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As a church we have decided to start another year by studying the Word of God together. We will be looking at various scriptures, broken up into bitesize pieces for you to read each day for the month of January. Written by members of Green Pastures Church, we hope that they inspire, encourage and enlighten you to start your year well, to ‘Power Up in your relationship with God and in your everyday life.

DAY 18 – PYROTECHNICS 102 – BURNING COALS

DAY 18  Romans 12:17-21 PYROTECHNICS 102 - BURNING COALS In today’s dog-eat-dog society it can be easy to have an attitude of ‘self-protection’ or one of ‘getting even’.  In a world where countries are armed and ready to strike at a moment’s notice, and the news is...

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DAY 17 – PYROTECHNICS 101 – BURN THE PLOUGH

DAY 17 Luke 14:28-35 PYROTECHNICS 101 - BURN THE PLOUGH Jesus’ words are just as true in life as they are in construction or any business venture; before we set out, we must count the cost of what it takes to go all the way, of what it takes to be successful. ...

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DAY 16 – ABIDING JOY

DAY 16 Philippians 4:4-9 ABIDING JOY D.L Moody once said, “Happiness is caused by things which happen around me, and circumstances will mar it, but joy flows right on through trouble; joy flows on through the dark; joy flows in the night as well as in the day; joy...

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DAY 14 – STAYING SOBER

DAY 14 Hebrews 12:7-13 STAYING SOBER What is discipline? As a child it was a ‘time-out’ for colouring on the wall or a swift smack on the bottom for throwing a tantrum in public or having a toy taken away when it was thrown across the room. So how does that correlate...

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DAY 13 – YOUR SUNDAY BEST

DAY 13 Colossians 3:12-17 YOUR SUNDAY BEST Clothes say a lot about a person. Mark Twain said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Dress for success is still common advice today. The fact is most, if not all of us, really do...

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DAY 12 – THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR STORY

DAY 12 1 Chronicles 16:8-14 THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR STORY Worship is important. Of course, so are other things we do as Christians, like reading our Bible, praying, reaching others and so on… But worshipping God is actually the most important, for if we truly give God...

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DAY 11 – STAY ON THE WHEEL

DAY 11 Ezekiel 36:24-28 STAY ON THE WHEEL Imagine a father and his children, He lavishes love on them, protects them, provides for them. Then imagine the same children; betraying him, denying his existence and disrespecting his rule. God is a father to us, as He was...

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DAY 10 – SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT

DAY 10 Mark 12:28-33 SWIMMING AGAINST THE CURRENT A fish swimming downstream doesn’t have to exert much effort at all. Carried along by the water flow, it is content to be a product of its environment, its course dictated by circumstance. But the fish that swims...

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DAY 9 – THE GENUINE ARTICLE

DAY 9 1 Peter 1:3-9 THE GENUINE ARTICLE Today we are challenged and encouraged by the apostle Peter’s words to Gentile believers in Asia. These people had never actually seen Jesus with their eyes; they had only heard stories and seen miracles. Yet despite never...

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DAY 8 – THE NEW LOOK

DAY 8 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 THE NEW LOOK I’m sure you have heard the phrase ‘A leopard can’t change its spots’. Maybe it was said about you! It means no matter how hard a person tries to change his/her personality, especially if it is bad, they can’t, and they only...

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