Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Word for the Week

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This is a profound truth. Before we can achieve anything for God, we must be willing to die to self–if necessary, never to rise again. I had to preach on this theme once. I worked long and hard on that message. I thought I had prepared a sermon that would be pretty impressive. On the…

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Too often it is easy for us to settle down to a comfortable level of living and we opt for the status quo. When I was a high school student, I had a privileged position in the front row of one class where I had a desk-for-two all to myself. One day, I was comfortably…

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God’s faithfulness has nothing to do with apparent success or apparent failure. It simply means that God is with us in every situation. A growing church with a large congregation, modern buildings and a complex program is no more proof of God’s faithfulness than a small home fellowship with half a dozen people meeting regularly…

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‘This is what the kingdom of God is like,’ said Jesus. Á man scatters seed on the ground…’ (Mark 4:26). To live creatively is to draws seed from the stock of our imagination and plant it. What are the dreams and imaginings of your mind? Have you dismissed them as mere daydreams, figments of the…

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It is important to remember that God is always faithful, no matter what happens. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. (Deuteronomy 7:9). For the word of the Lord is…

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When we had been married just a handful of years, Vanessa and I owned a delicatessen. At one point, it seemed that everything was going wrong. We were low on stock. There were bills to pay. The deep freezer broke down and we lost valuable frozen goods. I had was involved in a car accident….

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Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Satan is not a foe to be taken lightly. He is powerful and evil. He is busy in the world today, stirring up bloodshed, murder and civil strife, deceiving people into breaking down traditional moral standards, spreading sickness and sorrow;…

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We have nothing to fear from the devil. His temptations are not too powerful for us. The barbs of doubt and fear and worry and envy and lust that he throws our way can be readily dealt with. Temptation becomes something to be dismissed, not something to be feared. It is easy for us to…

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What is the difference between animals and humans?  From a practical point of view, we can sum it up simply by saying that people are talkers and makers. We have an ability to communicate and create that animals do not have. These unique abilities enable us to exercise mastery over creation and to reign in…

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One of the most exciting races I have watched was a children’s marathon–a race of 400 metres in which my seven-year-old son Luke was a competitor. He sprinted to an early lead and looked certain to win. But then he began to slow down and some of the others started to catch up. I thought…

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