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Inspire them. To be inspired is to feel motivated and excited about what you are doing. The story is told of a little boy sitting in church with his mother. On the platform behind the pastor were three flags; the little boy asked her about the first one. ‘That’s our nation’s...

Instruct them. ‘Go…make disciples…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…’ (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV). When your focus is on not only winning people to Jesus but making them disciples of Jesus, He promises, ‘…I am with you...

God doesn’t mind your church having a small congregation. What He objects to is your church having a small vision, for that limits what He can do through you. The story’s told of a tourist visiting a small English village. He asked an old gentleman, ‘Is there anything special...

Paul probably didn’t leave any money or property when he died, but he did leave a legacy—a superior one! His legacy was his writings, those he won to Christ, those he mentored and his enduring influence. Every day your life touches other lives in unseen ways. You don’t have to...

In Bible days marathons weren’t run on smooth tracks, but over pathways filled with obstacles that could cause a runner to stumble and lose the race. Here are three obstacles you need to look out for as you run your life’s race: 1) an unforgiving attitude. ‘…If you do...

One day Jesus touched the eyes of a blind man and he exclaimed, ‘I see men as trees, walking’ (Mark 8:24 KJV). In other words, ‘I see something, but it’s not completely clear yet.’ So Jesus touched him again, cleared his perceptions, removing his limitations and...

When you’re praying for something, the last thing you want to hear God say is ‘Wait!’ But sometimes He does. And in order to walk with Him you must learn to be patient, because He works according to His schedule and not yours. All your praying and pleading won’t...

The Prodigal Son’s journey to ruin didn’t happen overnight. It was a slow, steady build-up, like cholesterol in your arteries. He took his father’s blessings for granted and stopped being grateful. No wonder David wrote, ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within...

The Prodigal Son told his father, ‘I want it all, now!’ To know whether something is good for you or not, you need to understand where the desire for it came from. Loving parents don’t give their children things because they cry for them; they reward them for acting responsibly...

The Prodigal Son made two mistakes: 1) he rejected his father’s authority. The first step that gets you into trouble is the one that takes you away from God. Like the Prodigal Son, you leave home saying, ‘Give me.’ And if you’re fortunate enough to survive your own best...