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119
Apr 29

Be Still and Know that I Am God

Start by reading… Many times, I’ve heard believers say: “You know, in all the turmoil of my situation, I heard God speak and I knew then everything would be OK. And it was.” Trust in the Almighty is such a powerful tool. Putting your trust in Him when you simply don’t have any options, is, in … Continued

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118
Apr 28

Encouragement for All

Finally brothers and sisters we are at the end of my favourite book in the bible. I have so much to say but I am limited by time and space. So I will just point to some highlights.

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116
Apr 26

Renewing The Mind

We know that we need to change our lives if we are to truly follow Christ closely, but how does true transformation take place? How do we alter our outlook, change our internal environment and live a life worthy of the gospel? How do we truly leave our old life behind and move into new pastures where our lives radiant with the abundance of God’s precense?

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115
Apr 25

He Has Not Forgotten You

Start by reading… A chaplain was once asked: “Can you prove to me in one sentence that the Bible is true?” In response, the chaplain said: “I only need two words to prove that the Bible is true and that God doesn’t lie. Those two words are ‘the Jews!’” God has not rejected the Jews, and even when the nation has faced great … Continued

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114
Apr 24

Are You Saved?

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

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113
Apr 23

Life in the Spirit

Start by reading… When we became Christians, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing our redemption and full inheritance as children of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In Romans 8, we find ourselves on the mountaintops of spiritual truth, understanding the great gift Jesus died to give us, and … Continued

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112
Apr 22

What Shall We Say, Then?

Start by reading… Here’s your position as a believer. You have been baptised into Christ Jesus. Your old ways were buried with Him, so you can now walk in a new life. You are united with Christ. Your old self was crucified with Him. You are no longer enslaved to sin. You have been set … Continued

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111
Apr 21

Under Grace

Start by reading… I’m so grateful that Paul explicitly outlines the criteria of access to God’s grace. He states that “we have access by faith” (see Romans 5:2). The verb tense means this is a permanent position; not something “will have” or “have had”, but an eternal access to his grace. This means we can … Continued

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110
Apr 20

For All Have Sinned, and Come Short of the Glory of God

Start by reading… Romans 3:23 says: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (NKJV). This verse is the first step on the Roman road to salvation. It’s one every Christian should become acquainted with, along with a few other verses, so you can lead people to salvation. Our next stop … Continued

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109
Apr 19

Sharing the Good News

Start by reading… Romans 1:16 says: “For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.” Good news has to be shared. We cannot afford to wait for a superstar to come to town; you and … Continued

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108
Apr 18

Look Beyond Your Circumstance

Start by reading… In Acts 28, we read of Paul surviving a shipwreck and ending up in Malta, before sailing on to eventually arrive at Rome. My first thought is that I would need a few weeks off to recharge my batteries and get my head around what had just happened. I dare say a … Continued

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107
Apr 17

Weeping May Last Through the Night, But Joy Comes With the Morning

Start by reading… Psalm 30:5 says: “…Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Wouldn’t it be nice if the Christian life protected us from the heartaches and hardships of the real world? In fact, some preachers will tell you that it can and should do so. If someone tries to tell … Continued

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106
Apr 16

Everyone Has a Testimony

Start by reading… In Acts 26, we see that the apostle Paul is given the opportunity to answer his accusers. He stands up and fearlessly addresses all the royal dignitaries and many others in the auditorium at Caesarea. The apostle Paul gives them his full testimony. He outlines his past and recalls how he zealously … Continued

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105
Apr 15

Trust in God

Start by reading… We often meet people who have, sadly, looked to things such as money, alcohol or medication to help them get a measure of rest and ease. However, these are not complete solutions to our problems. As Christians, we know that we need to lift our hearts and minds as David did. We must … Continued

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104
Apr 14

The Hope and Resurrection of the Dead

Start by reading… Psalm 23:4 says: “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” Three days ago, my younger sister’s husband found his wife of seventeen years collapsed. His efforts and the efforts of the paramedics … Continued

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103
Apr 13

Followers of the Way

Start by reading… Acts 9:2 and Acts 22:4 use the phrase “followers of the Way”. We have recently been reminded that being a true follower of ‘the Way’ could result in us being arrested, even in this so-called Christian country. In 2016, two street preachers were found guilty of creating a religiously aggravated public disorder … Continued

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102
Apr 12

Truth Stands

Jesus Christ came to this earth with one goal; to rescue broken humanity by bringing life and light to people everywhere.

Many of the prophetic promises found in the Old Testament were fulfilled in the life of Jesus, particularly when He lived, died and was resurrected in matchless glory.

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101
Apr 11

Righteousness in a Postmodern Age

In Psalm 19, we are asked to think beyond the world that we can see to consider the invisible things of God. The Psalm develops as a breath-taking remembrance of God’s majesty. In the shadow of this meditation, man is “warned” to keep the decrees of the Lord which are righteous.

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100
Apr 10

The Apple of His Eye

Start by reading… Psalm 18 is a prayer of David based on God’s mercy, plus an appeal of his own faithful obedience. While David could appeal to his own obedience, few of us could honestly come to God in prayer on this basis. But God has provided a new path through Jesus. 1 John 1:8-9 says: “If we … Continued

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99
Apr 09

Always Room for Improvement

Start by reading… Acts 18 says that Apollos was an eloquent man, fervent in spirit and great with the word, but he hadn’t yet received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. He was a good soldier of Jesus Christ, but there was more for him in his relationship with the King of kings. In this … Continued

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98
Apr 08

“Listen to Me!”

Start by reading… It’s not often that we can know that everything someone says is right, but Proverbs 8 declares that it is possible. The possibility is there when the truth being spoken. Truth is always right. To detest every type of deception is to always acknowledge and look for the truth. There’s nothing crooked or devious … Continued

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97
Apr 07

When the Spirit of Jesus Says No!

Start by reading… Why would the Holy Spirit forbid Paul from preaching in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey)? Acts 16:7 says that when they came to the border of Mysia and tried to enter Bithynia, the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to enter. There was nothing wrong with Paul’s intentions, as we are told … Continued

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96
Apr 06

Motive Versus Method

Start by reading… Acts 15:19 says: “And so my judgment is that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.” The kingdom of God comprises more than thirty thousand denominations. Which one right? Does everyone have to worship God the way we do? Is it possible to be saved … Continued

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95
Apr 05

His Name, His Fame

He is not just “The Lord”, He is “our Lord” and we are to follow Him closely, learning daily to live skillfully by treasuring His ways.

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Apr 04

Don’t Forget to Open the Door

Paul was used to having visions, but he was surprised when he walks free out of the prison. I am imagining that he must have been full of emotions, mixture of exhilaration, relief and true panic. He is now basically a prisoner on the run.

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93
Apr 03

Gospel Explosion: Salvation for All

Start by reading… Remembering my school years, I realise how blessed I was to attend a church school. My scripture teacher, Mr Elliott, had a passion for the book of Acts. He taught me how the early Church was birthed among the Jewish people, who carried the message of salvation to the Gentiles. He believed the … Continued

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92
Apr 02

Listening to God in Our Everyday Lives

Start by reading… We read in Acts 10 that Cornelius was living in Caesarea. Whenever I read about Caesarea in the scriptures I think of the afternoon we spent there last year while visiting Israel. It really brings the Bible to life when you visit the places it mentions. Caesarea is the area Pontius Pilate governed … Continued

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91
Apr 01

Our choices matter

Start by reading… Our choices matter. Some are of minor consequence, for example, ‘Shall I walk this way to work or the other way?’ while others have far-reaching consequences. Whole lives can be affected by the choices we make. Proverbs 1 makes it clear that choices matter and that they have to be made as we go … Continued

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90
Mar 31

Stephen and Simon: Contrasting Models of Faith

Start by reading… Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Peter Fleming and Nate Saint travelled to Ecuador in 1952 to evangelise the Quechua people. However, their lives were cut short when a group of Quechua warriors killed them. Like the death of the first martyr, Stephen, their deaths may seem futile, especially as we’re told in Acts … Continued

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89
Mar 30

But God Was with Him

Start by reading.. Nothing in this life really matters, so long as God is with us. In his eighty-eighth year, John Wesley gathered his friends around him, grasped their hands and said, “The best of all is, God is with us.” The story of Joseph is a constant reminder that God can turn everything that happens … Continued

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88
Mar 29

The Right Decision

Start by reading… Our reading in Acts today is about making the right decisions. If you are at a crossroads in your life, be sure to choose the right path. The righteous path is where prosperity in all areas of your life comes from. Matthew 6:33 says: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live … Continued

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87
Mar 28

“We Ought to Obey God Rather than Men”

These words are words of great boldness when we compare them with the words from the Sanhedrin (Act 5:21-28) we see that they were concerned with man’s opinion rather than Gods opinion. And we know that their boldness was not diminished by the imprisonment or by the beating.

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86
Mar 27

The Bigness of God

Start by reading… Psalm 139:1 says: “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” Psalm 139 speaks of the omniscience and omnipresence of God. David marvelled at the intimate way in which God was acquainted with him. He knows our thoughts before we clothe them with words. He knows everything about our public and private … Continued

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85
Mar 26

Everyone, Everywhere, Every Time

Gone are the days where huge meetings alone swept people into the Kingdom, whilst everyone else watched on with amazement. We are living in the day of the Lord’s power. Everyone, everywhere at every time is responsible before God to release life and light into dark and dead places.

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Mar 25

First Aid and Faith

Start by reading… I recently took part in a first aid course. It had been some years since I had last trained, but I noticed this time that there wasn’t much advice when it came to bandaging or patching people up. The focus was on saving lives! I couldn’t help but spot the comparison that, … Continued

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83
Mar 24

Breakfast on the Beach

Start by reading… During His early ministry in the Galilee region, Jesus selected His disciples. Most of them were simple fishermen, including Simon Peter, who left behind his nets to follow the Master. Over the next three years, Peter saw many wonderful works at Jesus’ hands, walked with Him among the multitudes, stood with Him … Continued

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Mar 23

May the Lord Bless You from Zion

I don’t know about you, but I am much better at giving than receiving and sometimes struggle with the fact that God loves me so much and wants to bless and prosper me in the abundant life that is our’s in Him.

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81
Mar 22

Encounter Him

Start by reading… John 18:4-6 says: “Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. ‘Who are you looking for?’ he asked. ‘Jesus the Nazarene,’ they replied. ‘I am he,’ Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) As Jesus said ‘I am he,’ they all drew back and fell to the ground!” … Continued

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Mar 21

Your Word Is Truth

The sanctification mentioned in this verse is a once-for-ever separation of believers unto God. It is a work God performs, an intricate part of our salvation and our connection with Christ (Hebrews 10:10). Theologians sometimes refer to this state of holiness before God as “positional” sanctification; it is the same as justification. While we are positionally holy (“set free from every sin” by the blood of Christ, Acts 13:39), we know that we still sin (1 John 1:10).