

Smoke rose over a neighborhood where 18 people died and 850 had been arrested in street riots. Jon Walker said: ‘My dad, a special investigator for a government agency, sat with me watching the violence on TV. In a matter-of-fact...

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Care and Confront

‘Warn…those who are out of line…encourage the timid…help…the weak.’ Sadly, we’d rather stay quiet and be popular than speak difficult truth into the lives of others. Isn’t this true? One teacher writes: ‘A church isn’t a group of individuals who...