The Power of Words

The Tongue The bible describes the tongue as a small but powerful part of our bodies. It can have a huge impact on the people around us, and our own lives, for good or bad. Therefore it’s in everyone’s best interest that we learn to control the words that come out of our mouth. Words Read the following scriptures and …

Sex is Designed by God

When the Bible speaks about, “one flesh,” it is speaking about sex. Sex is the blending of body, soul, and spirit. It means letting go and revealing all your dreams, deepest desires, energies, and love to your spouse, giving him/her the greatest gift – YOURSELF. Sex communicates, “I Love You” in the most intimate way. God designed sex for the …

Great Relationships

Putting Others First Through the Bible, God teaches us how to have great relationships. Of course, it’s not about changing others, but about changing ourselves to become better family members, friends or life partners. We have to learn to think of others as being more important than ourselves. Principles for Great Relationships How should we act towards others? How can …

The Mind

Thinking God’s Thoughts God’s Word has a lot to say about our minds and our thinking. God has given us new lives as well as a new way of thinking. We have to let God’s truth determine how we think and live. Change Your Thinking How does what controls us affect our thinking? How does God transform us? What do …

How Can I Be Fruitful?

Increase God has called us to be fruitful! He has chosen us to take on His fruitful nature and His purpose to multiply our lives and His kingdom. This is a great challenge but it’s also the most significant and rewarding thing we can achieve in our lives. Producing Fruit What does God do so that each part of the …

God’s Promise of Growth

Growth & Multiplication God created all living things to grow and multiply. This growth and multiplication is not only physical but it’s also spiritual. While God wants us to experience growth personally, he also wants our growth and multiplication to extend to others. God wants his kingdom to be actively growing and multiplying so that all people can come to …

Joy!

Rejoice Always! Joy comes from knowing God, His love for us, and His salvation. It is not a shallow feeling that comes and goes depending on our circumstances. God wants us to have complete joy all the time. We can do this as we take hold of God’s truth and choose to rejoice in Him. What Is Joy? 1 Thessalonians …

Love

The Greatest Reason As we read the Bible we are encouraged about how much God loves us. But God also commands us to have the same love for others – even our enemies! Our love for others should be real, not just shown through words but also through our actions, and it should be the reason for everything we do. …

Freedom

Receive the Truth God loves us and wants us to be totally free from sin, death, and all the lies that would hurt us. As we seek God’s truth in His Word and apply it to our lives, we will experience greater and greater freedom and we will be able to share this freedom with others. God Wants Us to …

Esther

For Such a Time as This Esther is one of the great women of the bible. She was chosen to be queen by a Persian king in a country where her people were being oppressed. She discovered a plot to destroy her people, and found herself with a big decision to make. Because of her courage, God was able to …

Trusting God

With Our Whole Heart Trusting God with our whole heart means our relationship with Him is healthy and we can enjoy peace and joy from Him. To continue in good health, our trust in Him also needs to continue to grow. What Do We Put Our Trust In? What are some things people put their trust in? What happens when …

Repentance

Repentance means turning back towards God. It involves decisions and actions that lead to a change of direction–from going my own way to going God’s way. But sometimes there are obstacles that get in the way of repentance. False Repentance Read about Judas in: What happened? How did Judas feel after betraying Jesus? How do we know Judas’ remorse or …

Joshua

Strong & Courageous Joshua was a strong and courageous man of God who lead his nation in to victory and fulfilled God’s purposes for his people. God promised Joshua success and prepared him for it. We can apply the principles of Joshua’s success to our own lives and see not just personal victories but advancement in God’s Kingdom. God’s Promise …

Gideon

From Insecurity to Strength When the nation of Israel began worshipping other gods, God allowed them to be oppressed by other nations. A young Israeli farmer named Gideon was hiding from the enemy when he was called by God to be a mighty warrior! Gideon had to overcome insecurity in order to see himself as God saw him. Insecurity Gets …

Why Jesus Became Man

Even though Jesus is God, He humbled Himself and came to the earth in the form of man to accomplish an extraordinary plan – to bring us into relationship with God. Because of his human form He is able to easily understand our human condition. But also because of His human form we are able to understand His Godliness. He …

Overcoming Fear

With Faith We don’t have to be afraid! God is powerful! He is with us and He looks after us! As we study His Word our faith grows and we can overcome fear! Faith in God Why shouldn’t we be afraid? Read the following verses and answer. What has God put in us? What does this mean for our lives? …

Overcoming Rejection

God Accepts Us Most people will feel rejected at some time in their life. Being hurt by people close to us and being in broken relationships can make us feel unwanted and alone. The Good News is that God heals our pain and He accepts us and loves us unconditionally. The Pain of Rejection Read John 4:3-29 and answer these …

Overcoming Sin

The Bible teaches us that we are spirit, soul (mind) and body. While our spirit has been born again and our mind is being renewed, it is our bodies that Paul describes as weak. The good news is that we can let the Holy Spirit lead us into strength and victory. Walk in the Spirit What kind of fruit, or …

Light over Darkness

Living in God’s Truth God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and welcomed us into His Kingdom of light! In every area of our lives we need to walk in His light, letting Him challenge and heal our hidden hurts and sins. Living in Darkness What does, “darkness,” make you think of? Why do some people prefer to …

Living for Eternity

  A Life With Purpose God is eternal, and he encourages us to live our lives with an eternal perspective and purpose. In fact, his promise to us is that when we put our faith in him, we will spend eternity with him in paradise. Eternal Promise What do the following scriptures say about eternity? What is God’s promise? Who …

God’s Kingdom

The scripture is clear, when we seek God’s kingdom above all else, and live righteously, God provides everything we need. This means the kingdom of God comes into our lives. While we can be thankful for our earthly cultural heritage, God’s kingdom culture needs to become the priority. Who Can Enter God’s Kingdom? Read the following scriptures and write who …

Jesus is Coming Back!

Looking Forward to the End Jesus will come back to earth again! Although no-one knows exactly when He will return, we should live our lives always prepared for His coming. We can do this by living righteous lives and by helping others to know Jesus. Jesus’ Return What happened after Jesus left earth?   Jesus said that before He comes, …

Filled with the Holy Spirit

Powerful Blessing for All Before Jesus went back to heaven He told His disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit. Those that waited and prayed were filled with heavenly power. They began to speak in other languages and to tell others about Jesus. This baptism is for all who want to receive it. Baptism in the Holy Spirit Who sent …