Grace produces Godliness

‘Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?’ Romans 6:1 NIV When we don’t understand grace fully, we can be tempted to think that it means we can do whatever we want. We can act how we’ve always acted because by God’s grace we’ll be forgiven and we’re already saved. But like the Bible says: ‘Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?’ (vv.1-2 NIV). God’s grace is a gift that has saved us. He loves us so much that He wanted to…

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Take advice

Whoever is stubborn after being corrected many times will suddenly be hurt beyond cure.’ Proverbs 29:1 NCV None of us like being corrected. We don’t always like listening to other people’s advice. But the Bible says that people who listen to the advice of others are wiser than those who don’t. ‘Fools think they are doing right, but the wise listen to advice’ (Proverbs 12:15 NCV). We must weigh up the advice of others as some people will try and offer us advice that won’t help us. We need to be praying about whether their advice is something we need to take on board, and…

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Never alone

‘Do not be afraid…for the LORD your God goes with you.’ Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV Have you ever been in a really difficult time, and felt like God wasn’t there? Like you were praying hard for a miracle in an impossible situation, but God wasn’t showing up? Our emotions can often make us feel like we’re alone. Our situations can be such great mountains that all we can see is the problem. And when we feel abandoned and alone, we can turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms to try and help ourselves get through. Whether it’s self-harm, alcohol, food, or something else, we can try and find things we think will help us survive the…

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