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Too used to the things of God

Life can so easily become routine. Things so easily become ordinary. We get used to the sun coming up every morning, because it’s been happening for the past million years. We grow used to getting up every day and doing the same things day after day without realising what a privilege it is. We grow […]

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One team

  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 […]

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The right station

But it’s still not easy to act wisely. Last night my daughter forgot to upload the sketch for the Crossroad message that had to be sent out. A couple of thousand e-mails already sent – without the sketch. I didn’t take this well. Immediately, I lost my cool and the net effect on the people […]

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Love is everything

Not only does Paul give Epaphras a good reference, he also brings good news of the people of Colossae: 8He’s the one who told us how thoroughly love had been worked into your lives by the Spirit. Simple, but saying a whole lot. They really expressed their love for one another in the way they […]

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A paradigm shift

Philippians 3:1-3 I often use the term paradigm shift. Especially when I’m serious about changes to be made, either through new ideas or new thinking or even changed behaviour. But what does paradigm mean? In his book The 7 habits of highly effective people, Stephen Covey explains it very well by saying that a paradigm […]

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Like the brakes on a bus

Ephesians 5:6-18 When I was a student I was a bus driver for Intercape. I really enjoyed it and the R50 a day that I earned then was quite a good salary for the time. Something the owner, Johan Ferreira, was very serious about, was safety. The buses were big and fast and a small […]

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Do not grieve the Holy Spirit

In the middle of the pericope Paul calls a halt. Sort of like a sandwich: two slices of bread with something in the middle. The first slice is the verses telling us not to lie, not to become angry, not to give the devil a hold, not to steal, and not to tell dirty jokes. […]

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Back to basics

One night I was staying over in George with a friend of mine. He told me that the Lord had spoken to him in a dream. I was amazed as he described to the smallest detail how the Lord had revealed the next business deal to him. Almost a google map of the land where […]

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Live from love and live love

There was a time in my life when I also wore a WWJD (What would Jesus do) armband. If I remember correctly, I wore it for more than a year. I can’t remember whether it worked or not, but at least I tried. I really wish I could act like Jesus in every situation, but […]

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Powerful the power inside us

I struggle. I struggle to live within the will of God every moment of the day. I struggle to remain calm when things don’t go the way I want them to. I struggle to keep my mouth shut and not to say anything when someone does a stupid thing in front of me. I struggle […]

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