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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
God’s goodness overflows
I have a friend who did something wrong many years ago. One Friday afternoon, a policeman knocks on the door and hands him a warrant for his arrest. He ends up behind bars the whole weekend. What happened to him that weekend is simply too horrible to put into words. The Monday he came to […]
Love flows from your heart, faith and conscience
Whether it is to show others the error of their ways, and whether it is to show others the way, everything we do must have one objective: Love must be the result. 5The whole point of what we’re urging is simply love—love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God. Or as […]
Get into the wheelbarrow
Charles Blondin was a well-known French tightrope walker. In 1860, he was the first person to cross the 340-meter Niagara Falls on a rope. He went back and forth across the Falls a few times at almost 50 meter in the air. Every time, setting himself a bigger challenge: On stilts, on a bicycle, in […]
Must Jesus do it again?
When something goes wrong, we quickly wonder where God is. When it hurts and we’re full of pain, we want to know where God went. But He is there. He is always there. It might just be because of the hurt and pain that we are blinded to God’s presence in our lives. It is […]
A sinner’s prayer for you!
Sometimes I feel stress threatening to overwhelm me as I think about the state of our country and its people. We disappoint one another; we no longer trust one another; we can no longer look up to one another or be role models to one another. Some time ago I had to pay in dollars […]
Take a firm stand!
It’s winter in the Cape. Although it’s not raining as much as before, a cold front still passes by now and then. The fierce winds shake the trees around and I know when daylight comes it will look chaotic outside. That could be a picture of our lives. Sometimes the storm winds are so bad […]