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Lions & Bears

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Romans 5:3 makes a bizarre statement: “We glory in tribulation.” The Hebrew word for glory in this context means rejoice or revel. Tribulation means virtually every kind of problem that produces pain and pressure. So why on earth would anyone revel in such tough times? It makes no sense. In fact, if you’re struggling right now, this verse may even sound insensitive. Preparation In truth, there are several ways God uses our problems to help us fulfil our purpose. In…

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Problems

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What kind of year was 2016 for you? Did you face any problems? Did you find yourself under immense pressure? Were there burdens that weighed you down? Were you in trouble at all? Did you suffer or experience soul-wrenching anguish? Were you stressed, or even distressed? Romans 5:3 makes a bizarre statement: “We glory in tribulation.” I looked up the Hebrew word for glory and in that context it means rejoice or revel. Then I looked up tribulation and it…

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Can I Handle The Truth?

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The Bible is clear that when we follow God, we are favoured. However, the Word also teaches that we can increase in favour. So how can we attract more of His favour? Let’s look at Proverbs 3:3-4: “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man.” Mercy & Truth If we truly commit to mercy…

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I Need Mercy

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It’s a new year full of new opportunities. I know God has great things in store for you. But how do make sure this isn’t just another year? How do we position ourselves for God’s best? It’s not just about how many hours we pray (although prayer works). It’s not just how hard we work (although diligence pays). One of God’s greatest blessings is favour. Favour opens doors, brings promotion, makes the way for breakthrough and so much more. Someone…

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