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Stay Alert Saints – The devil prowls like a roaring lion.

01 March 2019, Pastor Warren Retzlaff. Are you alert? Are you keeping watch? We have a real adversary who wants to get you off track with God’s will for your life. As we have seen previously, he doesn’t fight fair. He doesn’t care that it’s not a good time for you, or that you’re too […]

1 Peter 5:8

1Peter 5:8 “STAY ALERT! WATCH OUT! YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL PROWLS AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION, SEEKING SOMEONE TO DEVOUR.” The devil is continuously searching for someone to devour because he can only prey on those who give him a foothold by yielding to his temptations. Temptation itself is not a sin. Jesus was tempted […]

Psalm 9:1

Psalm 9:1 “I WILL GIVE THANKS TO YOU LORD WITH ALL MY HEART; I WILL TELL OF ALL YOUR WONDERFUL DEEDS.” God is good. He has been and always will be good to you. It helps to recollect ALL His wonderful deeds, especially when times are tough. When is the last time you took time […]

Ephesians 5:20

Ephesians 5:20 “ALWAYS GIVING THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER FOR EVERYTHING, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.” Being thankful is one of the major keys to being joyful and at peace. Being thankful doesn’t remove life’s challenges, it just helps us put them in perspective. When we realise all that God has done […]

1 Thessalonians 5:18

It’s easy during difficult times to forget that there is still so much to be thankful for. Our circumstances can seem so overwhelming that we can no longer see what we DO HAVE and we can barely recognize what IS WORKING. 1Thessalonians 5:18 says to “GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.” True gratitude isn’t forced, it’s […]

Love Keeps No Record of Wrongs

1Corinthians 13:5 says that love “KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS.” Unforgiveness is the complete opposite and the resulting bitterness causes people to hold on to others’ wrong doings and use it as an excuse to mistreat them. The Greek word translated ‘record’ is ‘logizomai’ and it’s an accounting term which means ‘to make an account […]

1 Corinthians 13:5

1Corinthians 13:5 says that love “KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS.” Unforgiveness is the complete opposite and the resulting bitterness causes people to hold on to others’ wrong doings and use it as an excuse to mistreat them. The Greek word translated ‘record’ is ‘logizomai’ and it’s an accounting term which means ‘to make an account […]

Ephesians 4:31

Ephesians 4:31 “GET RID OF ALL BITTERNESS, RAGE AND ANGER, BRAWLING AND SLANDER, ALONG WITH EVERY FORM OF MALICE.” When we choose not to forgive those who’ve offended us, that unforgiveness turns into bitterness. Bitterness is toxic. When it goes unchecked, it grows and it eventually comes through in harmful and destructive ways towards others. […]

Psalm 103:8

Be merciful like your Heavenly Father. Yesterday we ended with the thought that we should forgive others and extend to them the same mercy that God has given us. Psalm 103:8 tells us that “THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE, AND GRACIOUS, SLOW TO ANGER AND ABOUNDING IN LOVE.” As God’s family, all of us are supposed […]

It is Time to Let it Go

  Unforgiveness blocks any chance of reconciliation. As we saw yesterday, there is no limit to the amount of times that we are to forgive others.¬†Our forgiveness is expected to be given whenever there is an offence. The Bible makes no excuses for unforgiveness. It offers us absolutely no right to remain bitter or hold […]