God's word in today's world

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Birds of a feather

An English proverb says: Birds of a feather flock together. In Afrikaans, we say ons dam se ganse (the geese that belong in our dam). I suspect this is true for all of us. We choose friends that are more or less like us. We choose schools for our children where the education is the […]

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When someone knocks

Piet tells this story: I see myself as always being available for God and that is why so many people have come to me for assistance, especially the past 15 years. If we are on the lookout and live in touch with the will of God, we quickly realise when God wants us to do […]

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Back to God’s drawing board

These past few days we’ve been confronted with our own responsibility in respect of our faith in God. Paul shows us a template of a true child of God and we have to see whether or not we fit into that template. 25When I became a servant in this church, I experienced this suffering as […]

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God’s stories bear fruit

When God is in the room, things happen. When God appears, things cannot stay the same. When the people in Colossae meet God, everything changes, not only there by them, but all over the world. When God turns up, people do not remain the same: 6The Message is as true among you today as when […]

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The pictures we make

Right at the start of his letter to the people of Colossae Paul expressed his amazement. He takes his hat off to this group of young Christians who after hearing the Gospel felt compelled to grab hold of it, to believe in a living God. And they kept holding on. Against all the odds stacked […]

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Where does He fit in?

Philippians 3:17-21 Paul is in tears. He cannot believe that some people do not choose Jesus. How can people do that? How can people oppose Someone who gave his life for all sinners on earth? Paul simply cannot understand it. I can’t understand it either. Therefore, Paul’s harsh warning: 18There are many out there taking […]

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Like a Jack Russell

Philippians 2:12-17 A friend of mine is with CBMC, a Christian business group that meets weekly, helping one another to live closer to the Lord in the business world where things are not always being easy as well. But they do not only grow inwards. They believe that every member is responsible for spreading the […]

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Lights on

Philippians 2:12-17 Most people who do not know God often do not have fine qualities. Love is missing from their foundation and their actions are often characterized by a lack of love. On the contrary – some of them even hate those who love and want to bring them down. Others look at Christians through […]

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Stand united

Before I started running Crossroads full-time, I worked at a factory where every Friday a Xhosa minister brought God’s message to the employees. But when he was not available, I did it. Fortunately, Vusi could interpret for me and we were familiar with the way in which each of us spoke. Before I even finished […]

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Being an advertisement

(Reminder: If you have not yet completed the questionnaire, please click here. We really appreciate your effort! ) Philippians 1:19-26 During the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England we lost the first game against Japan. What a shock for all South Africans. Before the World Cup Heineke and Jean had promised that they would make us […]

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