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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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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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Focus on Service, Not Promotion

Aspiring to leadership is commendable. Paul said, ‘…If someone aspires to be an elder, he desires an honorable position’ (1 Timothy 3:1 NLT). But there’s a difference between stepping forward to take on the responsibility of leadership, and stepping forward...

December 24 Seeking God Comments

Seeking God (1)

Notice two things about the wise men: 1) Who they were. Astrologers. Jews considered astrology to be a counterfeit to true prophecy. Be careful; there are people whose lifestyles you may disapprove of, who are honestly seeking God. So be...

December 20 Words or Actions Comments

Words or Actions?

We must care about people’s spiritual and practical needs. It’s hard for someone to grasp the concept of God’s love when they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or where they’ll sleep tonight. Food banks worldwide are...

December 10 What Do You Treasure Most Comments

What Do You Treasure Most?

If your house was burning down and you could only save one thing, what would it be? It’s a decision people make every day, and it’s never easy. There’ll always be things we grieve about giving up because of their...

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Simply Serving (5)

In his book ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, Ted Engstrom writes: ‘I was cleaning out a desk drawer when I found a flashlight I hadn’t used in over a year. I flipped the switch but wasn’t surprised when it gave no...

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Simply Serving (4)

Paul writes, ‘Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God?…If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ’ (Galatians 1:10 NIV). A true servant of God is content...

September 26-Simply Serving (3) Comments

Simply Serving (3)

In his book ‘Swim With the Sharks’, leadership expert Harvey Mackay writes about Philip Pillsbury of the famous Pillsbury milling family: ‘The tips of three of his fingers were missing…the unmistakable mark of a journeyman grain miller, albeit a somewhat...

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Simply Serving (2)

Pilate had an opportunity to acquit Jesus of any wrongdoing, but instead he called for a basin and washed his hands of the entire matter. His attitude was, ‘I’m not getting involved.’ And a lot of people have that same...