New Creation (Youth) in Brisbane Australia
Volunteers, Not Conscripts
'Whatever we do, it is...because Christ's love controls us now.' 2 Corinthians 5:14 TLB

Paul writes, 'Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit, but because Christ's love controls us now.' God is looking for volunteers, not conscripts. Conscripts are motivated by law;

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Three Principles of Success
'That you may be successful wherever you go.' Joshua 1:7 NIV

God wants you to succeed in life (Joshua 1:8). Once you're convinced of that: (1) Take into account your temperament. A fillet steak cooks best at a very high heat for a short time, but a roast joint cooks best at a lower heat

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Others Are Watching You
'In everything set them an example.' Titus 2:7 NIV

Smoke rose over a neighbourhood where 18 people died and 850 had been arrested in street riots. Jon Walker said: 'My dad, a special investigator for a government agency, sat with me watching the violence on TV. In a matter-of-fact

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Care Enough to Confront
'Warn... those who are out of line.' 1 Thessalonians 5:14 AMP

'Warn... those who are out of line... encourage the timid... help... the weak.' Sadly, we'd rather stay quiet and be popular than speak difficult truth into the lives of others. A member of the Blackaby family writes: 'A church

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Pastor, Prepare Your Heart

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Forgive Them, and Let It Go!
'Pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.' Matthew 5:44 NKJV

An unforgiving attitude can keep you from moving forward in life. So isn't it time you got serious about forgiving the one who hurt you? You say, 'But then they'll have got away with it.' They're not getting

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Love Your Church - Jesus Does! (8)
'...after you have suffered a while, [may God] perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.' 1 Peter 5:10 NKJV

It took seven years to build Solomon's temple. In Scripture the number seven represents completion. So when it comes to your 'position' in Christ, you're as saved right now as

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Love Your Church - Jesus Does! (7)
'You too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives.' Ephesians 2:22 NIV

Jesus lives in each of those who make up His church. 'You are... members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief

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