New Creation (Youth) in Brisbane Australia
Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (2)
'...Faith...if it does not have works, is dead.' James 2:17 NKJV

Mother Teresa said, 'The biggest disease today isn't leprosy or cancer. It's the feeling of being uncared for, unwanted - of being deserted and alone.' As a result, she spent her life rescuing sick babies and giving dignity

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Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (1)
'...When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them...' Matthew 9:36 NKJV

Christ's concern for a hurting world revealed itself in two ways: condemnation towards those who took advantage of others and compassion towards those who couldn't help themselves. One time He

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Encouragement - It's a Powerful Thing
'If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.' Romans 12:8 NLT

Many a man and woman who quit would have kept going if they had just received a word of encouragement from someone. Encouragement is so vital that the Scriptures rank it up there with gifts like teaching and leadership

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Live Till You Die!

'...When he died...his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.' Deuteronomy 34:7 NIV

Don't listen to those who tell you you're 'too old'. God's promise is, 'They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh...' (Psalm 92:14 NIV) For 20 to 30 years the century plant spreads out but produces no

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What Are You Living For?
'Grey hair is a crown of splendour; it is attained by a righteous life.' Proverbs 16:31 NIV

We all live for something; the question is: what? Ben Patterson writes in The Grand Essentials: 'I have a theory about old age...I believe when life has whittled us down, when joints have failed and

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The Loneliness of Leadership
'...That you may not bear it yourself alone.' Numbers 11:17 NKJV

Moses said to God, 'Why have You...laid the burden of all these people on me?' (Numbers 11:11 NKJV) God replied, '...Gather to Me seventy men... I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon

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Looking Good, or Doing Good?
'...Jesus...went about doing good...' Acts 10:38 NKJV

The Bible says, 'God anointed Jesus...with the Holy Spirit and with power, Who went about doing good...' When you're led by God's Spirit, your focus won't be on looking good, but on doing good. You say, 'But I'm so busy!' Nobody was

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (4)
'...Stephen, a man full of faith...' Acts 6:5 NIV

Another quality that opened the door to leadership in the church for Stephen was: faith. Oswald Chambers said, 'Faith that is sure of God, is the only kind of faith there is.' When drought hit some farming communities, faith made a little

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