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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...

A catalyst facilitates change; it makes things happen! For example, Alka-Seltzer without water has no effervescence, flour without yeast produces no bread, seeds without sunshine means no flowers, blue without yellow means no green, an egg without sperm means no baby, a spark without air...

In a letter to George Whitefield, a leader of the Great Awakening, Benjamin Franklin wrote: ‘I can only show my gratitude for those mercies from God, by a readiness to help His other children and my brethren. For I do not think that thanks and compliments, though repeated weekly, can...

We read, ‘Jesus…saw…Simon…and Andrew…casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!”’ (vv. 18-19 NKJV). To follow Christ you must learn how to fish for men and women...

You may be good at what you do. Indeed, you may be better than most, but without the help of others you will never be as good as you could be. You will never reach your highest potential without a good adviser. It’s impossible. Why would a world-class tennis player need a coach, especially...

Brian Tracy says: ‘There are so many good things you can do, that your ability to decide may be the critical determinant of what you accomplish. If you’re like most people, you’re overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time. Mark Twain once joked that if first thing...

One definition of success is: ‘Gaining wealth and fame.’ But how much wealth do you need to be successful? How much fame? Should you pick an arbitrary target? Should you compare yourself to others? What if you have decided to devote yourself to raising children of character, or...

Heaven’s answer to a thorn-cursed creation was a thorn-crowned Saviour. But notice something important. God didn’t remove the thorns; He decided to use them for His redemptive purposes. That’s why we each get: 3) a custom-designed thorn. Here’s how Paul describes his...

In Scripture there are three thorns that paint a picture of redemption. Let’s look at them and see what we can learn. 1) A thorn-cursed creation. When Adam and Eve sinned, God said, ‘Cursed is the ground for your sake…thorns…it shall bring forth for you…In the...