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Issac "Iceman"

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Jonathan "Jones"

Announcer and Team Leader

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Ismael

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Think Realistically (1)

‘Don’t begin until you count the cost.’ Luke 14:28 NLT Reality is the difference between what you wish for—and what is. If you’re a naturally optimistic person you may find it difficult to think realistically. Indeed, you may think it’s the opposite of having faith. No, faith doesn’t deny the problem, it connects you with God through whose strength you can overcome. Here are two things that thinking realistically will do for you: (1) Minimise unnecessary risks. All actions have consequences. Thinking realistically will help you figure out what those consequences could be. This is particularly important when your actions affect others. The old motto, ‘Expect the best but plan for the...

Lean On God’s Presence And His People

‘He is not far from each one of us.’ Acts 17:27 NKJV The Bible says God ‘is not far from each one of us’! God does not play favourites. From the masses on the city streets to the isolated villagers in valleys and jungles, all people can enjoy God’s presence. But many don’t. They plod through life as if there were no God to love them. As if their only strength was their own. As if the only solution comes from within, not above. They live godless lives. But you don’t have to do that. You can: (1) Lean on God’s presence. ‘For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”’ (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV) (2) Lean on God’s people. ‘For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I...

Personal Growth (2)

‘The Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.’ Proverbs 2:6 NIV Personal growth involves four things: (1) Environment. You must place yourself in a setting that fosters growth. Certain fish grow according to the size of their surroundings. If you keep them in a small tank they stay small, but when you release them into the ocean they grow to their intended size. The same principle applies to you. You must spend your time with the right crowd, in the right place, doing the right things, in order to grow. (2) Strength. Leadership expert Peter Drucker said: ‘The great mystery isn’t that people do things badly, but that they occasionally do a few things well. The...

Personal Growth (1)

‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.’ Proverbs 3:13 NIV Here are three reasons we don’t experience personal growth: (1) We think it comes strictly from experience. Believing personal growth comes only from experience, is like an archer shooting arrows that miss the target but he thinks he’s improving simply because he keeps on shooting. Experience is only profitable if you learn from it and start hitting your target. Pulitzer prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti said, ‘Hell begins on the day God grants us a clear vision of all we might have achieved… the gifts we wasted… and all we might have done but didn’t do.’ Don’t end your life regretting the time and...

You Are Gifted By God (3)

‘The body is not made up of one part but of many.’ 1 Corinthians 12:14 NIV You cannot determine your spiritual gift any more than you can determine your eye colour. The Holy Spirit gives us His gifts ‘as He wills.’ (1 Corinthians 12:11 NKJV) Notice three things: (1) We are different from one another. ‘A body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body.’ (1 Corinthians 12:12NIV) Why are there different gifts? Because there are different needs! (2) We are dependent on one another. It takes every part working together to have a healthy body that will function properly. Paul writes: ‘The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet,...

You Are Gifted By God (2)

‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.’ Romans 12:6 NIV Don’t say, ‘I’m of no use to God,’ or ‘I’m not needed in the church,’ or ‘There’s no way God could use me.’ You are gifted by God! You are called to use your gift to bless others, build up the church, and display His Kingdom to a watching world. ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.’ (1 Peter 4:10–11 NIV) Every Christian is a...

You Are Gifted By God (1)

‘The same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.’ 1 Corinthians 12:11 NKJV The Bible says, ‘There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.’ (1 Corinthians 12:4 NKJV) The word ‘gifts’ comes from the Greek word ‘charis’, which literally means grace. That means you cannot earn, qualify for, work for, or deserve a spiritual gift. The Holy Spirit gives them to each of us ‘individually as He wills’. They are not something you get by study, practice, or inheritance. They are not highly developed natural talents. They are supernatural endowments that enable you to carry out God’s will in God’s way. And you will never discover God’s way until you...

Temptation (2)

‘With the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV God’s plan for turning temptation into triumph is not to ‘endure’ temptation, but to ‘escape’ temptation. That calls for two things: (1) Don’t get into a tempting situation. Too many people are like the little boy sitting under the farmer’s apple tree. When the farmer asked him, ‘Son, are you trying to steal my apples?’, he replied, ‘No sir, I’m trying not to.’ His problem was being under the apple tree in the first place. Martin Luther said, ‘You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building nests in your hair.’ You can’t keep pornography...

Temptation (1)

‘No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man.’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV Is there a particular temptation that’s constantly meeting and beating you at every turn? God has made a way for you to turn temptation into triumph. Satan is called ‘the tempter’, and he knows which temptations you succumb to most easily. But Paul writes: ‘No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man.’ Jesus Himself was ‘in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.’ (Hebrews 4:15 NKJV) And here’s the reason: ‘In that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.’ (Hebrews 2:18 NKJV) Many young Christians think that when they get saved they...

Keep Persevering And You’ll Win

‘The Lord God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.’ Isaiah 50:7 NKJV Prize fighter James Corbett was once asked: ‘What’s the most important thing for a man to do to become a champion?’ He replied, ‘Fight one more round.’ Successful people have different talents, but they all have these qualities: perseverance, tenacity, and stick-to-it-iveness. Thomas Grey wrote 75 drafts of ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ before he was satisfied with his poetic masterpiece. S.N. Behrman, the American playwright, wrote plays for 11 years before he sold a single one. Somerset Maugham earned only $500 in his...