God's word in today's world

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I speak peace

Some people are in the habit of saying: You “speak” it over us. In other words, because you say it, it will happen. I do not always agree with this, although I know there is power in words, but often it doesn’t take a lot of insight or deep wisdom to see something is on […]

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Choosing peace

I read on Facebook about two young men who assaulted an older man at a petrol station in Rustenburg. Seven plates had to be used to rebuild his face. The security cameras recorded everything and all of Facebook was screaming for these guys to be apprehended. Rightly so. Why did these men have so much […]

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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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My stress and God’s peace

Paul was in jail. He probably had a visit from Epaphras, who had planted the congregation in Colossae. Epaphras told him about the congregation and that many of them had a skewed idea of the gospel. With this letter to the young Christians of Colossae Paul tried to give them practical guidance to stay on […]

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Peace where there is no peace

Philippians 4:10-20 Paul has experienced both sides of life. He has done this so often that it was actually too much. However, he also had too little, actually nothing: 12I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. For many of us this sounds quite familiar. Especially about suffering hardship […]

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Happiness is in your hands

Philippians 4:1-9 Elmo describes his experience of God’s love: THE BIGGEST GIFT OF ALL Because God loves me, He is never impatient with me. Because God loves me, He doesn’t keep track of my sins that He has forgiven. He forgets about them. Because God loves me, He never says there is no more hope […]

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Peace beyond the noise

Life is not easy. It’s rushing from one day to the other. Now it’s Sunday evening and we all have a hollow feeling in our stomachs thinking of the week ahead and before we know it, we receive strange pictures of little monsters announcing the weekend. Time flies by. It’s all a rush. No time […]

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Forward into life with peace

Ephesians 6:10-20 Whether we realize it or not, we’re engaged in a battle every day. All the time the devil and his cronies are trying to entice us from the road. They use clever tricks to get us away from God. To be prepared for the fight it is so important to put on the […]

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Swearing and cursing – no peace

Jesus’ greatest work on earth was that of reconciliation. 14The Messiah has made things up between us … and all over the place, around every corner, He looked for instances where He could make peace and did so. 15… He created a new kind of human being, a fresh start for everybody. 16Christ brought us […]

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Swimming in peace and mercy

Many times we read the Bible so quickly that we don’t really see all that is there. Often we just want to get to the end, and in the process we miss a lot. Take the third last verse of the whole Galatians letter: 16Peace and mercy on them! Paul speaks a blessing over the […]

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