Monthly Archive: September 2016

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Is it You?

In a sermon about commitment to Christ, the great preacher Charles Spurgeon said: ‘I’ve known some who preached the gospel with power, but lived to depart from it altogether. I’ve known others who discharged the duties of deaconship and eldership...

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How to Improve Your Relationships

Here are five scriptural ways to improve the quality of your relationships: 1)Always show appreciation. Who are the people that really matter in your life? Let them know you love them, and do it often. Practise the ten-to-one rule: ten...

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Prepare Yourself

To succeed, Nehemiah needed favor with his boss, the king. So he prayed that this heathen potentate would finance the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. It was a bold prayer and it wasn’t answered overnight. But Nehemiah didn’t sit...

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Enjoy Each Day

Solomon writes: ‘Seize life! Eat bread with gusto…Oh, yes – God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love…every day of your precarious life. Each day...

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Be an Esther

It’s a mistake to think the great achievers in the Bible were somehow different from us and say, ‘In my situation a life like that isn’t possible.’ Esther was born into slavery, and because of her beauty a pagan king...

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Five All-Important Answers

Paul asks five all-important questions: 1) ‘If God is for us, who can ever be against us?’ The assurance of God’s presence tilts the scales in your favor. So whatever you’re facing today, remind yourself, ‘God is for me.’ 2)...

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Staying Power (4)

Staying power overcomes misunderstanding and rejection. Sometimes the people you count on to support you will actually try to undercut you. When God gives you a vision too big for them to handle, they’ll say, ‘You’re getting too big for...

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Staying Power (3)

Staying power overcomes family opposition. When Moses’ sister Miriam and his brother Aaron complained about his relationship with God, Moses remained gentle and humble in the face of their opposition. When faced with the challenge to ‘fold up or hold...

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Staying Power (2)

Here are two more reasons why you need to develop staying power: 1) It overcomes prolonged illness. When sickness saps your physical, emotional, and mental strength, that’s when you need staying power. The Bible says, ‘The strong spirit of a...

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Staying Power (1)

Here’s a saying that has proven to be true: ‘What doesn’t destroy us makes us stronger.’ And here are four sayings that have proved to be false: 1) ‘When you become a Christian all your problems are over.’ Whoever told...