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Build a bridge with faith

Ephesians 6:10-20 I often say: Life is not easy! That is so. Life is not easy. So much is expected of us. The bar of life is often lifted just that little bit higher, even though we are already struggling to get over the lower height. The possibility of failure becomes so much bigger. Sometimes […]

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The bigger plan

I ran into a friend of mine at the gym, and could immediately see that things weren’t good on the Monday morning. And not only because he went overboard over the weekend and now found exercising difficult. He was on his way to a client when that person called to say he wasn’t feeling well […]

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Don’t mess with Sola Gratia

Central to the Reformed theology is Sola Gratia: We are saved through the grace of God alone. There is nothing that I can do that will unlock the gates of heaven for me. Actually, the entry tickets to heaven are handed out for free on the street corners. The tickets have been paid for already. […]

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It’s good to do well

It’s always important that every member of a team do his or her part. It’s no use the Springboks having the best and fastest backline and the biggest and roughest frontline, but at the lineouts the hooker’s throw-ins are not straight so that the opponents win the ball. And in the scrums the hooker is […]

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Believe, hope and love are verbs

1 Corinthians 13:6-13 It is as if Paul is rethinking the matter after he had had so much to say about love. There actually is so much more to learn about love but we cannot understand all of it because we only Know God incompletely. 12We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a […]

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