Learn to set boundaries

‘Follow the Lord’s rules for doing His work.’ 2 Timothy 2:5 TLB Are you so eager to stay in everybody’s good graces that you comply with their every demand? You’re not alone—good people burn out every day because they can’t set boundaries. And once that happens, it’s...

Memorising Scripture and conquering worry

‘Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all day.’ Psalm 119:97 NRS One of the most powerful tools God has given you for conquering fear and worry is memorising Scripture. Your memory is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. Seneca,...

‘Casting’, or ‘keeping’

‘Casting all your care upon Him.’ 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV When it comes to dealing with your fears and worries, you have two choices; cast them on the Lord, or keep them and try to handle them yourself. When the communists came to power in China, missionary Isobel Kuhn...

How to handle disagreements (2)

‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.’ Matthew 5:9 KJV Lesson one: sometimes the best resolution to a conflict is a separation, even if it’s temporary. When emotions run high, you need space to think clearly. And God can use this...

How to handle disagreements (1)

‘Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark. But Paul disagreed strongly.’ Acts 15:37–38 NLT Paul and Barnabas were a great missionary team. On their first tour, a young man named John Mark had joined them. But for some personal reason, he left and returned to...

Answering the big questions (5)

‘Without faith it is impossible to please God.’ Hebrews 11:6 NIV Some sceptics like to say, ‘Which “god” are you talking about: Thor, Zeus, etc.?’ The inference in this question is, ‘These were mythical gods, and so is yours.’ Atheists are correct about these gods...