Return to Your Fortress

Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you (Zechariah 9:12 NIV).

God is our fortress. Those who remain within the fortress are surrounded with God’s strength. The fortress thus is a symbol of divine protection. This protection is available to a child … Read the rest

With Great Compassion

The hurts of life are painful.

And the agony of some life-experiences are like volcanic lava that boil and occasionally erupt under great pressure.

The suffering is real.

And words of comfort or care from your dearest may not wipe away those tears.

The question is: Can God?

The first thing to note is that, … Read the rest

Stages of Christian Growth

Like a newborn child grows day by day, a born again person is also like a child growing in the life of faith. Here are different stages of a Christian’s walk of faith. These stages may not happen exactly in the order described below. But it might help in understanding the changes that can happen … Read the rest

What Shall I do, Lord?

Saul asked this question as soon as he got the answer to his previous question: “Who are you, Lord?” (Acts 22:8). The answer was: “I am Jesus of Nazareth.”

If you know for sure that the person with whom you had an encounter in life is Jesus, then the next question to ask is: “What Read the rest

Forget the Past

There is great danger in living in the past. If you have a problem in this area of life, then you ought to remember that there is an empty tomb in the land of Israel. Only one of its kind exists in the world. This empty tomb is the symbol of your hope for the … Read the rest

Seek Me and Live

There is only One who can make this claim. If you seek Him; you will live.

If you need to know life to the fullest, then you must focus on seeking God. But this seeking does not come easy. There are many voices calling out to you to give them your attention. In this clash

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Are You Complacent?

One dictionary defines complacency as: “A feeling of satisfaction with yourself or with a situation, so that you do not think any change is necessary; the state of being complacent1.”

This sin of complacency is what destroyed the Israelites from enjoying the fullness of the Promised Land of Canaan. Joshua asked this question to them: … Read the rest

God’s Mercy

Mercy is an attitude of kindness and forgiveness shown where none is expected. Certainly we have no grounds to expect God’s mercy. Sin in us is so repulsive to God that it draws a line of separation between us and God that cannot be crossed. Yet God shows mercy to us through His Son Jesus
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Future Fear

The Urge

Most people are anxious to know their future. For this they depend on horoscopes or palm reading or go to meet astrologers. A few resort to more powerful methods or persons.

The sad fact is that all these sources of knowledge about the future have their origin in evil. The not so known … Read the rest

The Biblical Challenge to Atheists

The Bible is unapologetic in its stand on Atheism. It says in unmistakable terms: “The fool says in his heart, `There is no God’ ” (Psalm 14:1, 53:1 NIV).


The Atheist is challenged to look at God’s creation. The wisdom and power of God is clearly evident in His creation. The infinite variety, the … Read the rest

Restoring the Joy of Salvation

Salvation is a joyous affair. Its sounds of joy echo in the heavens above where there is joy in the presence of angels when one sinner repents. God is made glad when one is saved. This joy is so huge that Jesus was willing to endure the shame of the cross. He is so full … Read the rest

Angels Come to Help During Temptations

We have a God who encourages us. He is One who “knows how we are formed,” and “remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:14 NIV). Therefore He has compassion on us. He makes His compassion known by giving us encouragement. It comes in a variety of ways. A timely word, a needed financial help, a … Read the rest


Lessons from the Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry


We should understand that God has a perfect time to begin everything.

Let us look at Jesus’ life to understand this. The purpose of Jesus’ birth was announced even before He was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20,21; Luke … Read the rest

Protection Under Jesus’ Blood

Evil is on the increase everyday. Whether you like it or not, you are constantly being exposed to evil influences.

The different kinds of evil influences that surround you are deadly. For example, the many advertisements that you see constantly make your mind a battlefield. The colorful sights and seductive sounds that abound around you … Read the rest

You are Known by Name and Numbered

1, 2, 3 … 100 … 1000 … 10000 … million … trillion … zillion … infinity!

As the numbers grow big we stop counting. We assign them names. And when we lose count totally, we say “infinity!”

But, as usual, let us start with “One!” You are one among many. You have a name. … Read the rest

The World’s Greatest Love Story!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV Bible).


There is something in our lives that separates us from a holy God. It is sin. Sin present in us is what makes us Read the rest

Assurance in Prayer

Chapter 1

Theme: Assurance in Prayer
Focus on: Hannah
Reading Portion(s): 1 Samuel 1 to 2:26.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
There are moments of great praying in our lives. It happens when there is great anguish because of unfulfilled needs. The pain becomes
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Introduction to Pathways of Prayer


Prayer can never be fully understood this side of heaven. But even a child can pray. Beyond doubt, our God listens when we pray. He is a God who answers prayer. And the Bible records God’s miraculous answers to prayers.

There is no short cut to prayer or any substitute. To learn to pray, … Read the rest

If This Is Prayer, I Will Pray

God has given an invitation. Call to Me. This calling is prayer. It is an invitation. God is saying, welcome to have a friendship with Me.

It is by talking that friendship grows and lovers get to know each other. The Bible says, God so loved the world through His Son Jesus. So you are … Read the rest

Prayer Life of Jesus Christ

Jesus prayed! Even though He was the Son of God, Jesus prayed while He was on earth. This is amazing because it tells us of our deep need of prayer. If even the Son of God needed to pray, how much more do we stand in need of prayer!

The First Step

The beginning of … Read the rest

You Are Loved!

God Loves You!
You are unique. There is no one else like you on earth. There never was one like you, nor will there be one again. This fact itself tells you that you are special!
You are special because of a more important reason too. You have been created in the image and likeness … Read the rest