God's word in today's world

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A passion to tell, even with a sword hanging over your head

I watched a Facebook film on how the disciples died. Peter was crucified upside down. Andrew and Philips were also crucified. Thomas and Matthew were stabbed with a spear. Luke was hanged. Mark died after being dragged by horses through the streets. John was boiled in oil but survived. He was the only disciple who […]

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Reps wanted

One of the most difficult appointments I had to do in business was to appoint reps. Those guys who have to go out into the world to sell your product. They must be hugely excited about your product so that they can persuade others to be just as excited and buy your product. It is […]

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Despite stumbling ourselves, we can and must help others

A single parent told me this story: This mom was so ashamed the other day. My little girl broke her arm and at first we thought, no problem, it doesn’t seem to be broken. I bandaged the arm and we asked Jesus to help the sore arm feel better. Two days later the swollen arm […]

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Walk the straight path

People keep a close eye on the children of God. When it looks as if they’re deviating just one millimeter from the straight and narrow, people start lifting the finger to point it out. That’s just how people are. Sometimes Christians discuss other Christians’ mistakes in detail, talking about how they couldn’t fail to step […]

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Entrusted to you

Let’s look at verse 4 again: 3-4 God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message. Be assured that when we speak to you we’re not after crowd approval—only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message […]

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The truth and nothing but the truth

Paul says it was not always rosy sharing the Word of God with other people. Some people spit on them and said things to them one cannot repeat here. They were hit with sticks and even imprisoned, but not even that stopped them from sharing the good news 3We had just been given rough treatment […]

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Not in vain

Everywhere Paul and his companions went people’s lives were changed. 1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain (King James Version). People’s lives changed radically. People who were lost, saw the light and started going in the right direction. What an example they were to us. We must […]

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The stories others tell about you

(Those of you that have or know teenagers, please remember to ask them to complete the questionnaire on the new teen-crossroad, Roadtrip 247, at http://roadtrip247.com/form/. One lucky teenager will win R500!) In the radio program Monitor on RSG politicians pay tribute to Van Zyl Slabbert, past leader of the PFP. Many people respected him. One […]

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Do you attract or repulse?

As the week comes to an end, my wife and I agree not to invite anybody. This weekend we’ll have a relaxing family weekend, and load our batteries. But by late afternoon Friday, we’re having withdrawal symptoms and start looking around for a good get-together or a braai at home or with friends. Or the […]

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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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