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Jesus builds a bridge

The crux of our faith is so simple: … 5that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, 6who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. That is the best news that we, as sinners, could ever hear. We simply cannot get […]

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God’s love is not lip service

Sometimes life is hard. It’s just one curveball after the other and it feels as if life is falling apart piece by piece. Have you been there? I suspect so. You may be there right now. I’ve been there. When I was planning my fourth book launch a while ago, a couple of curveballs came […]

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Go-to-heaven card

When I was a child, Monopoly was one of my most favourite board games. We could play for hours to acquire the most property. The main objective was to own a couple of hotels on Eloff Street. With hard work, good planning and a bit of luck here and there you could eventually become a […]

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A Matie in an accident

One day as I was driving home I came upon a dilapidated car stuck in the middle of the road. It couldn’t move and I could see the student had no idea what to do. And then I saw an enormous refuse truck coming down the road too, quite fast. I could see that the […]

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A paintball for Jesus

Danie repeats what his Sunday School teacher said to him years ago: “Some will miss out on heaven, because it was too easy to get there.” Unfortunately, that is true. Some people think sin being written off is too easy to be true. Sometimes we have to bring what Jesus did for us closer to […]

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Healed through death

Two little boys are fighting and the hair is flying. It’s heartbreaking for their dad and he is so sad that they cannot get along. Actually, all the family relationships are in pieces. The third brother, who is not involved in the fight at all, steps up and offers to take the punishment on behalf […]

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The old story?

Philippians 2:6-11 Do we really understand what Jesus has done for us? One sometimes hears stories about people who gave up everything in their lives to spread the gospel in a far-off place. Beautiful. But what the almighty God has done cannot be compared to any good by a human. We sometimes make the mistake […]

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Took my punishment

Ephesians 5:1-5 The Bible is very dynamic – nearly 2000 years old and you can still not pin it down 100%. There are so many interpretations, so many different opinions. People can become quite fiery in putting forward their arguments. I think the Bible will never be exhausted. People will never be able to understand […]

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More than enough

Ephesians 5:1-5 2Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. That’s all … That’s enough … That’s more than enough … Reflection Is it really enough? Is it really all […]

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God’s things are enough

During the Woordfees in our town there were, as usual, many heated debates about many topics under the sun. Philosophers thought and talked long about many difficult subjects. Politicians tried to see where the problem in our country originated and suggested a few quick solutions. Then theologians joined in and questions were asked like did […]

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