Monthly Archive: August 2016

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Hearing from God (2)

If you’re unwilling to listen to God in one area, you’ll be unable to hear from Him in other areas. People think they can’t hear from God but in reality there are a lot of things they already know He...

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Hearing from God (1)

Jesus told His disciples, ‘The Spirit of truth (the Truth-giving Spirit)…will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth)’ (John 16:13 AMP). Jesus spoke these words to men with whom He’d spent the previous three years. Now you’d...

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Growing strong roots

Difficulties, hardship, and tough times; no one looks forward to them but they make us strong! Philip Gulley writes, ‘Growing up I had an old neighbour named Dr. Gibbs. When he wasn’t saving lives he was planting trees. The good...

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No peace? It’s ‘out!’

When God speaks to us He gives us a deep sense of inner peace to confirm that He is speaking to us. Beware of false peace! When we have a strong desire to do something it can produce a strong...

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The choice is yours!

Max Lucado writes: ‘Ever wonder why there were two crosses next to Christ? Or why Jesus was in the center? Those two crosses symbolise one of God’s greatest gifts; the gift of choice. The two criminals have much in common;...

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More on Serving

The Bible talks a lot about sowing and reaping. When you are still in bed dreaming about PSPs or becoming runway models, farmers are out on their tractors ploughing fields. When he sows the seeds he expects to see a...

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Serving

If you’ve got a job or you help out at church or even just have chores around the house, think about Joshua. Josh served Moses, doing what Moses said but looked only to God for his reward. Your boss may...

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So far so good! (3)

A well-known Bible teacher says, ‘As a new Christian…I tried to become what I thought all Christians were…I thought they’d mastered a level of holiness that seemed to elude me. I admired those ‘faith heroes’ whose flowery testimonies hung around...

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So far so good! (2)

Spiritually speaking, you’re probably not as far along the road as you’d like to be; but thank God you’re still on the road! At one time you were a stranger to God’s unstoppable unconditional love, now you’re part of the...

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So far so good! (1)

Are you pushing to become more like Jesus but some days it feels like two steps forward and three back? Growing up spiritually isn’t easy; that’s why Paul encourages us not to ‘let ourselves lose heart in doing good, for...