WEEK 6: Hope

20th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)   Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favourite scriptures. There is so much that can be said about this verse, but there is…

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WEEK 5: Faith

12th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

Faith is vital to living an abundant life as a Christian. Hebrews 11 truly is an amazing chapter saturated with rich spiritual insights on the topic of faith. Hebrews 11 defines “faith” as the “assurance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen”, while secular scholars define it as “a strong…

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WEEK 4: Truth

3rd May 2019 . by incontext_adm

We live in an increasingly relativistic world where the word “truth” has different meanings to different people. Truth is something that should never be relative. Something cannot be true for you and false for me at the same time… If something is truly true, then it should be true all the time for everybody and…

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WEEK 3: Humility

26th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For who makes you superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not receive it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7, ISV)   This rhetorical question from Paul is enough to inspire humility in even the most skilled and successful people in…

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WEEK 2: Grace

22nd April 2019 . by incontext_adm

Grace, by definition, is unmerited favour. Therefore, in order for grace to exist, there would need to be an object undeserving of the favour being bestowed upon it. Grace should cause all of us to fall to our knees and admit our dependence on God. I love the way Jesus explained this truth in the…

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WEEK 1: Love

14th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

When I was in Grade 9, I was invited to attend a sports evening at a youth group in Durban by some friends from school. During one worship song, the Lord prompted me to accept His gift of salvation. As I read the words being projected onto the white screen, His love pierced my heart…

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WEEK 10: God Remembers Us

5th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4, NLT)   Sometimes we reach a point in life where we feel like we are in a waiting room. God has called you to a certain…

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WEEK 9: God Collects Our Tears

29th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle, You have recorded each one in Your book.” (Psalm 56:8, NLT)   Just after my engagement to Damon, my beloved grandmother Judy passed away. I was her favourite of six grandchildren and we really had a close relationship. She would…

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WEEK 8: More Precious than Rubies

24th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10, NLT)   I met my husband Damon at church and began to attend the same cell group as him. He was very quiet and only spoke a few times, but when he did speak, I admired him. You could…

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WEEK 7: Faithful in the Little

15th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” (Luke 16:10, NLT)   After I completed my first year at the missions and discipleship school, I returned for a second year. All the seniors who…

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