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Growing through life’s tests

James writes: ‘Be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. You know that you learn to endure by having your faith tested. But you must learn to endure everything, so that you will be completely mature and not...

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Has someone hurt you? Forgive them

In life, you’ll make foes as well as friends. It can’t be avoided; it just comes with the territory. The issue isn’t about you making enemies; the issue is about how you will treat them. Our friends bring out the...

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‘At home’ in God’s love

When someone says, ‘Make yourself at home,’ it means you’re welcome and accepted. And that’s what Jesus means when He says, ‘Make yourselves at home in my love.’ You never have been and never will be loved by anyone as...

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Stick with it

Observe these six things about persistence: 1) You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. 2) The first two letters in the word goal are ‘go’. 3) Some people dream of doing...

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Understanding God’s will (3)

About 75 percent of believers now live in developing countries, often in anti-Christian environments. Xu Yonghai is one of them. He worked to see the legalisation of house churches in China. The government responded by locking him up for two...

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Understanding God’s will (2)

As you look back on your life, the thing that will bring you the greatest joy is knowing you’ve done the will of God. But in order for that to happen, you must really want to do God’s will. Jesus...

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Understanding God’s will (1)

When you know you’re in the center of God’s will for your life, you have peace in spite of adverse circumstances. You have confidence to go to God at any time, knowing that He’ll provide what you need. You ask,...

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Be wise and winsome

The Bible says, ‘Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them’ (1 John 2:15 NIV 2011 Edition). But some of us act like loving the...

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Build a solid foundation

Jesus said, ‘Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock…The winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it...

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Patience, love, and encouragement

If you’d met Asaph, who wrote some of the psalms, you’d probably have thought he hadn’t a care in the world. But you’d have been wrong: ‘I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping...