God's word in today's world

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Think, talk and act like Jesus

I look up to my mentor. I wish I could be more like him. He does so much for everybody. When he is with you, all his attention is focused on you, making you feel so special. When he talks about God, he speaks with authority. You can ask him virtually everything about the Bible […]

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Stand up and pray for our country

When injustice occurs far away, it doesn’t really affect you, but it’s different when it’s closer to home. A farmer is shot dead in a cold-blooded attack in his own home just on the other side of Stellenbosch. His young daughter sees her dad lying in a pool of blood. Their lives destroyed forever by […]

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My power source

In the previous section we heard that like Paul, we must go all out to share the Gospel. Like an athlete goes all out to win a race, we must use all our energy to make a difference wherever we go. The question is: How do we do this? Even Paul couldn’t do it all […]

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Pray to call reinforcements

Ester tells the story of the seven-year old who prayed: “Lord, please be with those people who are less privileged than us and also those who are more privileged than us.” What an insight from this young person! Everybody needs prayer. Every day each and every person on this earth is faced with many, many […]

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Receive the blessing and pass it on

Philippians 4:21-23 Friends of mine run a harvest protection business. I know this business very well, because when I farmed in the nineties, they helped me keep the vines and harvest healthy. A while ago they merged with a big harvest protection company in the North and had a big event to announce this. They […]

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Believe in prayer

Philippians 1:19-26 Rienie wrote to me about her faith in prayer: Prayer is our most powerful and only weapon against the enemy, but we must add faith to it. It’s no use praying and not believing that our heavenly Father is listening. I can witness today that the Lord hears or prayers! Not once, but […]

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Imprisoned and afraid, but still ready

Ephesians 6:10-20 Just look at the way that Paul opens his heart to us. He is like a vulnerable little baby. Yes, this strong man sometimes became uncertain AND afraid: 20… telling the mystery to one and all, the Message that I, jailbird preacher that I am, am responsible for getting out. What an example […]

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Prayer – even on the golf course

Ephesians 6:10-20 Today I can witness that the Lord answers prayer! Not just once, but many times we’ve seen and experienced the results. My friend’s daughter became pregnant and went for her first scan. The doctors could see two “bags” but only one foetus. They thought the second simply had not developed. Two weeks later […]

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Hearing God’s voice in the silence

Ephesians 6:10-20 I struggle to pray. Not because I don’t want to. No, I struggle to direct my thoughts. I struggle to concentrate and have to try my best to focus. But looking back at the end of my prayer I’ve solved the problems with my caravan canopy, thought about places to sow in God’s […]

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Fill up with petrol

Our bodies need food to survive every day. If we don’t fill our bodies with fuel, we will come to a standstill and fall over at one time or another. We spend a large part of our day keeping our bodies going. We spend on average an hour eating. I’m not even counting the preparation […]

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