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God uses ordinary people like us

The woman was a prostitute. She didn’t have good values. When the men wanted accommodation with benefits, her place was the right one, a place where they could have fun. Her business was not always above board. She hid things from the government and when they questioned her about it, she lied. One could say […]

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Appointed by God

In the Old Testament we read about Moses who was not too comfortable with his appointment as the person who had to lead God’s people from slavery. I suspect he was just being practical, because he knew it would involve lots of negotiating with the Pharaoh and he had this cardinal fault. He had a […]

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God wants to use you

The book Hebrews was written for readers who knew the history of God’s involvement with his people very well. They knew the Old Testament and were familiar with the customs. They also probably knew what role the high priest played in that time. The author wants to use the image of the high priest to […]

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God wants to use you

Let’s go back to the time when the author was here on earth for a moment. Just before this, Jesus was still on earth, and He upset the applecart. Many people repented. Some struggled. Especially the Jews. I don’t really know what they expected the Messiah to look like, but many of them didn’t recognise […]

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Our epitaph

(We have not yet sorted out our issue with our email delivering program. Thus the reason why Crossroad247’s emails make their appearance so infrequently. The IT guys are still working hard behind the scenes to address the issue.) Helene wrote: Every week, a few homeless persons come here for coffee and sandwiches. Today I just […]

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A one paragraph CV

As you know, Crossroad’s vision is God’s Word in today’s world. God’s children must be helped to use his Word at life’s crossroads. We don’t discuss themes, but walk verse by verse through the Bible. Sometimes, when Paul is direct and calls a spade a spade, we have to deal with that too, even if […]

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A Partner and a Farther that works with you

I was privileged to manage two wonderful wine farms in the Boland for 12 years where I could farm as if these two farms belonged to me. For me, starting and knock-off time weren’t numbers on a clock. No, we knocked off when the work was done. When a fungicide was urgently needed, we got […]

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Live right there where you are

Each of us is called to proclaim God’s Word in the world. Some of us as full-time preachers and pastors. Others as ordinary people. Some through words and others through actions. The fact remains that each of is called to convey God to the world. The world needs Him very much. This is a major […]

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Your calling …

Paul couldn’t fit all that he wanted to say to Timothy into one letter. But before Paul starts with his second letter, he reminds Timothy of who exactly he is. In this one verse he says quite a lot. He is an apostle of Jesus God wanted it to be so They sent him To […]

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Work diligently

I’m one of those guys that normally don’t think everything through. As a result, I’ve often succeeded in adding insult to injury. I suspect this is part of my make-up, although the consequences may not be so good. This has taught me to hold back and to make sure that I’m doing the right thing. […]

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