Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
Have a Work Ethic God Can Bless
'Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings...' Proverbs 22:29 NIV

Journalist William Zinsser's first job was writing for The New York Herald Tribune. Traditionally 'cub' reporters often start by writing obituaries, but Zinsser was frustrated with his assignment. 'I

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Forgiveness (2)
'...Forgiving each other, just as...God forgave you.' Ephesians 4:32 NIV

The Bible says, 'Be kind...forgiving each other...as...God forgave you.' Kristin Armstrong says: 'After you forgive...you get to walk out the process...it's a collaborative effort of God's power and your hard work.

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Forgiveness (1)
'We love because He first loved us.' 1 John 4:19 NIV

One author writes: 'Think of an area of unforgiveness and see if any of these reasons to hold a grudge resonate with you. (a) Anger keeps more potent emotions at bay; once it's gone you fear the emotional flood that may follow. (b) A

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You've Got to Work at It!
'Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting.' 1 Corinthians 13:7 CEV

Clara Null writes: 'At a wedding my granddaughter Melissa asked, "Why is the bride always dressed in white?" I replied, "Because white represents happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." Her

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Job's Creed (2)
'...This I know...I shall see God.' Job 19:26 NKJV

Job ends his creed by saying, 'After my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God.' When Christ returns, your body which sleeps in the grave will be replaced with a glorious Christ-like body. And then the promise

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Job's Creed (1)
'I know that my Redeemer lives...' Job 19:25 NKJV

The patriarch Job survived boils, bankruptcy and bereavement and came out with his faith intact. Let's look at the creed he lived by: (1) 'I know.' When you can say, 'I know,' you're an exclamation point in a world of question marks.

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Marital Happiness
'Blessed (happy, to be envied...) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant)...' Matthew 5:3 AMP

When the rosy glow diminishes and reality sets in, what makes some marriages happy while others slide into misery? Luck? Good genes? Hanging tough? Hardly!

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How to Pick the Right Leader
'They nominated...Barsabbas...and Matthias.' Acts 1:23 NLT

When Judas committed suicide, the team of apostles was one man short. So what did they do? 'They nominated two men...Barsabbas...and Matthias.' To decide which one was called to take the place of Judas, they used a method known

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