Holding on to a childlike faith when grown up
A simple faith in God brings results.
1 simple key to getting results when you pray
It’s not a secret! Jesus teaches us clearly in the parable of the widow who didn’t give up.
Laughter, tears and a new, happy year
This past year has not been easy, but I have every reason to be full of faith for the future.
A bright future with the cross of Christ
How can the future be positive and bright when all the news is so negative?
A new year = new possibilities!
A positive and hopeful message for the year ahead.
What do the different names of Jesus tell us about Him?
In the Bible, Jesus has been given many different names. Did you ever think about what some of these names and titles mean to us personally?
"We have seen His star in the East..."
Do we know that God is always very near to us? Every day, throughout our whole life?
The greatest gift that has ever been given
A sign I saw on the way to work made me think about the first Christmas in Bethlehem.
How great is the Son of God!
Have you thought about Jesus, God’s only Son, and what He did so that we could be His brothers and sisters?
Jesus, our Saviour
At Christmas we think of our Saviour. But what does that mean for us?
When I feel hurt easily
Not all of us are born emotionally strong, and that’s okay. But here’s what we can do when our thoughts and feelings try to pull us down.
Do you realise how hurtful your words can be?
It’s easy to send messages through social media. But have you thought about the results?
What does the Bible say about forgiving others?
The Bible is very clear about forgiving others. But why is it so important, and how will I be able to forgive them?
Soul and spirit: What is the difference?
God has given every person a soul and a spirit. What is the difference between these two?
How do I overcome my temptation to look at pornography?
With the help of the gospel it is possible to come completely free from pornography.
Are you feeling guilty because you are tempted?
We do not need to feel guilty when we are tempted. Here’s why …
What does it mean to bear much fruit?
The parable in John 15 can seem a bit difficult to understand. Jesus is the vine, we are the branches, and God is the gardener. What does this all mean?
Is your life an example of the truth?
People must be able to see God’s word in our life.
Rahab: A Bible story of faith and action
A message of hope for anyone who feels like they aren’t good enough.
What you need to know about temptation
Is it possible to be tempted and not know it? Is it possible to sin without knowing? What does it mean to be tempted?
The narrow way
The narrow way is the way to life. It means giving up something – but the results are amazing!
A world full of violence and abuse. What can I do to help?
The list of things I can’t do is endless. But I can do the small part that is right in front of me.
Why won’t God listen to me?
Have you ever felt that sometimes God doesn’t listen to you? Why does God not want to answer your prayers?
Be full of joy: The joy of victory in trials
How can James say that we should be “full of joy” in our trials? How can suffering be joyful?
The spirit of the Antichrist: Rejecting the cornerstone
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and it is on this rock that the Church is built.
How can I say that I have been crucified with Christ?
This is the key to overcoming sin in our life!
What does it mean to take up your cross daily?
Jesus said that to be His disciple, you have to “take up your cross daily”. How can you do that?
“If you love Me, keep My commandments”
What is God’s purpose for me? What is God’s will for my life?
Why doesn’t God just speak from the clouds?
Why doesn’t He make it easier for me to believe?
How important is it to “run away?”
How badly do you want to overcome your sinful lusts and desires? Are you willing to run away from these sins until you get what you truly want – victory over them?
How can I get my prayers answered?
God hears more than my prayer, He sees the desire of my heart. What does He have to see in my heart to answer my prayers?
This only takes five seconds …
The great power of thankfulness can change a situation completely.
How I learned to be the real me
Linda found true freedom when she realised that there was only One whom she had to please.
The dangers of backbiting and gossip
Words are very powerful. They can build up or break down, encourage or destroy.
Why should I forgive someone who isn't sorry?
It can be hard enough to forgive someone who is sorry …
Evil suspicion is totally different from the example left by Christ, and comes from a lack of love. But there is a way out of these evil thoughts!
Godly love—is it a feeling?
How can Jesus command us to love people? How can you make yourself love someone else?
Faith and discouragement – complete opposites
Do I believe that the Christian life as it is described in the Bible is possible? It is so easy to become discouraged.
What is a true Christian?
Is there any way to tell the difference between true Christians and those who aren’t?
God wants to do a miracle in me!
God doesn’t ask about your past, who you are or what you can do. All He asks is if you’re willing …
What is the fruit of the Spirit?
The fruit of the Spirit is godly nature (love, patience, goodness, etc.) that becomes my nature when I die to sin.
Holding on to faith even when life seems to be “falling apart”
This is my story – a story of faith.
Backbiting: Do you practise this evil habit?
It’s shocking how often people do this without thinking about how ungodly it is.
Being honest with yourself
Do I need to completely change the way I read some of the verses in the Bible? Have I been reading them wrong all this time?
How to overcome pride – the root of all sin
Pride is a sin that affects every person.
I believe God called me by my name
I had to fight a battle to overcome my inferiority complex, that feeling that I was of less worth and less important than others, and to have faith in God’s love for me as a person.
God weighs the trials He sends
At one point I couldn’t control my worries and fear, but today I am a young woman with a positive outlook on life.
A sickness that became a life-changing wake-up call
My life was changed in so many ways – and not the way you would expect.
This is the day the Lord has made!
Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities.
How can I resist social pressure?
How can I stop being so easily influenced to doing what I know is wrong?
Here’s how I found freedom from fear
I realised that fear, although it was very real for me, was not from God. And then He showed me how to overcome it.
When I don’t want it to go well with my friends
We all know jealousy is bad. But can I admit that I am actually jealous and not just comparing myself to my friends?
Why is this happening to me?
Have you ever thought this when you come in hard or difficult situations?
Holding on to God’s word when I almost died
Hospitalised with COVID-19, the Bible verses that kept coming to his mind were something for Hermen to hold on to.
Doubt picked a fight with the wrong girl
Doubt makes you powerless.
Am I bound by what others think of me?
Seeking praise from people causes a lot of unrest, but it lies deeply in every human being. How can we become free from it?
Why I have no reason to be afraid of death
Death is the great unknown. But as a Christian I have precious promises for my future.
The simple secret that stops stress
Sometimes it can feel like there is pressure coming from all directions.
What does the Bible say about jealousy?
It is not a sin to be tempted to be jealous, but if you let it live and grow, it can destroy your life.
When it goes well for the others
“All things happen for my best.” But how do I practice it in my daily life, like when I’m tempted to be jealous?
From anger to blessing
Rolf: Some people get angry quickly. I am one of them.
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to idols
Almost all Christians look up to what is great, and they want their children to become great in the world. But this is not what God wants for us!
Jesus is the way – the narrow way
Jesus said that there are few who find the narrow way. Do you know how to find it or more importantly, how to walk on it?
Can anything good come from anything evil?
To do something good, I must first be set free from evil.
Why being bitter only leads to trouble
Bitterness and having something against someone else only drives people away from each other – But there is a solution!
“I was always offended about everything …”
Alta was very easily offended at everyone and everything and this was destroying her life. How could she find a way to stop being offended?
What kind of example am I for others?
Am I someone that others can look up to, even when I’m tempted to anger or impure thoughts?
The fire of Pentecost
At Pentecost, the disciples were baptised with the Holy Spirit and fire. Without this fire there can be no unity.
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you”
This is probably one of the most well-known Bible verses in connection with Pentecost, but what is the purpose of this power?
How I found rest for my soul
When I was young, I found that something was missing in my life; I just didn’t know what. Then I read the words of Jesus.
Ascension Day: The most hopeful promise for all of us!
Ascension Day, which is 40 days after Easter Sunday, has been celebrated by the church from the early centuries AD – with good reason
Can God really forgive my past?
The Bible tells us that all our sins can be forgiven. But is this really possible?
The ugly truth about looking down on people
When Julia saw how full of pride and arrogance she was, she knew that there was something she could do about it.
I was ready to give up on faith, but God wouldn’t give up on me
I had forgotten something very important and necessary – my huge reward.
Chosen by God: What are we chosen for?
We are God’s chosen people, chosen before He made the world. Do you believe it? Are you living it?
The truth behind my superiority complex
One person’s battle with comparing herself with others.
Where do inferiority and superiority complexes come from?
Overcoming inferiority and superiority complexes, feeling that you are either worse or better than others, is no small thing. But, as always, God’s word shows us the way.
Out of the mouths of babes – A lesson in forgiveness
When we experienced the ugliness of racism against us, my 5-year-old son knew the best way to handle it.
Born again to a living hope
When Jesus was raised up from the dead and the Holy Spirit came, it gave hope for all His disciples – including you and me! Read more!
Comparison is the thief of joy
There is no joy in measuring my life against anyone else’s.
How I found out what truly mattered in my life
“Today is the day.” The day I realised what I had been missing.
What Easter means to me
Only recently have I really thought about how important Easter is for my own life.
Easter: A new time has begun
People celebrate Easter in many different ways, but hopefully you and I will also stop and think about the real meaning of Easter.
Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?
How was Jesus’ crucifixion and sacrifice different from the sacrifices and forgiveness in the Old Covenant?
The three who were crucified and their followers
Three men were crucified together on Calvary, but the day ended with three very different results. Who is your example?
Sarah: She believed that God would keep His promise
It would have been totally normal for Sarah not to believe that she would have a son … after all, she was 90 years old.
Our life is like a journey in an unknown country
We all know that our time on earth is short. What will we have gained in that time?
Look at yourself through God’s eyes
God sees you as precious and unique and of great value. How do you see yourself?
How the mighty power of faith helps us
Do you know how faith in God changes your life?
26 Bible verses to help you fight against worry and stress
There can be so many reasons why we are tempted to worry, but we have the greatest power in the universe on our side!
What it means that to be friends with the world is to be God’s enemy
How do I know if I am “being friends” with “the world?”
How Satan tricks God’s people
When Satan works among God’s people, he uses their natural desires and the things that are attractive to them.
Here’s how to find the way out of temptation
God has a way out for us in every single temptation. But it is not written that the temptation goes away …
How can I help?
How I found the way to know the right time, the right words, and the right actions to truly be able to help and bless others.
Why it is the best for yourself to overcome evil with good
It’s common to want to defend ourselves if we think we are treated badly. But is that the way Jesus taught us to go?
How is the love of God made perfect in us?
How do we know that God loves us? More importantly: How does God know that we love Him?
The choice I make daily
When I didn’t even know God, He was gently drawing me to Him. Now I choose Him daily.
The benefit of letting God steer my life
A mother’s story of what she experienced when she let go of her dream of a “perfect” life.
His name is Wonderful
Do you believe in miracles? What does a miracle look like to you?
Prayer: As natural as breathing
Why is prayer so important for a believer?
Do you love righteousness like Jesus loves righteousness?
Jesus described it as a hunger and thirst for righteousness.
Why an eternity in heaven is the only choice for me
How do I “fit into heaven” if I don’t already come into the same spirit that rules in heaven while I’m here on earth?
Am I drinking from unclean water or a pure well?
When I think of my calling as a Christian, how interested am I in actually achieving it?
What does it mean to be a living sacrifice?
Have you ever wondered what it means for you to give your own body as a living sacrifice?
Do you know what God’s plans for you are?
It is by faith in God that we come to the future that He has planned for us.
The amazing things the Spirit can do for you!
Have you experienced the amazing power that comes when you are filled with the Spirit?
The real danger of living in a corrupt country
In my frustration and anger about the country I live in, I got an important revelation: it is actually my responsibility to pray for my country.
Our high and holy calling
As Christians we have a very high and holy calling, and that is not at all dependent on our education or background or race!
Looking down on the lowly is to insult God
The way we think about and treat the needy, the lowly and those that the world looks down on, shows what we think about God, the Creator.
What does it mean for me to be a disciple of Jesus?
Jesus is no longer here on earth in person, so how do I become His disciple? How do I follow Him and live close to Him?
Sober, but not scared
At first the isolation and the connecting online was something new and even fun – until I realised that our sources of income were being cut back one by one.
No time to listen to the accuser
I had gotten used to agreeing with his lies, until God showed me what needed to change in my life.
How to become much happier!
To be happy with those who are happy is easier said than done. But if I can learn how to do just that – just think how much more happy I will become!
What does it mean to be saved to the uttermost?
To be saved to the uttermost means to have a much deeper salvation; to be saved not only from the results of sin, but from the very chains of sin.
What is the peace that Jesus gives?
The final goal in this life is to have rest and peace in all circumstances, in all kinds of difficulties. How do we get this kind of peace?
Did Jesus really say that we should hate our parents?
Hate is a strong word. Should we really hate our father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even ourselves?
Where do I find a life that leads to eternity?
Do you have a hope for eternal life? Can you live a life that leads to eternal life in your time here on earth?
Faith changes everything
Ever since the spirit of faith entered my heart, my view on life has changed down to the details.
Is Jesus your first love?
It’s good for us to examine ourselves to see if Jesus is still the first in our lives.
Did you know that Jesus’ life can become your life?
Being obedient to the words that Jesus spoke will lead us to a life in all its fullness, to eternal life.
What is sin?
What is sin – original sin, deeds of the body, sin in the flesh (in our human nature). What is the difference between having sin (having a sinful nature) and doing sin?
Worrying is a waste of time!
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life??” Matthew 6:27 (NRS).
Sowing and reaping: making the right choices
Life is full of choices. You will reap what you sow – so, choose life!
3 areas every Christian warrior should put all their focus on
Many sins are directly connected to these three main points.
Has Christ come in the flesh?
If Christ did come in the flesh, in a human nature, what kind of nature was it? Why is that important?
How to get through the minefield of our flesh
Our time here on earth with a sinful human nature, can be like traveling through a minefield. How do we get safely through it?
No one can serve two masters
Whom do you follow? Be honest with yourself. Did you know that your answer to this all-important question decides how your eternity will be?
Sin starts with the little things
The path of my life is made up of the day-to-day choices I make.
What would you do if Jesus asked you to give up everything?
It could have gone very differently for the “rich young ruler” if he had chosen to give up everything for Jesus’ sake.
Why is it important to be righteous in money matters?
What does the Bible say about money?
What is the difference between temptation and sin?
It can feel that I become impure when I am tempted. But did I do sin?
The dangers of a little impurity
Just how dangerous is a little impure thought?
Who is the enemy and why should we fight it?
What must we overcome? Why is it so bad?
What does it mean to get victory over sin?
What does the Bible mean when it says that we should be “more than conquerors?” Who does it speak about when it is written “to him who overcomes?”
What does it mean to fight the good fight of faith?
Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 6:11-14 that having faith means we need to do something. But what does this really mean?
Is Christ really the ruler of your heart?
What kind of life do you think a person will lead, if Jesus is his true Lord and Master, all the time?
Jesus: Pioneer, Forerunner
If Jesus is our Forerunner, it must mean that there are others who follow after Him.
The spirit of the Antichrist: The deception of beautiful words
We are so easily deceived by clever words and good appearances and led away from the truth of the gospel, instead of looking at the spirit behind the outward appearance.
The spirit of the Antichrist: Denying that Jesus came in the flesh
Did you know that in everything we do, people will either see the life of Christ or the life of Satan in us?
What does the Bible say about the Antichrist?
Some clarity on an interesting topic that is often misunderstood.
How do I capture every thought?
What do I do with thoughts that are not pleasing to God?
The spiritual centre of gravity
What are your thoughts attracted to throughout the day?
Follow your dream or follow your calling?
There is one path that has never disappointed anyone who chooses it. Do you think that to follow your dream is that path? Or is there something more?
How can I cope with feeling unsuccessful?
What do I do when I feel like I’m not everything I should be?
What does the Bible say about Judgment Day?
Learn about what will happen on the day that everyone must appear before Christ to be judged
When judging is a very important part of Christian life
There are times when the commandment “Judge not” doesn’t apply.
Aren’t Christians supposed to follow Christ?
How can we humans follow Christ, the Son of God?
How you can become a very effective evangelist
The key to becoming the best evangelist you can be.
How can I overcome sexual temptation?
“I really had a longing to be free from impure thoughts but the way to do this was never clear.”
Is it even possible to keep my thoughts pure?
How can I keep my thought life pure when many of these thoughts just come up without me wanting them?
Do not worry about anything – is this really possible?
How is it possible to not worry about anything in a world where so many things are uncertain?
How can I become a true Christian?
There is a huge difference between people who call themselves Christians. How many can we say are truly glorifying God with the lives they live?
No one has to sin!
Temptation is a testing of my faith. This is a very exciting life.