Month: October 2016

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WAYS SUFFERING HELPS US

“Every trial of suffering is an opportunity to grow in the faith.” – T.A. McMahon IT HUMBLES US One thing that suffering does is humble us, or at least it should. God may use a trial to allow us to suffer so that we might humble ourselves. The Apostle Peter wrote, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under […]

Courageous People Resolve Conflict

“God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT, second edition). Why does God want us to live at peace with everyone? Because unresolved conflict has three devastating effects in your life. First, it blocks your fellowship with God. When you’re out […]

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How far will you take your Christian Morals ?

It is one thing to call yourself a Christian, but it is totally another question when you are pressed into a corner. The corner might be a test, or it might be a situation or even a temptation, but it is how you “walk the walk” when the situation arises, that determines the level of […]

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IN ALL THINGS GIVE THANKS

Yesterday, in my line of work, I met a wonderful lady and her young daughter. They were moving house and the little girl, aged around 3 years old, was very anxious about the move. I did not ask too many questions, but I chatted with her when I got the chance and it appeared that […]

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Are You Self-centered or God-centered?

“Instead of worrying, pray …. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life”(Philippians 4:6-7 MSG). What will be the center of your life? In other words, who or what are you going to live for? There are a lot of options. You can center your life around a career, […]

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Hunter’s Got a Gun

When I was a child, I had many favorite movies. One that stands out above the rest is the Disney classic, The Fox and the Hound. I loved the story of Tod and Copper as young childhood friends who discovered they were supposed to be enemies. Since becoming an adult, and especially a Christian, certain […]

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Miracles

We read the bible and the great miracles that Jesus performed during His time on earth. The blind was made to see, the lame got up and walked and so much more. In today’s times we look at situations with so much skepticism, maybe it is just how we have been conditioned, not to take […]

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Before You Retaliate, Calculate the Cost

“People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness” (Proverbs 14:29 NLT, second edition). If you calculate the cost of anger, you’re less likely to get angry when somebody’s pushing your buttons. The Bible is very specific about uncontrolled anger: “An angry person causes trouble; a person with a quick temper sins […]

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Friend to Friend

Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. (Psalm 34:5) If you’ve been around Christian believers for any length of time then you have probably heard people talking about their “life verse.” Having a life verse isn’t a Biblical mandate and it doesn’t make anyone sprout wings of holiness, […]

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Do your Actions and Words define you ?

  Do you sometimes just “flip out” and say or do things that you realize later on were not the right things to do? Maybe in the heat of an argument or in a fit of anger? James 1:20 For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Colossians 3:8 But now […]

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