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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 hard to fix because none of us, not even those ordained by God, can break His natural laws without suffering. Ray Comfort writes: ‘Once when I was complaining about my heavy schedule, I heard God’s Spirit say, “You’re the one who makes the schedule; if you don’t like it, do something about it!”’ Paul told Timothy, ‘Follow the Lord’s rules for doing His work… just as an athlete… follows the rules or is disqualified.’...

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, the ancient Roman teacher of rhetoric, would impress his class of 200 by asking each student to recite a favourite line of poetry. He would then recite all 200 lines from memory—in reverse order. Saint Augustine had a friend who could recite all the poet Virgil’s words—backwards! Ok, maybe those guys were particularly gifted—but there are lots of things most of us can recite from memory too. Things like birthdays and...

‘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 decided to escape on foot across the snow-covered mountains into Burma. There she was—stranded in unknown territory, with no money and no way to get home. ‘I cannot tell you the dismay and alarm that filled me,’ she wrote. But she made two decisions. ‘The first thing is to cast out fear,’ she said. ‘The only fear a Christian should entertain is the fear of sin. All other fears are from Satan, sent to confuse and weaken us.’ So...

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 time of separation for His glory. Because Paul and Barnabas parted, the Gospel was preached in even more cities. But when a temporary separation is the best option, you need to agree on how long it will be. In some friendships, one person may have outgrown the relationship. But this should be handled with love and wisdom, realising that we can all learn from our mistakes and grow through them. Later Paul wrote, ‘Get Mark and...

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 Jerusalem. On their second missionary tour, Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them again, but Paul said thought he was unreliable and said no. ‘Their disagreement was so sharp that they separated. Barnabas took John Mark… Paul chose Silas.’ (Acts 15:39–40 NLT) Can you imagine it; two spiritual giants couldn’t resolve their conflict! Yes, it happens in the best of circles. Paul was the totally focused, no-nonsense type....

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 being myths. Man gravitates towards idolatry like a moth does to a flame. There are millions of false gods. Hinduism has about 330 million. But there is only one Creator, and that’s the God who revealed Himself to Moses and gave us His moral law. That’s the God who became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, died and rose for us, and provided salvation. And that’s the God you will have to face on judgment day. You say, ‘I don’t...

Answering the big questions (4)

‘Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.’ Romans 9:5 NIV Some people say that Jesus Christ never existed. Ray Comfort writes: ‘While sceptics may choose to reject the Bible’s moral message, they cannot deny its historical accuracy. Over 25,000 archaeological finds demonstrate that the people, places, and events mentioned in the Bible are real and are accurately described. No archaeological finding has ever refuted the Bible. In fact, the descriptions in the Bible have often led archaeologists to amazing discoveries. Non-Christian journalist Jeffrey Sheler, author of the book Is The Bible True?, concluded, “In extraordinary ways, modern archaeology is affirming the historical...

Answering the big questions (3)

‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.’ 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV How can we trust the Bible when human beings wrote it? Answer: Do you write the letter or does the pen? The pen is merely the instrument you use. In the same way, God used men as instruments to write His ‘letter’ to humanity. That’s why Sir Isaac Newton said, ‘I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible, than in any profane history whatsoever.’ That’s why Billy Graham said of Scripture: ‘If I didn’t believe that the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ held the answer to this world’s baffling problems, I would go back to the farm and the rural life that I love and spend my days in peaceful solitude.’ There’s a...

Answering the big questions (2)

‘Can’t you see that His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?’ Romans 2:4 NLT Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? The word hypocrite comes from the Greek word for ‘actor’. Hypocrisy is ‘the practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold’. The true church of Jesus Christ is made up of true believers; hypocrites are ‘pretenders’ who sit among God’s people. Jesus even had one among His twelve disciples—Judas. Let’s be honest; people have left the church because of hypocrisy. And ‘yes’ there are far too many ‘actors’ in the church. Hypocrisy runs rampant in our modern church—but be careful if you judge it. Remember the old bumper sticker: ‘Christians are...

Answering the big questions (1)

‘We are looking forward to a new Heaven and a new earth.’ 2 Peter 3:13 NIV What about suffering—doesn’t that prove there isn’t a loving God? Adam was given a choice: to obey God or disobey Him. He chose disobedience, and God said, ‘Cursed is the ground [earth] because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.’ (Genesis 3:17 NIV) Note the word ‘painful’. Think how many people are living with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, emphysema, Parkinson’s disease, and another life-changing illnesses. Did God ‘blow it’ when He created humanity? Sadly, many use the issue of suffering as an excuse to reject any thought of God, when...