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    IN-Faith that Triumphs Over Fear

    Faith that Triumphs Over Fear – Rachael Barnabas

    On a hot summer night in April of 1999, Rachael Barnabas was alone at home with her boys aged 9 and 8 respectively. Her husband has gone abroad on business and she was alone at home. That night as she climbed upstairs to her bedroom, she thought she saw a flash of…

    IN-How can I deal with my anger?

     

    We often think of anger as being explosive and aggressive. When it hits, it can feel like an inner fire. We see red and feel hot and sweaty. Our stomach churns, our blood pressure rises and we prepare to do some serious damage to whoever’s responsible for our pain.

        At other times we keep our anger locked up inside, burying it…

    Chill or Kill

    Read: Psalm 4:1-8

    Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent (v.4).

    American President Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, was angered by an army officer who accused him of favouritism. Stanton complained to Lincoln, who suggested that Stanton write the officer a letter. Later, Stanton told the President he was ready to send…

    Worry & Anger

    Read: Ephesians 4:17–5:2

    For anger gives a foothold to the devil (v.27).

    There’s a children’s song that goes, “Don’t you worry and don’t you fret, you know God has never failed you yet.” The same God who delivered the Israelites out of slavery can be trusted to go ahead of us—never failing or abandoning His children (Deuteronomy 31:6).

    But what happens when the…

    Taming Anger

    Read: 1 Samuel 24:1-22

    The wise will calm anger (Proverbs 29:8).

    “I can feel your anger. I am defenceless. Take your weapon! Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!”

    These chilling words were delivered by Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid as he played the role of the Emperor in Star Wars: Return…

    Anger Management

    Read: Ephesians 4:17-29 5:2

    Don’t sin by letting anger control you (Psalm 4:4).

    “Pastor accused of hurting man in a road rage incident,” read the headline. My first response was to think, As a believer in Jesus, why wasn’t the pastor more forgiving? Why didn’t he show self-control when provoked? Then the realization hit me that I’m equally capable of such behavior. There have…

    Anger Danger

    Read: Matthew 18:21-35

    When the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him [a hundred silver coins]. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment (v.28).

    When I read the account of the unmerciful servant, it’s easy for me to condemn the first servant’s actions (Matthew 18:28). But his actions aren’t as impossible for me…

    Angry Like Jesus

    Read: Ephesians 4:17–5:2

    Don’t sin by letting anger control you (4:26).

    What makes you angry? A traffic jam, stubbed toe, disrespectful slight, someone who didn’t keep an appointment with you or a surprise assignment that will take all night? Anger is emotional frustration. It often arises when our path is blocked, when someone or something is standing in our way.

    Anger is a God-given…

    IN-Arising Above Anger

    Ephesians 4:26-27 encourages believers not to let anger linger but to address it promptly: "In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." This passage emphasizes the need to resolve conflicts and not let anger fester. Like a wound that gets infected and then…

    IN-Regardless of your Status, Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Psst, looking for love? No matter your marital status—single, dating, married, or widowed—you ARE cherished and loved.

    It’s the time of the year again where love is in the air, from the heart-shaped balloons at the florists, to the slew of rom-com on streaming networks, to the romantic slogans on ads bombarding our senses from every direction. Even if Valentine’s Day…

    IN-Hope-Discovering the One True Source

     

    Even the most dedicated follower of Christ is likely to experience moments or seasons of hopelessness. No less a figure than the apostle Paul wrote about being burdened to the point of despairing even of life itself (2 CORINTHIANS 1:8). Yet Paul explained that this happened for a good purpose—so that he would learn to rely on God rather than…

    Day 5: He Is Enough

    “Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." —Matthew 14:27

    Sometimes we are overwhelmed by life. The crushing waves of disappointment, endless debt, job loss, or trouble with people can cause hopelessness, depression, or despair. It happened Jesus' first followers. It has happened to me.

    Three statements by the Lord beginning with the words…

    Day 4 : The Cross Speaks

    “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures ... He was buried, and ... He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” —1 Corinthians 15:3-4

    Crosses decorate church steeples and designate burial places. Sometimes they mark the spot where people died in motorway accidents. They are also worn as jewellery.

    Crosses remind people of Jesus Christ. I was made…

    Day:3 Postcard Christianity

    How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?.. But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. —Psalm 13:1, 5-6

    When my husband and I visited the Everest Base Camp the closest viewpoint of Mt.Everest, I expected to see some spectacular sights.…

    Day 2: Why Go to Church?

    Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,... exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. - Hebrews 10:24-25

    A college pastor called William was invited to preach in a city church. The service lasted 2 1/2 hours. When it was finally…