Category: August

Day 1 Accepting Strong-Willed Christians

Accepting Strong-Willed Christians Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters Romans 14:1 Most of us don’t feel comfortable around strongly opinionated people. They make us feel we know very little and the little we know, we can’t express very well anyway. We’ve probably all met Christians who come at us

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Day 2 Boldness and Perseverance Opens Doorways

Boldness and Perseverance Opens Doorways Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the

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Day 3 God’s Heart for the Lost

God’s Heart for the Lost Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses

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Day 4 Loved and Called to be Saints

Loved and Called to be Saints To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints Romans 1:7a In this first half of verse 7 Paul writes two things about his readers. They are first of all ‘loved by God’ (1:7). Do you ever dwell on how much God loves you

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Day 5 Servanthood is Kingdom Behaviour

Servanthood is Kingdom Behaviour A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the

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Day 6 Kingdom Culture

Kingdom Culture If you’ve ever been in a country where the culture was completely different to our own, you’ll understand a little of the struggle we face as Christians. We were brought up in the culture of the world. The values we were taught centred around our rights, our comfort, our feeling secure, our getting

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Day 7 Prayer, Trials and Temptation

Prayer, Trials and Temptation Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing,

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Day 8 Judgement, Justice and God-Rejectors

Judgement, Justice and God-Rejectors Paul outlines in the letter we know as Romans more than anywhere else in his writings, a picture of the final day of judgement. Reading Romans it is simply untrue to characterise the Old Testament as portraying judgement fairly exclusively, in contrast to the New Testament which portrays mercy fairly exclusively.

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Day 9 What Disfigures Us Emotionally?

What Disfigures Us Emotionally? Why am I like I am? A generation or two back most of us knew nothing of what schizophrenia or bipolar really were. Now we have some understanding of the meaning of both and lots of other present-day maladies. Over recent decades Western society has turned us into amateur pop-therapists, explaining

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Day 10 Is it Safe to Count Numbers?

Is it Safe to Count Numbers? Gypsy Smith was an English evangelist who saw vast numbers of people come to Christ in the first half of the last century. He had just returned from a series of meetings when a Scottish pastor asked him “How did you get on at your meetings?” Smith told him

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