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We all have things in our lives that we hold onto. Things that slow us down and, sometimes, prevent us from moving forward at all. Whether it’s fear, insecurity, perfectionism, past hurts or something else, if we never let them go, then we start to have so much baggage that we can’t carry it all...

What images and feelings come to mind when you think of the word ‘peace’? Maybe you imagine sitting by a calming stream, listening to the water tumbling over the rocks. Maybe you think of lying on a beach, enjoying the sun. As lovely as these things are, they don’t really come close to...

The Bible says, ‘When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him”’ (Exodus 32:1 NIV).Why...

Years after her harrowing experience in a Nazi concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom was speaking in a church when she found herself standing face-to-face with a man who had been one of the cruellest guards she had ever met in the camps. This man had humiliated and degraded both her and her sister...

When we face a crisis it’s easy for us to lose perspective. It happened to two of Jesus’ disciples on the Emmaus Road. Discouraged about His death, they were ‘going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their…questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were...

The most defining moment of your life you won’t even remember. You had absolutely no choice in it – you were born. When we become a Christian the Bible describes it like a second birth: ‘For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever...

The High Priest’s breastplate shows us that we’re precious to God, that we’re close to Him and that He doesn’t forget about us. So how does this impact our lives? It doesn’t mean we can go around thinking it’s okay to live any way we want, because God will accept and forgive us no matter what....

Every year, on the Day of Atonement, Israel’s High Priest went into the ‘Holiest of Holies’ where God’s presence was, in order to obtain forgiveness for the people’s sins. He wore different things, each signifying different truths. But of all the garments he put on, the breastplate was the...

In Exodus 39, we’re given very detailed information about what the high priest wore, and it can be tempting to skim over these passages, believing that there’s nothing we can learn from them. But there are no insignificant details in the Bible. When we look at the description of the breastplate...

Having integrity includes how we use our words. If we wouldn’t say something because a parent, friend, or Jesus himself was standing next to us, then we probably shouldn’t be saying it at all. God’s always with us and He knows every word we’ve ever said and will ever say. He even knows the words...