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Certainty in an uncertain world

Uncertainty is bad for you. It taps your energy and makes you so tired. Uncertainty makes you wonder about the future and especially when you have children and you wonder about their future, you become afraid. I’m sure that if each of us had to list all the things we’re uncertain about, we would all […]

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Faith in Jesus is more than enough

A builder friend phoned me up and told me a story about a contractor who had been working for him on his building projects for years. I knew my friend as a person who loved sharing the Gospel with everyone, without forcing it on them. After years of listening to my friend’s witness, the contractor […]

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Thick ropes of faith

We’re busy with a short series looking at how Paul’s life can help us to live life right today as real children of God. Timothy also followed Paul like this: 10… a part of my teaching, my manner of life, direction, faith, steadiness, love, patience … Let’s look at faith now. Paul’s faith was rock […]

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Faith is …

We must get our bowl clean, first by getting rid of all the wrong deeds in it – and by polishing it well, so that it looks good enough to be used. Here are a few suggestions on how to do that: 22… Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and […]

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When hardship comes knocking

Let’s start with a few difficult questions: How much pain are you prepared to suffer for your faith? How much are you prepared to be tortured for your faith? Will you die for your faith? Are you prepared to see your children, your loved ones, die for your faith? I’m hesitant to attempt to answer […]

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Doubt no more

I was sitting at the table chatting to one of the actors in Binnelanders. He gave his life to the Lord just recently. His first question to me was whether it was wrong to doubt. I could see myself in his shoes, because although I’ve been a child of God for a long time, at […]

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Ordinary faith

All Christians are called to show the world with their words in whom they believe. And similarly, their way of doing must also be in line with God’s will. That is why it is so important that everything we do should start with love. The next very important building block for Christians is to show […]

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God saves you – that’s enough

Suddenly, a strange verse pops up. As if Paul reconsiders. He knows he has taught Timothy so much already, and maybe he has talked a bit too much – maybe it is a bit too much for Timothy to take in with everything he had already written to him. Therefore, this verse: 9You can count […]

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Keep on practising

We’re sitting in the caravan on the banks of the river at Swellendam. My only purpose this long weekend is to rest. To do nothing and simply be. However, the other three families and my wife had a different idea of what one should do on such a weekend. And that’s why every afternoon they […]

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You believe in the truth

Have you ever wondered whether you are involved with the right religion? When I look at all the other religions and their total dedication, how much effort they put in, and the hours they devote to their religion, I have sometimes wondered whether we are on the right road. Was I just fortunate growing up […]

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