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It is said that in 1923, seven of the world’s most successful men met at a Chicago hotel: the president of the largest independent steel company, the president of the largest utility company, the greatest wheat speculator, the president of the New York Stock Exchange, a member of the...

Paul writes:  ‘Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me…All of us…who are mature should take such a view of things’ (vv. 13-15 NIV). Paul was driven by his vision of...

‘Peter asked, “How many times should I forgive someone who does…wrong to me? Is seven times enough?” Jesus answered: “Not…seven…but seventy-seven times!”’ (Matthew 18:21-22 CEV). But we shouldn’t stop there. If God gave each of us...

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:...