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Issac "Iceman"

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Jonathan "Jones"

Announcer and Team Leader

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Rahab

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Ismael

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Let Go, And Let God

‘Give your burdens to the Lord.’ Psalm 55:22 NLT Are you burdened about someone you love? Have your efforts to help them failed? Let go, and let God deal with them! Letting go doesn’t mean you stop caring; it just means you can’t do for them what they need to do for themselves. Letting go isn’t about cutting them off; it’s about realising you’re not responsible for the problem, you can’t cure it, and you can’t control it. It’s about not being the rescuer or the saviour so others never realise the consequences of their own actions. It’s admitting that the outcome is not in your hands. It’s not about blaming or trying to change the other person; but having the wisdom to recognise you can...

Go Back To Where You First Met God!

‘Jacob named the place Bethel.’ Genesis 35:15 NLT What should you do when you’re discouraged and afraid you’ve lost your way? That’s the question Jacob was facing. And when he turned his heart towards God, here is the answer he got: ‘“Go up to Bethel… build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.” So Jacob said to his household and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.”’ (Genesis 35:1–3 NIV) Now, you may...

Don’t Spread Discouragement

‘So they spread this bad report.’ Numbers 13:32 NLT Discouragement caused the Israelites to doubt God’s promise, give up their dream, and die in the wilderness. Ironically, they were only several days’ journey from the Promised Land! How did it happen? After spending 40 days in Canaan, a land of such fruitfulness that it took two men to carry one cluster of grapes, ten out of twelve spies came back saying, ‘We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are! So they spread this bad report about the land among the Israelites.’ (Numbers 13:31–32 NLT) Now, would you like to know how God feels about people who spread such discouragement? ‘The ten men… who incited rebellion against the...

The Gift Of Encouragement

‘If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.’ Romans 12:8 NLT Did you know that there’s such a thing as ‘the gift of encouragement’? There is! The Bible says, ‘In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well… If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.’ (Romans 12:6–8 NLT) And you don’t have to be talented or have a high IQ to demonstrate this gift. Every day you meet people in need of encouragement. They may not show it on the surface, but underneath they’re struggling to keep their head above water. Some of them are at the point of despair, and your words can lift them. Even a smile can do it. Job said, ‘When they were discouraged, I smiled...

You ‘Must’ Love Yourself

‘Love yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 CEV When God saves you, He positions you ‘in Christ’. From that moment on, He views you as being righteous. Not because of your ‘own righteousness… but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God.’ (Philippians 3:9 NKJV) When you are growing up, your parents may have given you the impression that if you were good enough they would love and accept you. As a result, you think God feels the same way about you. But He doesn’t. In truth, you could never be good enough to earn God’s love; that’s why He clothes you in Christ’s righteousness and says, ‘I love you unconditionally in spite of all your faults.’ Now you have a true basis...

Finding Purpose In Your Work

‘God placed the man in the Garden of Eden as its gardener to tend and care for it.’ Genesis 2:15 TLB First, God made a man. Then He made a garden and said to the man, ‘Care for it.’ Perhaps you thought work came about as a result of the fall. It’s true, work took on a different meaning at that point, but it’s a mistake to think our first parents had no purpose. From the time Adam and Eve were created, it’s clear that God intended us to be like Him—creative, productive, and invested in tasks that contribute to His purposes. Adam and Eve were put in charge of the garden, and before their selfish decision to disobey God they enjoyed maximum fulfilment in their work. The Bible says: ‘Out of...

Christmas is about—Christ

‘They saw the young child with Mary His mother and fell down, and worshipped Him.’ Matthew 2:11 KJV He was born in the humblest of settings, yet Heaven above was filled with the songs of angels. His birthplace was a cattle shed, yet a star brought the rich and noble from thousands of kilometres away to worship Him. His birth was contrary to the laws of life and His death was contrary to the laws of death, yet no miracle is greater than His birth, His life, His death, His resurrection and His teachings. He had no wheat fields or fisheries, yet He spread a table for 5,000 and had bread and fish to spare. He never stood on expensive carpeting, yet He walked on the waters and they supported...

Are You Alone This Christmas?

‘The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.’ Psalm 34:18 NIV When you find yourself alone at Christmas, the sights and sounds that should bring joy can reinforce your sense of sadness and loss. There is no magic, get-well-quick formula; processing what you’re missing takes time and God’s sustaining grace. But here are some insights to help you: (1) Don’t assume. Don’t buy into the myth that everybody else is having a perfect Christmas while you struggle. The truth is, we all experience the unrealistic demands and pressures of shopping, entertaining and gift-giving. And it’s worse in times of heartache. That’s why we’re so relieved when it’s over. (2) It’s just one day out of 365. You can...

Be Generous With God

‘Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid.”’ 1 Kings 17:13 NIV Picture a mother and her child in a severe famine, with just enough food for one last meal. Now picture Elijah saying, ‘Share with me what you’ve got. Don’t be afraid; God will make sure you’ve more than enough to see you through.’ What would you have done? This woman chose to obey God. As a result, she survived her famine and probably outlived her potential undertaker. In fact Jesus praised her in one of His sermons. Basically there are two kinds of givers: those who give God their ‘leftovers’, and those who give Him their ‘firstfruits’ (see Proverbs 3:9). The first type of givers see themselves as responsible for meeting their...

Give Your Worries To God

‘Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?’ Matthew 6:27 NLT Worry changes nothing except you—and not for the better. It won’t pay your bills, solve your family problems, or give you a good night’s sleep. You don’t add one day to your life, or one bit of life to your day by worrying. But you can age prematurely and die before your time. Read these two Scriptures carefully: ‘Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.’ (Psalm 125:1 NIV) ‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.’ (Isaiah 26:3 NIV) Notice that the same word in both Scriptures is ‘trust’. Worry simply reveals our...