God's word in today's world

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Love is…

I’ve finished writing the piece, but still sat reflecting on it for a long while. For one reason or another I couldn’t move on to the next one. Then I suddenly noticed it. Although the word “love” does not appear anywhere in this piece of Scripture, this is what it is all about. In a […]

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To overflow with love

How strong is your love for other people? Do you really care for people who suffer? Are you anxious about the people around you who are on a direct road to damnation? Do you feel nauseous when you know for sure that the people close to you still do not have a relationship with God? […]

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Thank you for what you do?

Paul is very excited about the people of Thessalonica. The message of the risen Jesus Christ entered their hearts. Their lives changed significantly and this was apparent in the way they acted. That is why Paul starts his letter by thanking them profusely: 2Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Paul […]

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A recipe for healthy relationships

I’d just lain down on the couch for a rest when a woman called in tears. She and her husband have had a fight and he rushed out the door. She wanted me to call him. He didn’t want to talk, but said that he was on his way to Grand West. I found him […]

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God doesn’t make rubbish

Are you feeling a bit down today? Are you still confused about what you’re actually doing here? Do you feel as if you’re all alone? Do you feel more like a failure than a success? Do lots of questions still remain unanswered? This may be the answer you can hold onto: 12So, chosen by God […]

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Special to be less

I remember an incident from my days in the business world. Half an hour before factory start-up, I was with the three project managers planning all that they had to do that day. The one who snuck in last, asked first: “When are we going to read from the Bible again? I’m hungry.” Man, he […]

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Threads of love

Listen to these lovely words: 2I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. You have to read this verse a few times to really understand its full meaning. When […]

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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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Faith and love in a hopeless world

I read the verse over and over again, not making much sense of it: 5 Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel 6 that has come to you (New English Translation). Eventually, I take a pen and […]

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Corners of love

Ephesians 5:21-33 Paul ended off his brief marriage enrichment seminar with a simple proposal: 33… a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband. And the opposite is also true: Every wife must love her husband as she […]

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