Tagged: Jesus Christ

Tag: Jesus Christ

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Using anger for God’s glory during civil uprisings

During times of civil unrest, we find ourselves being tossed to and fro by wave after wave of political propaganda, sensational news stories, fear-mongering, accusations, and threats. Many of these stir up very strong emotions and anger. How are believers to test our instincts and burning feelings so that our...

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Imitating Jesus in times of civil uprisings

Protests, revolts, and violent confrontations are on the rise around the world, as ordinary civilians stand up against injustice, social ills, and oppression. Jesus Christ was also born into a time of severe oppression and social injustices. Yet He stood against His political oppressors in non-violent ways. What can we...

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Jesus shows lawyer true rest

P strived to work hard and climb the social ladder as a result of her family beliefs. Jesus showed her that she didn’t need to strive to be accepted by Him and filled her heart with His peace. Praise God! I was born and raised in a traditional non-Christian family...

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Jesus renews executive’s self-image 

L learnt to suppress her emotions from a young age and to please others in order to win their approval. She began to wear a “mask” until she confessed her past emotional pain and regrets in Jesus’ name. God then showed her through a vision that she only needed His...

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Self-hatred

Self-hatred often stems from a deep sense of inadequacy, born out of imperfect and anxious childhoods. Along the way, it is likely we may even have wished to die or resorted to hatred and bitterness. This gives way to Satan to bombard us with critical, condemning statements until we start...

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Denial as a defence mechanism destroys

The ninth commandment in the Bible calls us not to testify falsely against someone. What if that someone is ourselves? At some point in time, we have all denied or downplayed some stressful emotions and thoughts to avoid drawing attention to ourselves. In other words, we testified falsely against ourselves....

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Jesus replenishes and heals architect

E lived with unbelief as a result of many lies that were planted in her heart since young. Often shamed by others growing up, she felt a lot of pressure and burdens. Jesus showed her that He is the One who takes on her burdens and quenched the thirst in...

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The pressure of workplace values on our loyalty to God

Every workplace promotes a set of corporate values that it expects its employees to follow. Yet no matter how altruistic an employer’s values may be, it will always be in the company’s interest to promote some selfish ambition and greed. Greed may not have to be about money, it can...

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Jesus frees entrepreneur from self-condemnation

C served actively in church but silently struggled with self-condemnation and doubt. From a young age, he was tormented by lies from Satan that accused him of not being good enough until the truth about his value to God set him free. Praise God! For my entire life, I was...

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Breaking free from witchcraft curses

The Bible reminds us to use our tongues to bless others and not to curse them. Out of envy or malice, people may go to the extent of consulting witches, sorcerers, or witchdoctors to curse those whom they consider a threat or an enemy. If we suspect we have been...

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Spouse (unbeliever)

Some of us became followers of Jesus Christ when committed in marriage to an unbeliever. While the apostle Paul stated that we are not meant to partner with unbelievers, he also stated that we should not seek to separate if we are already married to one. We can certainly seek...

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Jesus answers ministry worker’s longing for acceptance

D works in church ministry serving many others, yet she felt distant from God. Here is her testimony of how God lovingly reassured her of His love and redemption, as she picked up the courage to confront all her past family grievances and lay them down in Jesus’ name. Praise...

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Jesus moves businessman away from self-righteousness

J is a long-time Christian who serves faithfully as a deacon in a local church. Yet he felt that something was hindering him from greater intimacy with God the Father, until he took time to humble himself before God and reflect on his heart. Then he heard God speak to him...

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Everyone suffers in sibling favouritism

Parents and guardians will normally pay more attention to certain qualities in their children for different reasons. Even when they try their best to love all their children well, their subconscious biases will manifest and lead to unintended outcomes. Unfortunately, favouritism breeds comparison, guilt, and insecurity in children over time. Whether favoured...

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Choosing to obey God

Imagine arriving at a traffic intersection where nobody obeys the traffic laws. Everyone does whatever he or she wants in the belief that they have the right to self-rule. Inevitably, someone gets hurt. Similarly, God created codes of conduct so that mankind can collectively prosper together. God’s Law provides crucial...

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Breaking off from the occult

The occult has infiltrated mainstream media and everyday life to the point that we have accepted them as the norm. Astrology, fortune telling, magic, witchcraft, spiritualism, para-psychology, ancestor worship and idol worship are just some occult practices that have been disguised as “harmless”, “entertainment”, “family tradition”, “good for health” or...

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Confessing our sins

Sin is the desire to run our lives without regard for God’s spiritual laws. Sin is not unique to anyone. Even the most righteous people have harboured some envy, pride, greed or lust in their hearts. God provided a way for us to be cleared of our sins through confessing...

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7 things that block the fruit of the Holy Spirit

Jesus came to give His followers abundant life, filled with the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, which will flow from our heart like “rivers of living water”. When we can’t seem to fully experience God’s overflowing love, joy, and peace, however, it is important to examine our lives for seven...