Category: Renew

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How to escape God’s judgment for judging others

The sin of judging others should not be taken likely. It is the root of many different forms of malice, such as slander, discrimination, racism, mockery, hatred, bitterness, murder, and so forth. A judgmental person turns a blind eye to God’s grace towards us and presumes to have the right...

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Climate change and our responsibility for this earth

Out of the 21.6 sextillion* arid planets in the universe, God created an amazing blue and green-coloured jewel called Earth, which He entrusted to mankind to steward and enjoy. Today, many of the world’s plants and animal species are dying off or threatened with extinction. Why is our planet’s environment...

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Replacing our complaining with thankfulness

We can learn a lot about the state of someone’s heart by what comes out of their mouths. Someone who is fully reconciled to God and led by the Holy Spirit will be inclined to be thankful in all circumstances. Those who habitually complain, grumble or whine do so because...

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12 steps towards freedom from porn

We can all remember the first time we were exposed to sexual content, and it was probably a case of too much too soon – physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is said that “our brain is our largest sex organ” because of the powerful neuro-chemicals involved. These chemicals have the...

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Is there hope for narcissistic people?

The Bible warns us that narcissism will only increase. People will be “lovers of self, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self–control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure, rather than lovers of God.” As believers, we are called to value...

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Responding to racism as followers of Jesus Christ

The book of Revelation repeatedly describes how heaven will be filled with believers from every nation, tribe, and language, all united in worship of Jesus who ransomed them for His Kingdom. By contrast, the picture on earth is quite different. We all have deep divisions and prejudices against one another,...

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Responding to interpersonal conflict between believers

Interpersonal conflict is inevitable. No two people will have perfectly aligned perspectives, priorities, and choices. After all, God has made each one of us for different purposes in His Kingdom. Disagreements are, in fact, opportunities to practise loving one another. We are called to resolve our disputes with “all humility...