Challenge Good News Paper - February 2019
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The birth of Jesus - a study
Today 150 babies are born into this world every minute, but not one of us can choose when, or where, or into which family we are born!
The birth of Jesus - a study
Kubadwa kwa Yesu (Chichewa)
Werengani mosamala mu Baibulo lanu Luka mitu 1 ndi 2.
Computer failure broke negative circuit
A sudden computer shutdown told Amidu that the name of Jesus is all powerful
Computer failure broke negative circuit
Relationship superglue and you
“Has sex outside of marriage made your life better or more complicated?”
Relationship superglue and you
How to become an eternal optimist
There are many definitions of optimists and pessimists. I heard that an optimist is a man who, having fallen off a twenty storey building, was heard to say as he passed the window of the second level, "I'm OK so far." A pessimist is a man who wears a belt and braces too.
How to become an eternal optimist
John 3:7-21
 
John 3:7-21
Reggae DJ gets life on track
Rastafarian Jason O’Shea escaped the criminal lifestyle and became a world-class DJ. But, due to a traumatic childhood, he tried to end his life twice. His heart needed a healing that no amount of success could bring. Jason tells his own story …
Reggae DJ gets life on track
Autistic, suicidal teen finds purpose
Angry, confused and ready to hurt - the teenager flashed the knife blade at his own father and beckoned for him to get closer, so that he could stab him.
Autistic, suicidal teen finds purpose
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Born twice, die just once
Growing up in communist Cuba in the 70s and 80s, Victor Manuel's grandparents bravely taught him about the God of the Bible, despite there being a strong threat of persecution and a general rejection of religion in society.
Born twice, die just once
Trauma cleaning the soul
I am reading a fascinating book at the moment about someone whose job it is to "trauma clean" – she is the cleaner who goes in after a murder, suicide or bad tenant; the person whom the council gets to clean up for hoarders and wash down former methadone labs.
Trauma cleaning the soul
A smorgasbord of faiths?
Some people eat very simply. Perhaps because they have no choice. Others have a great array of possible delights in front of them, especially at times of celebration. Decisions, decisions.
A smorgasbord of faiths?
Take time for others
God’s word – fresh – to you
Take time for others
John 2:12-3:6
 
John 2:12-3:6
Abusive battle is over
Married to an abusive, violent and aggressive man, Andrea Carrasco felt like her life was a total failure as she was frequently beaten up in front of their daughters.
Abusive battle is over
Backslider comes back to first faith
Tefelo Mahlatsie, known as Nkotso, was in the darkness and tried to cope but there was no light. He got into drugs, alcohol and crime, eventually landing in prison for life.
Backslider comes back to first faith
Secret sins send him to jail
Grover lived much of his life calling himself a "Christian" but living with dark secret sins.
Secret sins send him to jail
You are beloved
Valentine's Day is special for those in marriages where there is a mutually enriching relationship. It is special for couples who are dating or engaged. It is special for dear friends. It is a day for gifts, chocolates, flowers, cards, and dates.
You are beloved
Check list for a happy marriage
So I Married an Axe Murderer is a comic film from the '90s that underlines the pitfalls that can beset a couple who have fallen in love.
Check list for a happy marriage
A father’s care
Christopher Makawa's father was deeply troubled by his son's behaviour, and one day sat down with Christopher to confront him about his life.
A father’s care
Chisamaliro cha a bambo (Chechewa)
Bambo ake a Khristofa Makawa anasautsidwa kwambiri ndi khalidwe la mwana wawo, ndipo tsiku lina anakhala naye pansi kuti amudzudzule pa za moyo wake. Bambo ake anali mtumiki mu mpingo wa Christian Brethren ndipo ankadziwa *choona cha uthenga wabwino okhudza chikhululukiro chopezeka mwa Yesu Khristu. Ankafuna kuti Khristofa adziwe za chikhululukiro chimenechi.
Soldier finds life as he faces death
Keir Tayler was a Sergeant Major in the Rhodesian army, a member of the Selous Scouts, an elite Tracker Combat Unit tasked with hunting down terrorists, when he was shot through both legs in the midst of a covert operation.
Soldier finds life as he faces death
You may be your answer
if and when you pray, asking God to act and make changes in our world, have you ever considered that He may use you to answer your own prayer?
You may be your answer
John 1:43-2:11
 
John 1:43-2:11
Screen idol found fast track to peace
Actor and screen heartthrob Steve McQueen is one of the biggest stars that Hollywood has ever produced. He was the King of Cool and a speed racing dare devil who seduced movie goers with his bad-boy ways.
Screen idol found fast track to peace
Angry bully finds peace
Eunice Modisa's uncontrollable anger eventually put her in prison for assault. Her deep rage against others turned into hatred against her husband, and they would beat up on each other.
Angry bully finds peace
Bible science chart
The Bible, Science Then and Science Now!
Bible science chart
Drunkard sees sobering truth
Jameson Kamenga was a drinker, brawler and womaniser until a bicycle accident changed his life.
Drunkard sees sobering truth
Isidakwa sibona iqiniso (Zulu)
UJameson Kamenga waye yisidakwa, enochuku futhi ethanda abesimame kwaze kwafika lapho ehlelwa yingozi yebhayisikili eyashintsha impilo yakhe.
Dronkaard sien nugtere waarheid (Afrikaans)
Jameson Kamenga was 'n drinker, vegter en vroue-jagter totdat 'n fietsongeluk sy lewe verander het.
Chidhakwa chinoita mahwekwe nezvokwadi (Shona)
Jameson kamenga aiva munwi wedoro achifarira kurwa pamwe nekudzibgirirana nemadzimai kusvika musi waakazoita tsaona nebhasikoro rake,izvo zvakazoshandura hupenyu hwake .
Peace in the midst of attack
Daniel was part of an army unit that was called up for army deployment to Iraq in 2009. He was angry and scared by the call up and felt betrayed by God.
Peace in the midst of attack
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You are still worth it
An anonymous man shared a story online of how a simple $100 bill changed his entire perspective on life.
You are still worth it
John 6:25-51
 
John 6:25-51
Lessons from a golfer - Pt 5
Let me share the final installment of my 18 thoughts on golf and life – one for each hole (and one for the 19th hole!), in the hope that they might help you.
Lessons from a golfer - Pt 5
Disrupting redesigns
I have been watching interior design shows on Netflix recently. I'm inspired by the creativity and cleverness of those who take nice but ordinary rooms and turn them into works of art.
Disrupting redesigns

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