Plan B

Plan B

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Plan B, you can read the material here on Plan B, or download a PDF. [caption id="attachment_554" align="alignright" width="300"] Plan B[/caption] Introduction Why do plans have “names” or letters ascribed to them? What is the first plan? – Plan A of course. And why is there a Plan B? – it is a backup plan, because plan A did not work out. Plan B Is plan B better or worse than plan A? Plan B is normally a backup plan and may not be a better plan than plan A. We can say that sometimes it is a plan that is second best. A plan is only as good as the wisdom of the person making it. A silly person will make a silly plan. God’s plan A for your…
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The Blame Game

The Blame Game

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The Blame Game, read the material or download a PDF here. [caption id="attachment_609" align="alignright" width="300"] Blame Game[/caption] "It's not my fault", Timmy said to his mother. Her favourite flower fause had broken while Timmy was at home alone. He wonders who he can blame it on, but with them not having pets his options were severely limited. The desire to play the blame game is not a new one, it started in the Garden of Eden when God asked Adam and Eve why they were hiding. They felt ashamed and when asked why they had eaten of the fruit Adam blames Eve, who in turn blames the serpent. It's not my fault, it's my parents, or teachers, my generation, the country I was born in. We can blame many things…
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The God of second chances

The God of second chances

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[caption id="attachment_365" align="alignright" width="300"] Second chance[/caption]We serve the God of second chances. I know that this is a bold statement, we serve a God who is perfect in his love and justice. How can a God who is perfect love us so much that He gives us a second chance? God does not write you off and turn away from you when you fail. God is bigger than our failures.Biblical examples:Moses: He kills an Egyptian, flees into the desert and becomes a shepherd for about 40 years. God gives Moses a second chance to be involved in the liberation of Israel as a nation from under their oppressors. David: The courageous young man who kills Goliath and in so doing conquers the entire Philistine army (1 Samuel 17). He sins…
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God has already forgiven you

God has already forgiven you

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[caption id="attachment_303" align="alignright" width="300"] Praise God for forgiveness[/caption] Forgiven. You can read the material below or download a PDF. Forgiveness is critical because - you can never confidently come into God's presence if you don't know and believe that your debts have been forgiven. You need to know and believe that God has forgiven you of all your sins. Psalm 86:5 "For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You." NKJV Introduction: "What is forgiveness?" We first need to understand what forgiveness is - before we can look at why it is necessary. Forgiveness: Strong's #5483 To do a favour, show kindness unconditionally, give freely, grant forgiveness, forgive freely. The word is from the same root as charis, "grace" (act…
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Do I deserve God’s love?

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You can view the material here or download a PDF. When someone tells you that God loves you (like what I am doing right now!), you might wonder, "but why does God love me?" even if you are a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour - many people feel unworthy of God's love. Today I want to tell you why God feels the way He does about you. After reading this I would like to ask you to read this. But don't go there yet, because first I want to tell you a few things. Today I would like to talk to you about: Sanctification Justification Condemnation When you understand these 3 words you will understand why God can say the things He does and why He can…
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