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Welcome this change!

‘Things we cannot see will last forever.’ 2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT   We enjoy the blessings of change, but not the process of change. *We’re creatures of habit. We form our habits, and our habits form us.* Then we start to see things exclusively from our own perspective. And when...

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What’s in a name? (4)

‘I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites…Peace! Do not be afraid.’ Judges 6:16, 23 NIV   The name Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord our peace was discovered by Gideon when God told him to lead Israel against the Midianites – a position he felt was far...

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What’s in a name? (1)

‘That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.’ Psalm 83:18 KJV   The Israelites called God Jehovah, a name they regarded as incommunicable and inexplicable. The name means the ‘self-existing One’, and the ‘I Am’. He was the Creator...

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Don't 'go it alone'

Keep running

‘Let us run with endurance the race.’ Hebrews 12:1 NKJV   Experienced runners know if they can just keep going, eventually they’ll get their ‘second wind’. Some refer to it as ‘runner’s high’, a release of adrenalin that makes you feel like you could run all day. So the word...

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Change can begin with you

‘Build an altar to the Lord your God.’ Judges 6:26 NKJV We may all be aware of individuals who have done something really wrong, and then try hide it or find someone else to blame. * Often we might try to excuse ourselves by saying our shortcomings are hereditary, or...

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God will protect you

‘He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.’ Daniel 6:27 NLT   One Bible teacher writes: ‘There have been times when I wanted God to rescue me from certain pits, but he didn’t. Why? Because he wanted me to learn that his grace was sufficient in the pit....

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Spirit-filled living

Spirit-filled living

‘Don’t be drunk with wine…be filled with the Holy Spirit.’ Ephesians 5:18 NLT Sometimes people get drunk to try to fill an emptiness on the inside. But it doesn’t work. Like the man quipped, ‘It’s champagne tonight and real pain in the morning!’ Recognizing that his disciples wouldn’t survive without...

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Stand up for Jesus

Stand up for Jesus

‘I will in no way be ashamed.’ Philippians 1:20 NIV   Over half of all Christians now live in the Third World, often in anti-Christian environments. More Chinese take part in Sunday worship than the entirety of Western Europeans. Lebanon is 40 per cent Christian; Sudan, 5 per cent; Egypt,...

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A regenerated spirit

‘May your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NLT   If you were simply a ‘spirit-being’ your spiritual potential would be unlimited. But you must constantly contend with your ‘soul’, which comprises your emotions, will and intellect. And in addition, you have to cope...

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Jairus (3)

‘Her spirit returned, and she arose…And her parents were astonished.’ Luke 8:55-56 NKJV You can do your very best for your children, and still stand where Jairus stood. You can love them, protect them and pray for them, and still find yourself in an emergency ward at midnight or a...

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