Word 4U Today

FORGIVENESS: HOW?

FORGIVENESS: HOW?

  ‘…Forgiving each other, just as…God forgave you’ Ephesians 4:32 NIV  HOW? Forgiving is hard. It takes hard work and determination. The bigger the wound, the harder it is to forgive. So how about some practical ‘How-To’ tips to help? Deciding to ‘re-forgive’ every time

Joy Ferdiz

October 13th, 2013

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UNFORGIVEN

UNFORGIVEN

  “We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 NIV   Richard Wurmbrand was kidnapped, imprisoned, and tortured for fourteen years under Communist Romanian rule. He tells a story about a fellow Christian tortured: ‘A minister I had heard of in Romania had been ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 12th, 2013

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MARKED OUT

MARKED OUT

  ‘…Well informed, quick to understand…qualified to serve…’ Daniel 1:4 NIV   We all want to be a good witness. Or at least, we should. You’ll probably have opportunities to share your faith with people at school, university, workplace, or anywhere else you find ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 11th, 2013

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TOUGH JOB

TOUGH JOB

  “I know that my Redeemer lives…” Job 19:25 NKJ   Boils, bankruptcy, bereavement. What kept Job going? Even his wife had lost faith, ‘Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!’ (Job 2:9 NIV). In a word, yes, he was. Job demonstrates a grit, ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 9th, 2013

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ROCK-SOLID RELATIONSHIPS

ROCK-SOLID RELATIONSHIPS

  “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”                                                       Matthew 5:3 NIV   Our relationships aren’t perfect. We’re definitely not just talking about that guy/girl you like, it’s also about your parents, your friends, or your ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 8th, 2013

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TUNE IN

TUNE IN

  “They nominated…Barsabbas…and Matthias”         Acts 1:23 NLT The early Church: On it like an Easter bonnet. Full on. Packed faithful disciples, ready to lay down their lives for God! They were totally in tune with God, right? Right. But yet, God is unpredictable. His

Joy Ferdiz

October 7th, 2013

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FULFILLING WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 3)

FULFILLING WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 3)

  “…My grace is sufficient for you…”                                     2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV The story of Joseph (you know, the guy with the coat) is a classic. But what makes the story worthy of getting the Andrew Lloyd Webber treatment? Maybe it’s because the hero

Joy Ferdiz

October 6th, 2013

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FIX YOU (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 2)

FIX YOU (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 2)

“…God intended it all for good…”       Genesis 50:20 NLT Sometimes, bad things happen even to those we’d call ‘good people’. Knowing a Sovereign God who could command a whole legion of angels to meet your every whim, but for some reason He doesn’t and it might be frustrating

Joy Ferdiz

October 5th, 2013

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TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 1

TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 1

 ‘Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows’ John 16:33 NLT The Bible is surprisingly full of people having really tough times. It seems that after thousands of years of getting to know God, mankind still hasn’t been able to get its collective-head around our good,

Joy Ferdiz

October 4th, 2013

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NOISE POLLUTION

NOISE POLLUTION

  ‘Then Moses said to the Lord…’ Exodus 33:12 NKJ   Sound is important to our daily lives. But noise isn’t. Noise is classically defined as ‘unwanted sound’, and it’s a bigger problem today than ever before. Maybe it’s the same with our Christian faith. Never ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 3rd, 2013

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