God's word in today's world

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Like a pole above water

People often ask me if I would be a referee on their CVs. For some I do it with pleasure, for others with some hesitance, because you have to be honest when someone calls you asking you to give a reference for the person. When someone enquires about someone who didn’t really pull their weight, […]

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What do people smell on you?

We travel to Vredendal to have discussions with the congregation. What exactly it’s all about, I don’t know, but we spent the weekend there enjoying their potjiekos, going to their bazaar, just having a good time all around. On the way back, we stopped at Piketberg’s Spur and quickly talked about the weekend’s experiences. Everybody […]

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You may be the only Bible

Whether you like it or not, people are watching you. I don’t know why, but people are sitting with their magnifying glasses just looking for that place where you stepped outside the line of the playing field. Then it’s broadcast to all and sundry. I’m with a friend in his office. His business has taken […]

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The good news at the right time

When you have a Damascus experience like Paul, it changes your life radically. Before, Paul killed Christians; now he supports the other side 100%. He is driven to use all his energy to tell people about Jesus. When you meet Jesus face to face, everything changes to completely. No prison can stop Paul. No stick […]

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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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