Sunday, January 23, 2022
Word for the Week

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‘In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us’ (Romans 8:37). One day, during that first critical week after my motor cycle accident, when my life hung in the balance, I was trying to read a small New Testament. It was not easy. With my left arm and left shoulder…

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When we understand all that we are in Christ, we can form what evangelist Oral Roberts used to call a ‘faith-image’ of ourselves that will affect how we live. By reading the Scriptures and believing what they say, we can see ourselves as God sees us. With such a faith-image, we can cope with life…

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For three months I clung to the promise of Jesus that believing prayer and laying on of hands would bring recovery (Mark 16:17-18). Day after day I tried to do what it was impossible for me to do. Then one day, there was a slight movement. In fact, it was so undramatic that I hardly…

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Inspired by Psalm 18, I once wrote this song. People seemed to enjoy its bright, positive mood. Today I can be what he wants me to be, By faith I can! Today I can do what he wants me to do, Without fear of man. I can run through a troop, I can scale a…

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The second great prayer of Paul’s in his letter to the Ephesians is in chapter three. He prays for five things. That we will be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit (3:16). That Christ will dwell within us (3:17) That we will be established in love (3:17) That we will understand the extent of…

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What we can be is simply an extension of what we already are! Living in the image of God is not trying to be what we are not–it is just the opposite. So I can live life saying to myself, ‘I am becoming what I am.’ This puts a whole new perspective on everything. If…

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Living in the image of God means ruling in life. When impossible situations come our way, we should not necessarily give in to them. Sometimes we need to run through a troop and leap over a wall by faith in God. How often Jesus talked about world-changing faith! If you have faith as small as…

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We have a responsibility to handle our personal funds with care. Today’s credit card society lays many a trap for the unwary. Once you get on the borrow-to-buy conveyor belt it can be very hard to get off. Paul’s advice is still relevant: ‘Owe no one anything’ (Romans 13:8). Some years ago, I closed off…

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God’s original plan was for us to rule over the world and everything in it. He still wants us to live positively, productively, confidently and successfully. When I was 19 years of age, I was involved in a serious motor cycle accident. I crashed into a tree and as a result suffered life-threatening, multiple injuries….

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Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a sublime piece of Christian literature. It contains profound and penetrating insights. The apostle writes with a sense of wonder at the enormity of the power and grace of God. He piles adjectives on top of one another (1:19; 3:18) and builds up monuments of nouns (1:21; 4:31). At…

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