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Paul asked the big question: ‘Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?’ When we don’t know why God loves us in the first place, it’s easy to doubt His love at times. When we feel like we’re unlovable, that we’re too messed up or too broken for anyone to love us, we can question God’s...

If we’re being honest with ourselves, how many times have we said we’d pray for someone and then forgotten to? Or how often have we been so wrapped up with our own lives and our own problems that we don’t even notice when someone needs prayer? Praying for others can be a challenge, we don’t know...

Imagine what life on the ark must have been like for Noah. He probably didn’t get much sleep. He was feeding, cleaning, and caring for thousands of animals around the clock. It was smelly and messy. And that’s a pretty accurate picture of what obedience to God sometimes looks like. It’s hard...

As long as we rely on the approval of others, God’s limited in what He can do through us. Having faith often means we’ll look foolish, irrational or illogical to the world. Think of how some of the most faithful biblical characters would have appeared from the world’s perspective. Noah would’ve...

What does it mean to have God’s favour? The Hebrew word translated as favour is chen, which can also mean ‘grace’ or ‘acceptance’. The first time the word ‘favour’ appears in the Bible is Genesis 6:8, telling us that ‘Noah found favour in the eyes of the LORD’ (NIVUK). God had decided to destroy...

Can you imagine what must have gone through Noah’s mind when God told him to build a massive boat in the middle of a desert? Maybe Noah wondered if he’d misheard. But we already know that ‘Noah did everything just as God commanded him’ (Genesis 6:22 NIV). And he did it because he ‘walked...

What type of things do you think of when you think about worshipping God? Probably it involves prayer, praise and singing worship songs. We don’t immediately think that we can turn every activity we do, no matter how big or small, into an act of worship. But seeing them from this perspective can...

Imagine if God had asked you to build the ark. It’d be an incredibly daunting task. The Bible tells us that Noah’s ark was 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high (we can find this in Genesis 6:15). A cubit is the equivalent of just over 44 centimetres, which means the ark was...

Sometimes it can feel like we’re having to face things on our own, that nobody is willing to walk alongside us or support us in what God’s calling us to do. People can often assume we’re strong and don’t need anything. It’s easy to become discouraged and give up when we feel we’re not being...

The word hypocrite comes from the Greek word hypokrites, which means stage actor. An actor is pretending to be someone they’re not, and that’s exactly what a hypocrite does. A hypocrite may act as if they believe something, when actually they don’t. Or they may point out all the mistakes others...