Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
The Root and the Fruit
'...A tree is known by its fruit.' Matthew 12:33 NKJV

In a letter to George Whitefield, a leader of the Great Awakening, Benjamin Franklin wrote: 'I can only show my gratitude for those mercies from God, by a readiness to help His other children and my brethren. For I do not think that

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Fishing or Fighting
'I will make you fishers of men.' Matthew 4:19 NKJV

We read, 'Jesus...saw...Simon...and Andrew...casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!"' (Matthew 4:18-19 NKJV) To follow Christ you must learn how to fish

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Who Advises You?
'Listen to advice...and...you will be wise...' Proverbs 19:20 NIV

You may be good at what you do. Indeed, you may be better than most, but without the help of others you will never be as good as you could be. You will never reach your highest potential without a good adviser. It's

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Decision, Discipline and Determination
'It is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.' James 4:17 NLT

Brian Tracy says: 'There are so many good things you can do, that your ability to decide may be the critical determinant of what you accomplish. If you're like most people, you're overwhelmed with too much to do

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
'They...compare themselves with themselves.' 2 Corinthians 10:12 NIV

One definition of success is: 'Gaining wealth and fame.' But how much wealth do you need to be successful? How much fame? Should you pick an arbitrary target? Should you compare yourself to others? What if you have

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The Three Thorns (2)
'It will produce thorns...for you.' Genesis 3:18 NIV

Heaven's answer to a thorn-cursed creation was a thorn-crowned Saviour. But notice something important. God didn't remove the thorns; He decided to use them for His redemptive purposes. That's why we each get (3) A custom-designed thorn.

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The Three Thorns (1)
'It will produce thorns...for you.' Genesis 3:18 NIV

In Scripture there are three thorns that paint a picture of redemption. Let's look at two of them today and see what we can learn. (1) thorn-cursed creation. When Adam and Eve sinned, God said, 'Cursed is the ground because of you... It

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What Are You Hearing?
'...The word of the Lord came to Elijah...saying... I will send rain on the earth.' 1 Kings 18:1 NKJV

Three years earlier, God told Elijah to announce the coming of a severe drought. As a result, it was all people talked about. Then God told him to announce that rain was coming and they

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