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Jairus (2)

‘Pour out your heart… for the life of your…children.’ Lamentations 2:19 NKJV The story of Jairus is the story of a pleading parent and an ever-present Saviour. So, ‘Pour out your heart…before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands towards him for the life of your…children’ (Lamentations 2:19 NKJV)....

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Jairus (1)

‘Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet.’ Luke 8:41 NLT Jairus enjoyed the social status of a mayor or bishop. But when your child is in a crisis, all the celebrity status in the world won’t help you. And Jairus wasn’t the only parent...

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Your hiding place

‘You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.’ Psalm 32:7 NIV Have you ever fantasized about running away from all the stresses of today’s high-tech world? Surely there’s a place somewhere on the globe where the pace is slower and...

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Getting people to listen to you (1)

Getting people to listen to you (2)

The Lord gave him success in everything he did.’ Genesis 39:3 NIV The second credential you need when it comes to getting people to listen to you is: SUCCESS. Credibility doesn’t come from knowledge alone; it comes from results. When people want to succeed, they seek advice from those who...

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Getting people to listen to you (1)

Getting people to listen to you (1)

‘The common people heard him gladly.’ Mark 12:37 NKJV The Bible says concerning Jesus: ‘The common people heard him gladly’ (Mark 12:37 NKJV). Why? Because his words were backed by these all-important things: his character, his conduct and his concern for others. In short, Jesus earned the right to speak....

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Learn to work with others

Learn to work with others

‘Be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.’ 1 Corinthians 1:10 NLT There’s a legend about a covey of quail that lived in a forest. The birds were happy there, apart from their enemy, the quail catcher. He would imitate their call, and then when they gathered together he’d...

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Growing through life's tests

Growing through life’s tests

‘So that you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything.’ James 1:4 CEV 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...

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Join Christ’s victorious church! (2)

‘Receive him…no longer as a slave but…a brother.’ Philemon 1:15-16 NKJV What finally brought about an end to slavery? The gospel of Jesus Christ. Note the small letter Paul wrote to Philemon. A runaway slave was thrown into a Roman prison along with Paul, and Paul converted him to Christ....

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A gift, rather than an apology

‘They are a gift…to ensure your friendship.’ Genesis 33:8 NLT Here’s something you need to know in order to move forward. The person who hurt you may never offer an apology in the manner you desire. After Jacob cheated his brother Esau out of his birthright, things got so bad...

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