Full Archive - Word For Today

Try to picture these two scenes. First: Christ in heaven defending you and acting as your Advocate before God. ‘If anybody does sin, we have One who speaks to the Father in our defence—Jesus Christ’ (1 John 2:1 NIV). Second: You here on earth, accusing someone. The Bible calls...

The path to your God-given destiny will have different challenges, so you must expect them. Indeed you must prepare yourself to face them. Solomon wrote, ‘A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them.’ Wouldn’t you rather look ahead and prepare, instead...

A fascinating encounter took place between Jesus and Philip. When ‘Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father”…Jesus answered: “Don’t you know Me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?”’ (vv. 8-9 NIV). There’s a lesson here...

You ask, ‘How long will this temptation last?’ Sometimes the enemy’s attack is short-term, other times it is long-term. Paul had a ‘thorn’ in his flesh, one that wouldn’t go away. Why did he have it? Pride! ‘Lest I should be exalted above measure by the...

Ignorance of Scripture is one of the greatest weapons satan has against you. Three times he tempted Jesus, and he used Scripture to do it! But he didn’t prevail because Jesus knew what God’s Word says—and doesn’t say. We’re vulnerable to satan’s attacks when...

The Bible says, ‘Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.’ Notice who led Jesus there: God! You’re in training for your destiny, and a good trainer has one thing in mind—turning flab into muscle. So he takes you into the gym and...

 

The saying goes, ‘We are like cats; we lick ourselves with our tongues!’ When someone spreads gossip, mark that person carefully. Why? Because if they talk to you about somebody else, they’ll talk to somebody else about you. The Bible warns us about three things:...

Here are two more stumbling blocks you need to remove in order to win someone to Christ: 1) boredom. Jesus isn’t boring, but sometimes religion is. The story is told of a lady who fell asleep during the sermon. Pointing at the man sitting next to her, the pastor said, ‘Please wake...

If you want to win someone to Christ, there are certain stumbling blocks you may have to remove. Let’s be honest, people are turned off by religion for a lot of reasons—legitimate ones. Let’s look at some: 1) Hypocrisy. Think about the twelve disciples; one of them betrayed...

Who am I? What’s my calling? The apostle Paul, who considered himself ‘…not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles’ (2Corinthians 11:5 NAS), answers simply: ‘I am Paul. My role is serving. I am a servant to the gospel and the body of Christ.’...