God's word in today's world

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Reps wanted

One of the most difficult appointments I had to do in business was to appoint reps. Those guys who have to go out into the world to sell your product. They must be hugely excited about your product so that they can persuade others to be just as excited and buy your product. It is […]

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Done what was expected

Do you know what God expects of you? Do you know what God would like you to do? Or in Bible language: What is your calling? Why are you here on earth? It’s important to know this, because how will we be able to live our calling in the world if we don’t know what […]

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Like a mother

Before Paul’s conversion he was a thunder-and-lightning kind of guy. He rode roughshod over everything. He did whatever he had to in any way necessary, and if it meant that people who didn’t want to listen had to be killed, he did it. However, the Paul we get to know in the New Testament is […]

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Entrusted to you

Let’s look at verse 4 again: 3-4 God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message. Be assured that when we speak to you we’re not after crowd approval—only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message […]

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Called? You? Yes, you! Just as you are!

Let’s look at verse 4 again: 4Be assured that when we speak to you we’re not after crowd approval—only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message are free of error, mixed motives, or hidden agendas. We never used words to butter you up. […]

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Persist, endure, keep on

In between the greetings Paul recalls a name: Archippus. But Paul doesn’t send him greetings. No, he encourages Archippus to live his calling to the full and to take it seriously right to the end: 17And, oh, yes, tell Archippus, “Do your best in the job you received from the Master. Do your very best.” […]

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Who do you work for?

Many of us spend the most of our time at work. If you’re not happy in your work, it can be really upsetting and frustrating. All that negative energy will accumulate somewhere and one day, when it becomes too much to contain, it will explode with a huge bang. Do you know that you’ve been […]

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Mercy rain

2018, here we go! I pray that you will have a prosperous new year. Yes, pray, because we cannot tackle it without God. I pray that God will bless you with peace, joy, prosperity and lots of laughs. May He also bless you with strength and wisdom to get through the hard times. We spent […]

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A cup of coffee makes a difference

Philippians 2:19-30 My brother sent me this wonderful story: I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice (Italy), the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his […]

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God has you in His sights

I’ve heard of many powerful conversions, but nothing close to Paul’s, especially taking into account his background. Not only was he way off the road, he made it his life’s purpose to eradicate Christians. Remember, with the same passion that he had immersed himself in God’s work he earlier persecuted the Christians! And let’s be […]

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