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Jesus frees trader from depression

K lived a life of debauchery, all in the search for acceptance and peace. Here is his testimony of repenting, turning his heart to God and experiencing his Heavenly Father’s deep love in very real ways. Praise God! I grew up in a dysfunctional family. My parents fought all the...

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Attitudes that lead to financial ruin and curses

The Bible provides a lot of practical advice on money, including warnings about the things that bring financial poverty and spiritual curses. Our attitudes about money will always reveal the true nature of our hearts; whether we love God and love people more than riches. Here is a quick list...

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Performance: The subtle Buddhist influences on the Christian faith

The world chases after “bigger, better, faster, stronger” in the name of progress. We are told we can achieve anything as long as we try hard enough. Sadly, we can bring this same performance-based mentality into our relationship with God. We believe we can achieve spiritual “enlightenment” through our own...

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18 Bible teaching tips for facilitators

It can be nerve wrecking to teach or facilitate a Bible-based class for the first time. After all, God’s Word reminds us that those who teach will be placed under greater scrutiny. Not only do we need to ensure that we represent God‘s character and intentions accurately, we must check...

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Jesus shows banker His unconditional love

A grew up looking up to prominent family role models and striving to be accepted. Jesus showed A that he did not need to earn God’s love, that he was dearly loved because he is God’s son, and healed his yearning heart. Praise God! I always longed to be fully...

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Next steps after forgiving someone

Forgiveness is a powerful act that releases us from being enslaved to other people’s hurtful actions. It heals and restores our spirits. After holding onto grudges and bitterness for a long time, how should we respond the next time we see our ex-offenders, particularly if they haven’t changed or shown...

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What it means to truly know God

God delights in those who understand and know Him. To know God is to recognise His voice, be well-acquainted with His ways, be able to discern His sovereign will, and be fully assured of His perfect character. The more we know God as our Lord and Best Friend, the more we...

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Spiritual pitfalls of chasing financial security

God is not against wealth. Many great men of God were very wealthy; King David, King Solomon, Job, and Abraham. But God does not want us to spend our mental and physical energies chasing money in the name of “financial security”. That is when we place more faith in money...

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Jesus reveals wrong views about God to manager

C works in his family business and subconsciously sought to win his parents’ approval in every way. The pressure he felt led him to turn to pornography for comfort. Here is his testimony of realising that God’s love is different from his parents’ love and that he does not need...

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A biblical understanding of death and funeral rites

Funerals and memorials are solemn events where we gather to remember, grieve over and bury the dead. Many times, funerals also involve unbiblical beliefs and practices. How can we honour the family of the dead without dishonouring Jesus, who conquered death on our behalf through His resurrection?   1 Corinthians...

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Breakup

We have all experienced the devastating pain of broken relationships, either through irreconcilable differences, migration, separation, or divorce. Research has shown that emotional pain can be as real as physical pain. How do we pray when our broken hearts are physically hurting, and it seems as if all hope has...

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Overcoming the spirit of Jezebel

In the final book in the New Testament, God commends the good and faithful church in Thyatira, but rebukes it for tolerating “that woman Jezebel”. It appears God is talking about a long-dead queen called Jezebel from the Old Testament. In reality, He is referring to the same destructive spiritual...

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Jesus frees dentist from blind spots

K grew up in a family that never communicated grace or love to one another. As a result, she didn’t understand the true meaning of forgiveness until she humbled herself to receive the truth and was given new eyes from Jesus to see the world in the process. Praise God!...

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Compassion can be misdirected against difficult people

Compassion is an amazing quality from God that enables us to foster deeper understanding and relationships, even with antagonistic people. By allowing the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with God’s loving compassion, we are able to move beyond anti-social behaviours to empathise with other people’s inner hurts and insecurities....

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Bless our pastors and ministry leaders

In the age of social media, every one of us feels entitled to our own opinion. In contrast, God’s Word tells us to submit to and obey our church and ministry leaders. Otherwise, we cause those whom God has appointed to watch over us to groan with sorrow. This would...

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Jesus brings lawyer new life and confidence

S is a lawyer who worshipped idols and believed in superstitions as she attended church. As a result, the initial joy she experienced after accepting Jesus as her Saviour was stolen away. Here is her testimony of being renewed through prayer and learning her authority in Jesus Christ. Praise God!...

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Understanding the spiritual challenges of crazy rich Asians

Both the poor and the rich face many temptations but the super wealthy face their own unique set of challenges, particularly when they unintentionally allow their wealth to define their identity and steer their lives. Jesus proclaimed that it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom...

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Rejection can lead us to form idols out of pain

Neuroscience has shown that social rejection sets off similar brain signals as physical wounds, so it feels just as real, but we will remember the pain of rejection more intensely than physical trauma. When unresolved and unconfessed, our painful memories of rejection can lead us to develop fleshly impulses that...

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Jesus frees teacher from mental bondage

R was trapped into believing that there was something wrong with her. Here is her testimony of identifying the lies she had believed and being lovingly freed from bondage to a schizoaffective disorder by Jesus into His joy. Praise God! Satan had planted a lie in my mind that I...

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Withstanding the social pressures of Halloween

Between October 31 and November 2, people around the world honour spirits of the dead with various festivities. These include Halloween, All Saints’ Day, and Samhain, an important event for Wiccan witches. As followers of Jesus Christ, it is contradictory for us celebrate Easter and such festivities. Easter honours Jesus...