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The way we see things can be determined by what we’re looking through. We’ve got to clean our glasses, windows, and windscreens regularly in order for us to see out of them clearly. And we need to do the same with our ‘spiritual lenses’. The lenses we’re looking through determine what we see,...

Saul of Tarsus was the last person on earth you’d ever have expected to become a Christian, much less the author of half the New Testament. Describing his life before he met Christ, he wrote, ‘I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it’ (Galatians 1:13 NKJV). So when...

The Psalmist wrote, ‘Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.’ The answer to this can be seen in the story of the man lowered into the room Jesus was teaching in. Jesus said to those in the room: ‘I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’ (Luke...

It’s tough when those closest to us don’t believe what we believe. We can feel so passionate about our faith and want others to experience Jesus too. But however much we want them to share our beliefs, we’ve got to accept each other’s differences and unique perspectives. Sometimes our...

Leadership is both a privilege and a challenge. It’s something we all do to an extent. When we persuade or encourage someone else to do something, we’ve led them. But some of us are called to a higher level of leadership. Whether that’s within the church, or the secular world, God calls some of...

Those in church leadership have a pretty challenging job. To lead a church, full of different personalities, different thoughts and different ideas, can be tricky. Keeping unity, building up people’s faith, encouraging, caring, discipling and evangelising is a huge job. Our church leaders have...

The Bible tells us to ‘encourage one another and build each other up’ (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV). But sometimes, we need to point out where someone’s going wrong. If they’ve started going down the wrong path and are making decisions that are harming themselves and others, we may need to speak up...

Helping others is something we’re called to do. The Bible says that we should care about the ‘interests of the others’ not just our own (Philippians 2:4 NIV). But sometimes we can take this too far. We try and be everything for everyone, seeing it as our responsibility to help everyone with...

When we deliberately sin, we’re rebelling against God’s rule in our lives - and we feel bad about it. Feeling bad is evidence that we truly are redeemed children of God; otherwise our sins wouldn’t bother us. Have you ever had a moment where you’ve ended up feeling really bad about something you...

Love is like a fire; when it’s not fuelled, it goes out. That’s what happened to the Christians in the church at Ephesus. In earlier years Paul wrote these words to them: ‘Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love’ (Ephesians 6:24 NASB). Their love for the...