New Creation (Youth) in Brisbane Australia
Be Tenacious
'But none of these things move me.' Acts 20:24 NKJV

Paul writes: ‘The Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy.’ (Acts 20:23–24 NKJV)

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'You shall not covet.' Exodus 20:17 NIV

In the last of the Ten Commandments, God told His people: ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house…[nor] your neighbour’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.’ Coveting means graspi

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'You shall not give false testimony.' Exodus 20:16 NIV

The ninth commandment says, ‘You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.’ Why do we lie? For lots of reasons: to escape the consequences of our actions; to avoid paying our dues; to create a false image; to convince

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'You shall not steal.' Exodus 20:15 NIV

The eighth commandment says, ‘You shall not steal.’ Think how strange this commandment must have seemed to the Israelites. As a nomad society, thieving and looting had always been acceptable in their culture—even expected. But God said, ‘That day

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'You shall not commit adultery.' Exodus 20:14 NIV

The seventh commandment says, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But Jesus takes it one step further by saying, ‘Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery… in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge

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'You shall not murder.' Exodus 20:13 NIV

The sixth commandment says, ‘You shall not murder.’ Now, most of us don’t need a lecture on murder, so let’s address the real issue: the tongue, which kills by destroying a person’s self–worth and future hopes. Paul writes: ‘All the law is fulfi

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'Honour your father and your mother.' Exodus 20:12 NIV

In the fifth commandment, God says, ‘Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.’ That means children must respect their parents, and parents must prove worthy of res

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'Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.' Exodus 20:8 NIV

The fourth commandment says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.’ This commandment wasn’t meant to be interpreted in: (a) A legalistic way. In Jesus’ day there were over fifteen hundred things the Law of Moses s

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