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  • 3 things every Christian needs to do when they're feeling defeated

    Have you ever been at a point in your life where you did your best but your best wasn't good enough? Like you gave it a hundred percent effort, but the results were a jaw-dropping fail? I know that's frustrating, but I'm here to encourage you with two words: keep going.
  • How does Jesus' healing of a man possessed by a legion of demons speak to us today?

    One of the stories in Luke 8 that resonates most powerfully today is tale of the man possessed by a legion of demons (verses 26-39). He's out of control. They chain him and he breaks the chains. In the end Jesus casts the demons out into a herd of pigs and they're drowned in the lake, and the man is found 'clothed and in his right mind'.
  • 'He gives wisdom to the wise': 11 Bible verses about leadership

    The UK discovered last week that it would soon be facing another general election to determine the political future of the country. France too is facing a general election for its next president, and US President Donald Trump is about to celebrate his first 100 days in office.
  • What does Deuteronomy mean?

    The book of Deuteronomy is the fifth book in the Old Testament Pentateuch or Jewish "Torah." It is the last book that Moses wrote, leading to his death and the eventual rise of his assistant Joshua to leadership over the nation of Israel.
  • This one change of perspective will open up more opportunities for you

    Too often many of us feel overwhelmed by the rate at which things go wrong. The harsh reality of life is the fact that we are never truly in control of everything. No matter how hard we plan, our plans will still be challenged, our careers will still hit road bumps, our shoes will get soiled, our car engine will malfunction before that big meeting, and that conversation will result in an unforeseen offence.
  • How to respond to your children when they backslide

    Many years ago, John Piper was a hot topic among Christian churches for being the father of an excommunicated backslider. Abraham Piper had left the church with the intent to make a "name for himself" in clubs by getting into drinking and smoking binges.
  • One encouragement to help you keep praying

    Many Christians have varied responses and views regarding prayer, perhaps the simplest of all Christian disciplines. While some persevere because they know that God answers their prayers, others have given up or at least do not give that much effort to praying anymore because they think God's not listening.
  • 6 ways to read the Bible for all it's worth

    The Bible is God's gift to the Church. It contains everything we know about Jesus and it's the foundational document of the Christian faith. It tells of how God dealt with the people of Israel, and of how in Jesus that long history reaches its fulfilment. Christians everywhere are encouraged to read it, daily if possible, learn it and live by it.
  • You can still find hope when everyone else feels hopeless

    Hope has the potential to either be the best or worst thing that can ever happen to you today. Hope is a powerful force that drives us to persevere and succeed, but it can also be the source of great disappointment when expectations are not met.
  • Does youth camp really bring us closer to God?

    Think about that first time you joined your youth summer camp. It was most probably fun, exciting, and pivotal for you. You learned a few lessons, you built Christ-centred relationships and you enjoyed church fellowship. However, none of that—no matter how fun and helpful—brought you closer to God.