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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...

 
Life leaves bitter and sweet tastes in the mouth. It’s easy to find yourself on the lawn of negativity, drinking from a glass half empty on grass that definitely isn’t as green as your neighbours’. Then, in the space of a day or so, everything can seem like...

 
Imagine a house fire. Every object and item you once treasured is now crumbling ashes, lost forever. Can you imagine looking around that kind of devastation? Paul describes our day of judgement before God to be like this: ‘Fire will test the quality of each man’s work....

 
Is anything too hard for God? It can be easy to answer ‘no,’ in your mind, but try to let your whole being engage with your answer. It’s not just what you think and say, but what you do, that will prove what you believe.
 
When God decided...

 
Lots of talk about lust today. It helps to think of lust not just as a sexual thing, but anything that we get obsessed with, in a way that’s not holy. We’ll break that down into the three categories from today’s verse: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride...

 
satan dressed up as an angel in the wilderness by using the Word of God to tempt Jesus to obey him, using three human nature ‘hotspots’.
 
1) Need: ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’ (Matthew 4:3 NIV) This taps...

 
Here are two questions answered in the story of Jesus’ temptation.
 
Question 1 - Are some people immune to temptation? Well, if Jesus was tempted, we’ve got no chance of getting away from it! Temptation is just one of those things that comes with being...

‘Don’t worry, be happy!’ isn’t always the most practical piece of advice. But imagine if we could actually exterminate worry from our minds, completely. It must be possible for us not to worry, because it’s a command from Jesus (‘Therefore I tell you, do not...

 
Abounding is an old-fashioned word, but it simply means ‘overflowing’. Outside of our life in Jesus, we are abounding with sin. There are no boundaries there, we rule by our own impulses and desires; kings of our own private jungles, rather than living and working for...

 
 
In every person’s life there are the works of satan, lurking behind the scenes trying to take centre stage. And just like the pantomime villain, satan himself has many disguises. It says in the Bible he can morph into ‘an angel of light’ (2 Corinthians...