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Everyone loves a good firework. Accelerating into the night sky, showering vibrant colours and erupting with sound – they’re exciting, but they quickly fade. We can be like fireworks, but it may be that God wants us to be more like fires.
 
If you’...

 
Someone has said, ‘Prayer moves the hand that moves the world.’ So let’s give prayer its rightful place in our lives—first place! In the book ‘Glorious Intruder’, Joni Eareckson Tada writes about a woman called Diane, who suffers from multiple...

 
satan’s no doormat. His first strategy is to make you question and doubt God. Then he’ll use your power of reasoning. ‘That part’s not relevant,’ he’ll mock. ‘That was written to a specific culture, you don’t have to listen to it now....

 
If you’ve ever asked ‘Who am I?’ then being a Christian should answer that question for you. You are a son or daughter of the Most High God. And you were made in the image of God. satan’s jealous and would love to dupe you of your identity and drag you down...

 
Some people hate heights. Some are scared of snakes. You might dread being drowned. But behind all these fears is (what seems like perfectly reasonable) fear of death itself, and most people have it.
 
But it doesn’t have to be that way. One reason why the...

 
First words matter. They often tell us what matters most to someone. For babies it’s usually ‘Mama’ or ‘Dada’. God’s first words (in the Bible) are significant too and show us what matters to Him: ‘Let there be light’ (Genesis 1:3 NLT...

 
Over the next few days, we’re going to be looking at the basic fact that satan is defeated. There’s no cause to hide behind the sofa at the mention of the ‘s’ word, and we’ll find out why.
 
satan is real – If you believe in the...

 
Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan… all these countries seem to have scored poorly in the delicate art of handling conflict. But are we any better? It’s worth considering how we handle our own pressure cooker scenarios. Is it a case of pot, kettle, black?
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William Arthur Ward wrote: ‘Believe while others are doubting. Plan while others are playing. Decide while others are delaying. Prepare while others are daydreaming. Work while others are wishing. Save while others are wasting. Listen while others are talking. Smile while...

 
Few of us are as nasty as to any outright tear into everyone we think is out of line. But it’s very easy to correct people ‘out of our own righteousness’, acting like we’re the moral police. Let’s be careful to protect our motives from secret desires to...