Faith is the first step

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Martin Luther King JR, the well-known African American Baptist minister and civil rights leader, once said, ‘FAITH is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase’. Inspired by his Christian beliefs, he became the most visible leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He took ….  Read More

Psalm 10

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Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. 3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; he blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. 4 The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. 5 His ….  Read More

Psalm 9

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‘I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 3 When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence. 4 For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat ….  Read More

Belief saved him!

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There is nothing more guaranteed to focus the mind on the future than the prospect of death. In the Bible, we discover that the apostle Paul took a journey to the Macedonian city of Philippi, Acts chapter 16 verses 11-34. He met much opposition there, so much so that he and Silas were thrown into ….  Read More

Sincerely wrong!

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It is interesting how pithy statements often creep into our everyday language and assume an air of truth that they ought not to have. One such statement is, ‘It doesn’t matter what you BELIEVE as long as you are sincere’. Nothing could be further from the truth and to regard it as such is to ….  Read More

Unless I see!

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Many of us will have said, at some time, ‘I will BELIEVE it, when I see it!’ The disciples of Jesus SAW many amazing things as they followed Him for three years throughout Palestine, e.g. blind, deaf and lame people healed, lepers cleansed and the dead raised to life. They SAW these things and BELIEVED ….  Read More

Psalm 8

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‘O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which ….  Read More