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Before we all walked around with phones in our pockets, how did we find out what our old primary school friends had for lunch? What they thought about the weather? Our phones make everyone's thoughts way easier to access. So now, if someone asks, 'what does your best friend think about that news...

The Bible says, ‘Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them’ (1 John 2:15 NIV). But some of us act like loving the Lord more requires loving those around us less. We feel awkward around them, or lose touch with them, or forget...

Everybody wants a house built on rock. Nobody wants a house built on sand. But in Matthew 7, Jesus points out that it’s only wise people who actually bother to build on rock before storms come in. ‘Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built...

If you’d met Asaph, who wrote some of the psalms, you’d probably have thought he hadn’t a care in the world. But you’d have been wrong: ‘I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping and I was almost gone.’ Why? Because he saw bad people winning everywhere, and he was tempted...

To miss out on your assignment in life is to miss out on why God put you on earth. You’re gifted and called by God, and you need to take it seriously. The question is not what are you running from, but what are you moving toward? To succeed you must know God’s will and concentrate on fulfilling...

When we make a mistake, we can end up beating ourselves up about it for ages. We overthink it, worry about it, think we’ve failed and anticipate that we’ll just fail again. Once we’re in this mind-set, it’s dangerous. Our self-esteem evaporates and we can label ourselves as failures. But this...

Jesus asked His disciples, ‘“What were you arguing about along the way?” They had been arguing about which one of them was the greatest, and so they did not answer…he said, “If you want the place of honour, you must…serve others!”’ (vv. 33-35 CEV). If, after living with Jesus day and night for...

The Bible says: ‘When he [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will”…When they had done so, they caught such a...

When you plant a seed, it can take ages before you see a little green shoot pushing through the soil. It stays in the ground until the time is right for it to emerge. If it’s too early or late, the conditions aren’t right and the young plant will struggle or fail. It’s like this with our God-...

Ever feel like God isn’t answering you? Job felt the same way when he said, ‘I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you just look at me…when I hoped for good, only evil came to me; when I looked for light, darkness came’ (vv. 20 & 26 NCV). All of us go through times...