More than random acts of kindness
Our deeds are pointed out to us more or less every day. We repeatedly hear that we must do good to others. And most of us want to do good to others. But it’s not always that easy with life rushing by. We struggle to leave things to first go and attend to someone else’s […]
What is at the centre of your life?
Paul really appreciated the way in which the Corinthians embraced the Gospel and that they allowed it to change their perspective on life. Even more than that – their whole lives changed and became different. The world in which they lived changed, because they had changed. Others could see the change in them. Others could […]
The Spirit is strong
Click here to go to the Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 As winter starts in South Africa, a different kind of winter descends over the labour force, because it’s strike season. People are dissatisfied with their circumstances and start striking to make their voices heard. Not a nice season in our country. Paul’s time also had […]
The time is right
Click here to go to the Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Don’t you think that it is funny how we always want to start new things on a Monday? What’s so magical about Monday? When you struggle to get into your new pair of pants the writing is on the wall, in bold letters: You have […]
Letting off steam in the steam room
I was sitting in the steam room, exhausted after a good workout. Satisfied with my daily exercise and sweating out the last bit of weekend excess from my body. I don’t know if it works, but it makes me feel good sitting there sweating for doing nothing. As I was sitting there two young female […]
Actions aligned with words
Click here to go to the Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:12-22 20Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. A boaster is quickly caught out. He is soon recognised as someone who talks […]
An honorary doctorate for you?
1 Corinthians 16:5-24 This is the last of 2014. Maybe just a bit tongue-in-cheek, but a significant message for now and for 2015. Enjoy! In the conclusion of his letter to the young congregation in Corinth Paul chats about people who were sending their greetings and names a couple of young Christians who can be […]