The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
While we are in this life we are still engaged in waging war against sin, despite the fact that it has no lawful power over us.
These words count for everyone.
On many occasions we are more concerned that others should be admiring us, than helping others to win.
Small blessings are still blessings; if it’s good, then it comes from above (James 1:17).
Being healed physically or not is not promised; but what Jesus does is to bring healing to our souls, restoring us. calling us “daughter”, calling us “son”.
We need to ‘speak’ with actions as well as with words, and start with the people around us.
God expects us to be strong enough to make the evil one frightened of our words and deeds.
For some Christians ‘structure’ is a dirty word, being seen in opposition to the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit. Yet there is structure all through the Bible.
We should all do what God has prepared for us, wherever he has placed us. And we should do it with a clean heart.
Candles can be vulnerable, but they can also burn brightly, lighting up a room, changing darkness into light.
When Adam sinned he looked for something to cover himself with (yes, sin strips you bare, it shows who you really are).
The Bible teaches that blessings and curses cannot spring from the same source.
Self-sufficiency weakens us, deprives us from support which we might have benefitted from, and widens the gap between our public persona and our private struggles.
As preachers, as pastors, or as parents, let’s not usurp the Spirit’s role and try to force things along.
We can easily think that our hands are of little use and that even our arms could not be trusted on an important mission.
The Bible says that pride was the main cause of man's first sin.
“As Christians today, we live in a Babylon of our own, but we can be morally distinctive and obedient to Christ”, Peter Saunders, CEO Christian Medical Fellowship, says.
We are part of a team, God's team.
As students head off to university, there are several ways we can be praying very specifically for them.
We can fall into the 'busyness' of doing many things, possibly even for God and for fellow- Christians... but without having sought God's face.
The root of the opposition which we face is spiritual, so the weapons with which we counter it are spiritual too: Prayer, Faith, Acknowledgment of our reliance upon God – coupled with effort, strategising and resolution.
Few things have as much influence on a person's performance as their personal problems.
Our world can never be improved by bitter, griping people.
We say to God one way or another that we don't have time for Him.