2018/10/16 Not who, but Whose you are Exodus 3:11 NIV When God told Moses He was going to use him to deliver the Israelites from slavery, the conversation went like this: “‘So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who Read More →

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Understanding your heavenly Father (1) John 8:27 NKJV The people in Jesus’ day found it hard to grasp the concept of God as a Father. Lord, king, judge, they understood – but not Father. The Old Testament rarely speaks of God as Father, whereas the New Testament mentions it often. Until Jesus came and revealed Read More →

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Don’t be a blame thrower (2) Galatians 6:5 TM Sally managed a small marketing company, and when problems arose she automatically looked for a scapegoat. At sales meetings she berated and criticized her co-workers, choosing to call her tirades “pep talks.” Her associates began to resign in droves, and when company revenues declined Sally blamed Read More →

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  2018/10/10 Don’t be a blame thrower (1) Romans 14:12 KJV Ever seen a flamethrower in the movies? It’s a fiery torch designed to destroy people. “Blame throwers” do the same. When life doesn’t go their way, instead of taking responsibility for their decisions and actions they blame others. And there’s no shortage of scapegoats. For Read More →

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Wherever you go, God is there Exodus 3:5 NKJV Jewish scholars used to debate why God revealed Himself to Moses in the middle of the desert. Why not a highly populated or religiously significant place? The consensus was that God wanted to show “that no place on earth, not even a thorn bush, is devoid Read More →

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  2018/10/08 Strength for speakers Isaiah 40:31 NKJV Describing the emotions evoked in having to address an audience, a respected writer says: “Public speaking is listed as [our] number-one fear, before death at number five, and loneliness, which weighs in at number seven. That means that most of us are less afraid of dying alone than Read More →

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Don’t try to force it! Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT Often life doesn’t go according to plan. A promotion doesn’t happen in time and your career plans get sidelined, or a relationship backfires and you spend every waking moment analyzing what went wrong. The secret to real peace lies in seeing “the whole scope of God’s work Read More →

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Listening for God’s voice Isaiah 30:21 NCV A counselor who was once an addict writes: “I was in treatment for chemical dependency and needed a job to get out. I looked for months, but nobody wanted to hire me. One day I was waiting for a bus when a little voice urged: ‘Look behind you.’ Read More →

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