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Share Your Light

“…Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16) Robert had been active daily on Facebook for years. He often posted photos about the adventures he was going with his kids, how much he loved his wife, and what he was doing for his community. When Robert was injured in a job accident, he knew he’d probably never work in construction again. He’d loved the joy of working with his hands and he was disappointed that he’d have to start his career over.  A Facebook friend reached out to Robert to let him know about a small, local organization was starting up. The organization would be focused on reaching out to at-risk teens. So, Robert went to meet with the director. “As soon as Brett suggested you, I wanted to meet with you,” the director explained. “I’ve been following your posts on Facebook for a while and I know you’re the kind of mentor we need here.” Although Robert hadn’t known it at the time, the posts about his f…

Picture Pastor: how to use a hobby to share your faith

Dave Adamson shares his faith with others online using Instagram (@AussieDave).Each morning, Dave would post a photo that inspired him along with a few thoughts on a spiritual topic. By doing this, he developed a following of over 35,000 people who are eager to hear the messages he’s sharing. It can be tempting to think that you have to do something grand in order to showcase your faith. But Dave’s story illustrates that it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes, the loudest testimony is simply showing up day after day. Do make sure that what you’re doing flows from an activity that you enjoy. Then your online ministry is something you look forward to and anticipate. For Dave, he loved photography and it was a natural extension of his faith. “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” – Acts 20:28, NIV

4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demons

There are 4 basic levels which a Christian may have to face. Having the specific knowledge on what each one of these levels are all about can really help with planning and carrying out the appropriate battle strategy in which to defeat them should demons ever move in for an attack on either you or any of your close loved ones. 
Every time that Jesus told his apostles to go out and walk with his anointing to save the lost and heal the sick - He always had the command in there to also cast out demonic spirit where and when needed.
So if Jesus was constantly casting out demons, always telling the apostles to cast out demons - then it should only be logical that the church should continue to cast out demons.
It has been estimated by many Bible scholars that approximately 25% of the miracles Jesus had performed were him casting demons out of people. Satan and his demons are not confined to the Bottomless Pit at this time. This event will not happen until Jesus returns back to us in His se…

10 Steps to Christian Success

1)Spend time with Jesus Christ every single day.  I cannot stress that enough for the success minded Christian.  So often we spend our time working on things that have no bearing on our future christian success (nor any current success value) because we haven't taken the time to focus and understand what Jesus Christ wants for our lives and our success.

2)Study the Word and discover what the top five (or six) christian success priorities in your life should be.  For example, for you it might be: Christ, spouse, children, work, retirement.  For another, it might be: Christ, a hobby, work, retirement, missions work.  And for yet another: Christ, spouse, work, a hobby, physical fitness.  For each of you, christian success priorities might be a little different in the number 4, 5, or (6) spots, but the first two or three are probably Christ and family.  Once you know your success priorities, you are ready for step 3)

3)Develop a progress plan for each of your areas of top success prio…

Faith Turns The Impossible Into Reality

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5-6

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.God told Abraham that his physical descendants would be as many as the stars in heaven. Now when this statement was made, Abraham and Sarah were already past the child bearing age.

Nevertheless, God said it would happen. Now what is Abraham to do? He believed God! He acted upon this information. And for us, believing in the Bible, means acting upon what God said to us.

Then what does God do in response to Abraham's acting upon His statement concerning a child for himself and Sarai? (Abraham's old age made no difference to God.) When he acted on His word, God did two things. First, He counted Abraham's action upon His promise to have children the same as righteousness. (The word righteousness means cleared of all guilt.) Whatever sin may have …

Hormones and Happiness

Hormones play a big role in whether or not you are happy. In this article I will describe the factors they play in this area and what we can do to capitalise on them in order to be happy.

How Hormones Work 
Hormones are special chemical messengers that control most of the body’s processes. The endocrine glands create these special messengers and our body relies on them to function properly. How we treat our bodies and the substances we surround ourselves with makes a difference in how these hormones are able to help us. By learning what they do and how we can assist them in doing their job, we will be closer to our goal of happiness.

 What Hormones Are Related to Happiness? 
There are several hormones that can boost one’s happiness. The main ones include serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. Serotonin has become quite well known in recent times. It is a neurotransmitter, which takes messages from one part of the brain to another. Serotonin is crucial in preventing depression and other men…