Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
Dictator, Doormat or Diplomat? (1)
'...Don't be hard on your children...' Ephesians 6:4 CEV

Parenting children between puberty and young adulthood draws on every bit of grace and wisdom you can muster. Your effort to train them - and their drive for independence - is a tug of war that frustrates you both. The outcome

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Are You Growing Spiritually?
'...In all things grow up into Him...that is, Christ.' Ephesians 4:15 NIV

Spiritual growth doesn't happen automatically. You must desire to grow, decide to grow, discipline yourself, and delight in spiritual growth. 'But my life is just too hard,' you say. A lot of people have had it

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Never Misrepresent Your Product
'...Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.' Romans 12:17 NKJV

Eventually lies are exposed. The truth will always surface. 'He who covers his sins will not prosper.' (Proverbs 28:13 NKJV) Anyone who does business with you wants to know the truth-the whole truth.

Jesus had

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Walking in Truth (3)
'...Put on the new self, created to be like God...' Ephesians 4:24 NIV

It's one thing to desire truth, but to pursue it you must '...Put off your old self...and...put on the new self, created to be like God...' (Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV)

One author writes: 'We must be willing to have the

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Walking in Truth (2)
'...I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.' Romans 7:21 NIV

Unless you make truthfulness a priority, there's an actual 'law at work' which dictates that even when you 'want to do good, evil is right there'. That means our natural 'default'

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Walking in Truth (1)
'...Each of you must...speak truthfully to your neighbour...' Ephesians 4:25 NIV

Jesus said, 'You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.' (John 8:32 NAS) But in the process, the truth can make you miserable!

One author says: 'Truth can be very uncomfortable. We have

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Saving Faith
'...What must I do to be saved?' Acts 16:30 NIV

After her first flight, someone asked an elderly lady what she thought of being on a plane. She said, 'It was ok, but I never did put my whole weight on it.' And we do the same when we refuse to place our trust on the finished work of

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The Barriers Are in Your Mind
'...He has sent me to proclaim freedom...recovery...release...favour.' Luke 4:18-19 NIV

Jesus said that He came to bring freedom to those held captive by destructive habits, to give sight to those who are spiritually blind, to lift up those who've been put down, and to announce that

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