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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...

When you were younger, did you ever try throwing coins into a wishing well, or wishing if you saw a shooting star, or as you blew out your birthday candles? Maybe you heard the story of Aladdin, and hoped that one day you’d find a magic lamp with a genie too. It’s something we can still find...

How much does fear play a part in your life? Sometimes fear can be useful, such as when we, or people we love, are in physical danger. Then it can act as an alarm that something’s wrong and we need to get help or get out of the situation. (If we find we’re not recognising dangerous situations,...

In life we’ve got to keep growing, keep maturing and keep working to become more like Jesus. The Bible says that we need to ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ (1 Peter 3:18 NIVUK) and that ‘the wise listen and add to their learning.’ But how do we grow? We...