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The next edition of word4U2day is now being posted, thanks to the help of our volunteers. If you've recently changed your address please let us know straight away because we usually run out of copies of this devotional very quickly each quarter. It's important we know your address changes well ahead of

JC Denim & Destiny Rescue

Need some new jeans? Consider supporting JC Epidemic and Destiny Rescue. Jim Bartle speaks about the inspiration behind JC Denim: 'JC Epidemic, the extreme sports ministry I founded with two friends, has been running 10 years this year. We’ve seen more ups and downs than one of our FMX/BMX shows.

Captive in Iran

Listen to the podcast, recorded live in the studio with 20Twenty host Neil Johnson as he chatted with Maryam and Marziyeh, believers from Iran who were imprisoned for their faith.. Maryam and Marziyeh will also speak at ten meetings in Australia from 26 June - 6 July. These two courageous women spent 259 days in Iran's most notorious prison with

Music, bikes and Christianity!

Sanctus Real, United Pursuit, Newworldson, JC Epidemic - yep, these are just a few of the Christian groups we've had writing exclusive feature articles for word4U2day. It's been a huge privilege to showcase them in our print edition over the last few issues and

It's really simple.

You can read through the Bible in about 60 hours! But who has time to sit down and do that? Our SoulFood reading plan will take you through the whole of Scripture in just one year. Spend just a few minutes each day in this easy-to-use systematic Bible reading plan. The daily SoulFood readings provided

...ready for your smartphone, iPad, tablet and Kindle Fire.

Now this is smart! You can listen to Vision and selected podcasts, read and listen to The Word for Today, read word4U2day, and a whole heap more with the UCB app. Our free download for Kindle Fire has just launched! And of course the app is still available from Apple’s App Store, Windows 
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World's Best Teacher (2)

'The Spirit will... make it known to you.' John 16:15 NIV

Asked what makes a good teacher, William Arthur Ward wrote: ‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.’ The very best teachers are not the ones who just tell you what they think you need to know. They are the ones who explain it and demonstrate in such a way that it leaves you utterly inspired. This is what Jesus did for His disciples (remember, the word disciple literally means ‘learner’ or ‘student’). In Jesus’ day, disciples not only learned from listening to a rabbi, but also by observing and experiencing his way of life from every angle. In the same way, Jesus invited His twelve mates into (almost) every part of his life for three years. They knew Him intimately. It meant that, when the time finally came, they were ready. He could say to them, ‘...[you] will do the same works I have done, and even greater.’ (John 14:12 NLT) True discipleship is a 360–degree thing. There should be people you are learning from (those a little further along than you), people you are learning with (those of a similar level of maturity to you), and people who are learning from you. The Spirit will reveal the life of God to you in different ways through all of these relationships. And that’s the important thing—relationships. If you’re not part of a community of Christians, how can you be learning from them or learning with them? Not sure where a church is in your area? Go to and pray the Holy Spirit will direct you to the right place.

SoulFood: Ruth 1:8-18; Ruth 2:5-12; Ruth 3:1-6; Ruth 4:9-13

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd
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