New Creation (Youth) in Brisbane Australia
Are You a 'Stephen'? (3)
'Choose...men...full of...wisdom.' Acts 6:3 NIV

Another leadership qualification Stephen possessed was: wisdom. 'Seek out...men ...full of...wisdom.' (Acts 6:3 NKJV) Charles Spurgeon said, 'Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.' You can have a head full of knowledge, but if you don't

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (2)
'Choose...men...full of the Spirit.' Acts 6:3 NIV

Stephen was also chosen for leadership in the New Testament church because he was 'full of...the Holy Spirit.' (Acts 6:5 NIV) Why is that important? Because Jesus said to His disciples: '...You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has

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Are You a 'Stephen'? (1)
'...And they chose Stephen...' Acts 6:5 NKJV

The New Testament church grew so fast that the administrative aspect of it became overwhelming. The apostles weren't getting enough time to pray and study the Scriptures, so they picked seven men to handle the business side of things. Stephen

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When You Fall
'...Simon, Satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat...' Luke 22:31 TLB

Out of all Christ's disciples, Peter was the one who believed that failure couldn't happen to him. But it did, and in a big way. Jesus told him, '...Satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat, but I

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We All Need Sympathy and Support
'A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends.' Job 6:14 NIV

In the summer of 1989, Mark Wellman, a paraplegic, gained national recognition by climbing the towering granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On the seventh and final day of his climb, a headline in T

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Like Water off a Duck's Back
'...If you suffer for doing good...this is commendable...' 1 Peter 2:20 NIVHave you ever watched water run off a duck's back? That's how you should treat unkind comments. 'But they hurt my feelings,' you say. Stop and think about that: if they are really your feelings, others have no control over them, other than what you give them. The truth is,...
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The Importance of Fellowship
'...You are members of God's family.' Ephesians 2:19 NLT

Nathaniel Hawthorne said, 'No man, for any period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.' We like to wear masks in public, yet, only as we open up

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The Law of Love (2)
'Above all, clothe yourselves with love...' Colossians 3:14 NLT

God's love is the most powerful force the world has ever seen. And as a follower of Christ, it is up to you to carry the torch and keep it burning. The Bible says, '...Clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness,

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