Category: Faith

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Step into the Water

When Jesus was baptized, ‘the heavens were opened to Him…And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”’ (vv. 16-17 NKJV). That day when Jesus stepped into the River Jordan,...

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Stop being intimidated

The Bible says, ‘Without faith it is impossible to please God’ (Hebrews 11:6 NIV 2011 Edition). So, don’t get involved in anything that doesn’t require you to use your faith. The key to momentum is always having something to look...

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A prayer for peace

Here is a prayer for peace: ‘Lord, Your Word says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.” Your Word says, “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD...

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Complaining doesn’t help

The Bible has basically one thing to say about complaining – don’t do it! You say, ‘If you had my problems you’d complain too.’ If that’s how you feel, read on: ‘Do all things without complaining’ (Philippians 2:14 NKJV). Here’s...

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Are you being tested? (2)

Now, be honest. You’ve probably read today’s verse and wondered if James was living on the same planet you live on. This has got to be one of the craziest things the Bible says. Trials and difficulty come along, life...

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Prayer is more than just words

Jesus said ‘”…when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you”‘ (Matthew 6:6 NASB). Just think...

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Don’t doubt God’s Word

You may doubt your own ability, but never doubt God’s – or His promises and His willingness to fulfil them. The psalmist wrote, ‘You have magnified Your word above… Your name’ (Psalm 138:2 NKJV). The only thing in the universe...

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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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Life Stabilizers (1)

Are you winning or losing most of your spiritual battles? Are you down more than up? Do you feel frustrated, going in circles, your experience full of stops and starts, a constant guilt-failure cycle? That’s not God’s plan for you!...

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Do You Really Need It?

In his book Maverick, Ricardo Semler writes: “We were in yet another meeting…when we came to the purchase of fifty thousand dollars’ worth of file cabinets. We didn’t buy a single new file cabinet that day. Instead we decided to...