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Your friend’s decided to hold a charity cake sale and asks you to help. What do you do? Do you decide to go on the day and buy something, or do you join your friend in the kitchen and help with the baking? What takes greater effort – handing over some cash or giving up your time and energy to...

The master of an estate gave each of his servants a sum of money to invest for him. One man got five talents, the second two talents, and the third man one talent. The servants with two and five talents turned a respectable profit, while the man with one talent told his master, ‘I was afraid,...

What does the word ‘courageous’ make you think of? Maybe the picture in your mind is of someone in a war zone, or battling cancer. Or the emergency services rescuing someone from a dangerous situation. And it’s true, all these things take an immense amount of bravery. What probably doesn't come...

Two of the most famous ‘marriage advice’ type of verses can shed some real light on how all relationships, not just the relationship between husband and wife, can work better: be considerate (1 Peter 3:7) and be worthy of respect (1 Timothy 3:11). In any kind of relationship, it’s about growing...

God doesn’t want our generosity to be restricted by fear. Either we’ll trust Him and experience the joy of participating in His purposes on earth, or trust our own ability and live with anxiety. The danger of not moving to a higher level of giving is that we can miss out on something great that...

The word happiness comes from the old English word happ, which means ‘chance.’ It corresponds to the Latin word fortuna, which means ‘luck.’ Both words suggest that when things happen the way we want them to we’re happy, and when they don’t we’re unhappy. But that kind of happiness is temporary...

The Bible says, ‘A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.’ You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘laughter is the best medicine’. While it’s not literally true (we definitely wouldn’t recommend that you visit a comedian instead of a doctor next time you need...

Jesus said, ‘I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.’ The joy Jesus is talking about is unique: ‘My joy.’ And it’s fulfilling in a way that the world’s happiness isn’t: ‘That your joy may be complete.’ Being a faithful follower of Christ’s teachings...

God gave Joseph a dream of future greatness - one in which his brothers would bow down to him. But when he told his brothers about his dream, they hatched a plan to kill him. And to make things worse his father ‘loved Joseph more than all his children…and he made him a coat of many colours.’ Try...

If we’ve the faith to believe it, the moment we pray for salvation, we receive it. It doesn’t work that way with self-control. Yes, we should pray for it, but Peter writes, ‘Make every effort to add to your faith…self-control.’ It only becomes a reality when we ‘make every effort’ to practise it...