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These days, image is everything. When we post a photo on social media, the tendency is to go the extra mile to make our lives look more exciting. Let’s face it, social media is the place to sell a dream. The thought of uploading a photo that is not the most flattering, taken in the best angle with the most appealing filter is unimaginable. For some, the 57 flawless “night out” pictures...
Persistence St Paul echoes the words of Jesus in 1 Thess 5:16 ‘Be joyful always;  pray continually;  give thanks in all circumstances. Seriously? I’m so busy I can hardly find time to pray for a few minutes let alone continuously and with persistence. But if you want to pray seriously it needs to be DELIBERATE. Put aside the time, stop at different moments of the days. God wants us to pray PASSIONATELY None of us ,...
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It’s great to fall in love with someone but it won’t last very long if you never meet and communicate. Decide to Respond In a similar way, the first and most important decision you will ever take in your life is not your career, where you will live or what gadget you will buy. Its whether in faith you will respond to God’s offer of love, friendship and salvation through Jesus Christ. For many...
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One of the greatest mistakes that can be done is to live our faith as a moral code alone. Doing this would be taking out the essence of salvation; supernatural grace. Both are essential. To live supernaturally we need to be people of prayer. Psalm 62 will give us some very practical points as a framework for prayer. Read Psalm 62 #1 Quieten your heart before God and thank him for his presence My soul...
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Because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. 2 Cor. 4:14 The resurrection of Jesus is unique. It doesn’t pretend Good Friday and death never happened. Rather they are the means of this new life, the tunnel which one has to go through to live again. Relationship Thank God for our baptism and...
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We have to face it: in more ways than one we all experience many struggles: conflicts with others, temptation to sin, feelings of anxiety and fear, distraction in prayer, the pain of a breakup. The list can go on. Here are 4 approaches we can take this Lent when we face our struggles. 1. Don't be surprised Dear friends, do not be surprised at the trials you are suffering, as though something strange...
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Here's 8 little known facts about Youth Fellowship   Throughout our history YF was held in at least 6 different locations until we settled in what we call 'Gattard’ downstairs'.   In the first YF meetings from March 1987 about 35 people plus the organisers attended. But by the summer of that year the number had dwindled so much that serious thought was given to closing it down. We are glad that...
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Some of us like gifts which are surprises and others not so much. I’m sure we all have the experience of gifts we don’t like or have no use for - and maybe even go on to the extent of recycling them. But then we also have the experience of gifts which really touch us and even transform us: and guess what? these are not usually material things but people. Have you...
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We are living in a world where not only do people follow the path of least resistance, not only are they sailing down the river and going with the flow, but they are building boats, ships, cabin cruisers to get there with more style. The only problem is that the message from the Son of God is this: if you go with the flow, you will lose God in the present ...
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We know they are everywhere - the internet, TV, adverts and so on. It is a multi-million euro business. 10 Eating Habits of the Highly Successful and Fit 9 Ways who to eat clean Top Five Diet Trends to Watch for 2016 The Gut-Be-Gone Programme   The truth is that we are what we eat! There is absolutely nothing wrong with physical fitness. But note what the Word of God tells train yourself...