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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...

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Fostering teamwork in marriage

Marriages suffer when husbands and wives don’t see each other as playing by the same team rules. The challenge is that everyone received their training in different families of origin. How can we find the best game strategy for us to win together as husband and wife, rather than dispute...

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Yoga

It only takes one minute to search online to see that yoga is a Hindu spiritual discipline. Many Christians have fallen for marketing messages that say that yoga is good for flexibility and beauty, and unknowingly bowed before idolatrous teachings and offended their Creator. Praise God that He will forgive us for posturing...

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Jesus cries with young lady

S had been a Christian for 10 years but something was blocking her experience of God’s love. Here is her testimony of how God showed her how much He loves her and softening her hardened heart. Praise God! God is love. A profound and perfect description of who He is....

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Lies that hinder a man’s emotional freedom

Many men live emotionally isolated lives because we have been taught from young to project a strong, invincible image. Boys quickly learn that it is not socially acceptable to cry or express “weaknesses” such as loneliness, helplessness, or sadness. As a result, millions of adult men struggle to process totally...

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Suicide

It can be incredibly upsetting when a friend takes his or her own life and commits suicide. We are often overcome by shock, grief and guilt, and wonder if there was something we could have done to help. At times, it also unsettles our views on life. Thankfully, with Jesus...

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Jesus restores teacher’s self esteem

P grew up struggling to love herself due to constant pressure to perform. This blocked her from understanding God’s love. Here is her testimony of seeing how God sees her and being able to embrace her own qualities for the first time. Praise God! I grew up in a Christian...

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The toxic effect of perfectionism

Perfectionists often have a hard time understanding God’s love, grace, and forgiveness towards us, because we feel like we haven’t done enough or been good enough. A deeply imprinted inner script convinces us that, “Anything less than excellent is not good enough.” Sadly, perfectionism obstructs our relationship with a God...

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The importance of emotional healing

Negative emotions, such as fear, shame, and grief, can be very powerful drivers of our decisions without us even being conscious of it. From a young age, we all learn to cope with our negative emotions in various ways. These can include anger, denial, perfectionism, pride, hyper-vigilance or escapism. Some...

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Jesus frees church worker from childhood pains

D carried a lot of sorrow in her since childhood. Here is her testimony of releasing her pain to Jesus and inviting Him to heal her. D is now freed from slavery to the emotional abuse she experienced as a girl. Praise God! I would tear up and cry uncontrollably...

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Managing money God’s way

God owns and watches over everything on earth, including the world’s money. He is the One who gives us the ability to gather resources to earn money. Our Heavenly Father also knows that we have a tendency to mismanage our resources and be seduced by the more destructive aspects of money....

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Jesus heals manager’s grief over parental pressures

A didn’t realise that her subconscious need to constantly win other people’s approval stemmed from feeling that her parents do not fully accept her. Here is her testimony of receiving God’s comfort and affirmation and releasing her suppressed pain. Praise God! Even though I was going through the motions of being...

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How Satan hijacks our minds

Jesus describes Satan as a thief. Thieves cannot steal from us or break into our homes when we remain alert. Satan is only able to steal from us when we let our guard down. Here are some ways he will hijack our minds and blind us to his tactics.  ...

What total submission to God looks like

Deep in every person’s psyche is a subconscious desire to find the answer to, “What am I here for?” Many things in this world, however, keep us from going to the only One with the answer, our Creator. Yet it is only through total submission to God that we flourish...

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Filial piety (孝, xiào), playing by Confucius’ family rules

The Confucian belief of filial piety (孝, xiào) teaches entire societies to respect one’s parents, elders, and ancestors. Such traditions run through virtually all Chinese families. Confucianism has been embraced for its ability to foster harmonious households and societies through the implicit influence over individuals. Disavowing any of its man-made practices...