God's word in today's world

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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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The Holy Spirit and sin are not bedfellows

17For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any […]

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When we take the wheel

Are there some things that you know you are doing that are wrong? Again and again you promise God that you will never do it again, but before you know it you’ve failed once more. How many times have you promised yourself never to enter a porn site again and the next night you’re sitting […]

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