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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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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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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...