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Up until this time the gospel had been preached exclusively to the Jews. But all that was about to change: ‘One afternoon at about three o’clock, Cornelius had a vision. He saw an angel from God coming to him and calling him by name…“God has heard your prayers and knows about your gifts to the...

Never assume your instructions are clearly understood and will be carried out. The Bible says, ‘The hand of the diligent makes rich,’ and the word diligent means paying careful attention to details. When you give someone instructions, check to be sure they’ve made a note of them. If not, you...

When King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the fiery furnace, God brought them out and ‘they didn’t even smell of smoke!’ We’ve all encountered people who still ‘smell like smoke’. Their attitude says, ‘I’ve been through a hard time, and I’m still upset about it.’ How...

The stream Elijah had been drinking from dried up and the ravens that brought him food every day stopped coming. When that happens God’s trying to get your attention! He’s getting you ready to move. Next God sent Elijah to an impoverished widow in the town of Zarephath, assuring him that she’d...

Here are Ten Commandments for building a great marriage: 1) God said, ‘Honour…marriage,’ so remain faithful to one another. Forsaking all others, put your mate before your mother, your father, your son, and your daughter. Your mate is your lifelong companion. 2) Remember, ‘You…are the temple of...

Are you pressing ‘on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called [you]’ (Philippians 3:14 NIV 2011 Edition), or have you ‘settled’ along the way? God made a pact with Abraham - one that continues to influence the modern world. A lesser-known fact is that years earlier Abraham’s...

Not only does God go ahead of you, the Bible says He’s ‘your rear guard’. One author writes: ‘In Israelite campaigns into the wilderness and across the Promised Land, soldiers had a vanguard and a rear guard. The vanguard was comprised of scouts who went ahead to explore…and suggest a plan to...

God wants you to succeed in life (see Joshua 1:8). And He will give you the tools, strategies, and relationships necessary for success. David started out as a lowly shepherd boy, but God made him King of Israel. The Bible says, ‘In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was...

When your thoughts, actions, and plans are approved by God, He’ll confirm it by giving you an inner ‘knowing’ (see 1 John 2:20). The Bible says: ‘Let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all...

For nine-year-old Keith Pulles, winterising the family swimming pool signalled the end of summer. He writes: ‘I watched glumly from the window as Dad opened a jug and started dumping chemicals into the pool. Then he got another jug and added more stuff. “That’s a lot of stuff to put into the...