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WEEK 7: Watch Ya’ Mouth!

2nd Aug 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3, NIV)   Our ministry team had the opportunity to have some quiet time in a beautiful wooden chapel on a farm at the foot of a mountain just more than a year ago. We were led in…

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WEEK 6: Rotten Egg

28th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT)   While on a trip abroad, I was so frustrated and upset when I realised my daughter had lice in her hair. I couldn’t get over the fact that while…

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WEEK 5: Jump the River

22nd Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

“Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2, NLT)   While driving through the United States on a short visit,…

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WEEK 4: Follow the Leader

14th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For [you seem willing to allow it] if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted. You tolerate all this beautifully [welcoming the deception].” (2 Corinthians 11:4, Amplified)   A month…

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WEEK 3: Pitching Pennies

7th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21, NIV)   A couple of years ago, my husband and I attended a mission conference in Asia for a few days. At that point, we had never travelled abroad with our two small children, but we began considering it for the first…

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WEEK 2: Peekaboo

1st Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV)   Sometimes you hear people sharing wonderful stories from their lives and examples of God speaking or working, and although it hits home, you…

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WEEK 1: I Spy with My Little Eye

23rd Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

“… to liberate those tied down and held back by injustice, to lighten the load of those heavily burdened, to free the oppressed and shatter every type of oppression.” (Isaiah 58:6, VOICE translation)   While my husband was still a full-time pastor, we had the privilege of taking many people from our church on trips…

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WEEK 10: Identity

17th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

Your identity is one of the most precious gifts given to you by God. Sadly, most people never discover who they truly are. Those that do generally take years, if not decades, to do so on a very meaningful level. There is only one question that you need to answer with regard to identity. The…

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WEEK 9: Patience

10th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

Patience is something that all Christians are told to practise as it is one of the fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22. But many Christians seem to struggle when it comes to actually having patience. This is, I believe, because of a common misunderstanding that some people have of the meaning of the…

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WEEK 8: Integrity

3rd Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

Although the principle of integrity is found throughout the Bible, the actual word “integrity” appears only a few times. In the original Hebrew manuscripts, the word used for “integrity” is either “tôm” or “tûmmâh”. This can be defined as a state of completeness, innocence, perfection, simplicity and uprightness. The following scriptures help shed some light…

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