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Jesus said, ‘A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, “Occupy till I come”’ (vv. 12-13). The word ‘occupy’ is a military term...

Jane Johnson Struck set out on a frigid winter evening to deliver dinner to the family of a friend who had died. Snarled in traffic and juggling an already overloaded schedule, she was feeling sorry for herself—and irritated when she arrived and found nobody home. Using her mobile phone to...

Have you dabbled in the occult and now you’re wondering what to do? Repent and renounce it. ‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us…and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness’ (1 John 1:9 NKJV). Note the words ‘all unrighteousness’. It...

Here are three ways you can open yourself up to the power of evil: 1) By choice. The author of ‘The Satanic Bible’, Anton LaVey, said, ‘A successful witch or wizard must first surrender totally to satan.’ You’re probably wondering what kind of person would say or do...

Here’s a promise you can stand on in times of trouble: ‘Because you have made the Lord…the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways...

Paul writes, ‘Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit, but because Christ’s love controls us now.’ God is looking for volunteers, not conscripts. Conscripts are motivated by law; volunteers are motivated by love. After the attack on Pearl Harbour, enlistment...

God wants you to succeed in life (Joshua 1:8). Once you’re convinced of that: 1) Take into account your temperament. A fillet steak cooks best at a very high heat for a short time, but a roast joint cooks best at a lower heat for a longer time. Either way, you can have a delicious meal....

Smoke rose over a neighbourhood where 18 people died and 850 had been arrested in street riots. Jon Walker said: ‘My dad, a special investigator for a government agency, sat with me watching the violence on TV. In a matter-of-fact manner he said, “That’s exactly where I’m...

‘Warn…those who are out of line…encourage the timid…help…the weak.’ Sadly, we’d rather stay quiet and be popular than speak difficult truth into the lives of others. One teacher writes: ‘A church isn’t a group of individuals who happen to...

A preacher got into the habit of writing his sermons word for word. It worked well—until one Sunday he found himself in the pulpit without his notes. Addressing the congregation, he said, ‘I’ve forgotten my notes this morning, so I’ll have to pray and rely on the Lord....