Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
Midnight Madness (1)
'And at midnight a cry was heard...' Matthew 25:6 NKJV

You've probably heard the story of the five wise virgins and the five foolish ones. Jesus told it. In those days a requirement for being allowed to participate in a wedding was that your lamp had to be burning. But when the

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You Can Approach God with Confidence
'...The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom...' Matthew 27:51 NIV

One day a year, on the Day of Atonement (at-one-ment), the high priest could go beyond the thick curtain in the tabernacle into the 'Holy of Holies' and into God's presence. What qualified him to go

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Choose the People God Has Chosen
'...I have given special skill to all the gifted craftsmen...' Exodus 31:6 NLT

Just as a river can't rise higher than its source, no enterprise can rise higher than its leadership. When it was time to build the tabernacle God told Moses: '...I have specifically chosen Bezalel...I have

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Getting 'Unstuck'! (2)
'...I run straight toward the goal.' Philippians 3:14 GWT

Though you've settled the issues of forgiveness and faith, getting unstuck involves two more challenges. You will need to learn: (1) Flexibility. When your faith runs into obstacles, your flexibility keeps you in the race. You

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Getting 'Unstuck'! (1)
'...He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.' Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Icy winters tend to bring multiple pile-ups with cars in snow-filled ditches waiting for tow trucks to rescue them. The drivers have different reactions. Some surrender to feelings of being powerless, others get frustrated

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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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