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START STIRRING…AND DON’T STOP (2)

START STIRRING…AND DON’T STOP (2)

‘A bribe seems like a jewel to the one who gives it.Wherever he turns, he prospers’ Proverbs 17:8 GW Here, Paul is speaking of ‘the gift of God’ in you (2 Timothy 1:6-7 NIV). It isn’t something you learn; it’s something He gives you, and nobody else can activate it for you. ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 15th, 2013

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START STIRRING…AND DON’T STOP (1)

START STIRRING…AND DON’T STOP (1)

‘…Stir up the gift of God…in you…’ 2 Timothy 1:6 NKJV God gave you your talent, but it’s your job to develop it. And contrary to that FB status, it’s not that “complicated” because your gift usually relates to something that excites you. Think about it: God made you. He ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 14th, 2013

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RUNNING EMPTY?

RUNNING EMPTY?

‘I will pour out water to quench your thirst…’ Isaiah 44:3 NLT Julie Coleman writes: ‘I was heading to a writer’s conference in Philadelphia when I realized I’d better think about stopping for petrol (gas)… Normally I’m fussy about where I stop… but as I drove the lonely ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 13th, 2013

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HIM?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HIM?

‘…Your face, Lord, I will seek.’ Psalms 27:8 NKJV At the end of a play, the leading actor held his audience spellbound as he recited the 23rd Psalm. He did it as an encore, and it brought the house down with applause. Looking across the room, he spotted his old vicar and ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 12th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (4)

GOD RESTORES (4)

‘Your God will come with…recompense [restoration].’ Isaiah 35:4 NKJV What you give up in order to serve God is nothing compared to what you will get back. ‘Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” …So Jesus said to ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 11th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (3)

GOD RESTORES (3)

‘…That you through his poverty might become rich.’ 2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV Are you thinking, ‘If only I hadn’t said, or done (insert random EPIC FAIL here)’? You’re not unique; we all have our regrets. But God wants us to learn from them, not live in them. ‘For you know the ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 10th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (2)

GOD RESTORES (2)

‘…You will certainly overtake them and succeed ….’ 1 Samuel 30:8 NIV One day, the Amalekites swept down on King David’s home town, burnt it to the ground, and took its families captive. In this scene of devastation, David and his men ‘…wept aloud until they had no strength ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 9th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (1)

GOD RESTORES (1)

‘I will restore to you…’ Joel 2:25 NKJV Whatever life has taken from you, God can restore. He may not give you exactly what you want, but He will give you what’s best. And even when He starts correcting you for being disobedient, if you repent, He will bring you back to a ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 8th, 2013

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INTERCESSION

INTERCESSION

‘On behalf of a man he pleads with God…’ Job 16:21 NIV The Bible says: ‘So Joshua fought the Amalekites while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 7th, 2013

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REACH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE (2)

REACH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE (2)

‘…How can they hear, unless someone tells them?’ Romans 10:14 CEV John Ortberg says: 1) ‘Never rule anybody out. Jesus reached out to tax collectors, lepers, sinners (that’s all of us, by the way), and Gentiles. They shocked the religious establishment by saying yes and ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 6th, 2013

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