Problem? Pray for faith.
We know by now that Paul and the others suffered a lot while they were spreading the news about Jesus Christ for the first time. They didn’t have it easy at all, but they prayed to God for help. And God helped them by strengthening their faith: 2… We had just been given rough treatment […]
Faith grows through struggles
Do you struggle sometimes? Are things hard sometimes? Everything not going smoothly at work or in your business? Do you and your spouse sometimes argue about the stupidest thing? Do you feel that you’ve taken enough knocks from life now and just want to take a breather? Are you sometimes, or right now, up to […]
Not in vain
Everywhere Paul and his companions went people’s lives were changed. 1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain (King James Version). People’s lives changed radically. People who were lost, saw the light and started going in the right direction. What an example they were to us. We must […]
Striking in its simplicity
It upsets me when men of God mess up. They say and do what they want and it seems as if people follow them blindly. But what they preach is so completely untrue. Like the pastor who sprayed people in the face with the insect spray, Doom, to chase away demons. And yes, we all […]
Your life on earth is but a season
The end of the year is always busy and it seems as if it gets busier every year. Everything must get done before we can switch off and rest. That is, if you’re indeed lucky enough to get away. We can’t wait to finish and weeks before the time we start dreaming of the relaxing […]
The stories others tell about you
(Those of you that have or know teenagers, please remember to ask them to complete the questionnaire on the new teen-crossroad, Roadtrip 247, at http://roadtrip247.com/form/. One lucky teenager will win R500!) In the radio program Monitor on RSG politicians pay tribute to Van Zyl Slabbert, past leader of the PFP. Many people respected him. One […]
Is it possible to laugh in all circumstances?
When you make a choice for God, his Spirit moves in, bringing about a major change in your life of which joy probably is the most significant. That is what Paul said about the new Christians in Thessalonica: 6Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit! […]
Do you attract or repulse?
As the week comes to an end, my wife and I agree not to invite anybody. This weekend we’ll have a relaxing family weekend, and load our batteries. But by late afternoon Friday, we’re having withdrawal symptoms and start looking around for a good get-together or a braai at home or with friends. Or the […]
5When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions. My team and I were invited to minister every morning for a week at a primary school in the Strand. Every morning a song by Afrikaans singer Nicholis Louw was […]
Chosen, loved and special
So often one comes up against the question: What am I actually doing here on earth? What is my purpose? Does my life have a calling? And unfortunately, there are times in our lives when we don’t have answers to these questions. This happens especially in times of hardship. Times when we have more questions […]