Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
Your Mission: to Serve
'The Gospel...of which I, Paul, have become a servant.' Colossians 1:23 NIV

Who am I? What's my calling? The apostle Paul, who considered himself '...not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles' (2 Corinthians 11:5 NAS), answers simply: 'I am Paul. My role is serving. I am a

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For Heaven's Sake, Control Yourself!
'A person without self-control...' Proverbs 25:28 NLT

The boy said, 'He made me do it, Dad. He was nasty to me.' Attempting to teach his son responsibility, his father replied, 'Son, you've got to learn that you are the guard at the door of your own life. You're in charge. Nothing gets in

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Never Stop Learning
'...You need someone to teach you...' Hebrews 5:12 NIV

Marlene LeFever quipped, 'Becoming an effective teacher is simple. You just prepare and prepare until drops of blood appear on your forehead.' In the 1920s Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person in the world. Born into poverty,

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Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (3)
'...We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathise with our weaknesses...' Hebrews 4:15 NKJV

Dr Joseph Parker told his theology students, 'Preach to the suffering and you will never lack a congregation. There is a broken heart in every pew.' Don't lose your compassionate edge, because

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Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (2)
'...Faith...if it does not have works, is dead.' James 2:17 NKJV

Mother Teresa said, 'The biggest disease today isn't leprosy or cancer. It's the feeling of being uncared for, unwanted - of being deserted and alone.' As a result, she spent her life rescuing sick babies and giving dignity

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Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (1)
'...When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them...' Matthew 9:36 NKJV

Christ's concern for a hurting world revealed itself in two ways: condemnation towards those who took advantage of others and compassion towards those who couldn't help themselves. One time He

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Encouragement - It's a Powerful Thing
'If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.' Romans 12:8 NLT

Many a man and woman who quit would have kept going if they had just received a word of encouragement from someone. Encouragement is so vital that the Scriptures rank it up there with gifts like teaching and leadership

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Live Till You Die!

'...When he died...his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.' Deuteronomy 34:7 NIV

Don't listen to those who tell you you're 'too old'. God's promise is, 'They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh...' (Psalm 92:14 NIV) For 20 to 30 years the century plant spreads out but produces no

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