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Lion, fire or war

We were looking for a rock to use as background when recording a sermon. I thought the Steenbras Dam above Gordons Bay would be ideal, but they didn’t want to let us through the gates. We drove along the coast to Rooiels, but found no rocks close to the road. The only nice place we […]

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If God can use prostitutes and their children …

There are a number of major characters in the Old Testament that we’re not familiar with. 32I could go on and on, but I’ve run out of time. There are so many more—Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, the prophets. . . . It seemed as if I’ve never heard the name Jephthah before and I had […]

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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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Walls tumbling down? A bit far-fetched

Let’s say your finances are in a bad state and you take this challenge to God. God’s solution is that you have to walk around the bank in your days for six days straight. The seventh day you have to walk around the bank seven times. Then you have to go inside and request a […]

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Believe it: God is a road builder

I saw a cartoon of Moses and his friend fishing in the river. Moses’ line is quite deep in the water, but the stream had dammed up where his friend had thrown in his line, and it was now on a strip of dry land. Moses’ friend looked at him and said: “That’s not funny, […]

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Have faith in God and His plans for you

Moses met God in the burning bush. God called him to free His people from slavery. Moses didn’t think he would be able to do it and had a few excuses for getting out of this job.  “You know, Lord, I have this little problem. I stutter and I suspect you need a good negotiator […]

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Faith based on a relationship

We had to buy another camera for our ministry, but to be able to do that, we first had to sell the old one. I advertised it on Gumtree. Very early one morning. The first call came just after five. This guy was adamant. He was taking the camera. No questions asked about the condition […]

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Suffering for your faith

We learn a lot about faith from Moses and the author of Hebrews mentions him a number of times. Moses knew that if he stayed where he was, he would have a good life. To grow up in the pharaoh’s house had many advantages. He would live like a prince for the rest of his […]

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Faith helps with choices

We have to make a bunch of choices every day. Some easy, like deciding to get out of bed early enough to get to work on time. Some we make difficult for ourselves, like women who cannot decide what to wear though their wardrobes are stuffed with clothes. Other choices are difficult for some people, […]

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Faith drives out fear

Opinions about the COVID-19 abound. And some get very serious about their opinion. I received a sound bite from a very angry preacher. He didn’t hold back at all. He was rude and insulting and called some people names. His opinion is very simple. If you get vaccinated, you are going to hell! It’s the […]

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