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God’s grace is enough

Many, many times I am amazed by God’s grace. The immensity of God’s grace is simply too awesome for me to understand. How can God love a sinful guy like me, just like that? But even more, how can God take the punishment for all the wrong things I have ever done? And for all […]

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Run away from lust

As we know Paul, he doesn’t just dish out a list of instructions; he also gives some guidelines about how we should carry out those instructions. He says we must clean that bowl so that God can use us. This is his first suggestion: 22Run away from infantile indulgence. Why does the grass on the […]

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Red Brasso?

Pieter asked me to lead a memorial service on the farm for one of the farm workers. The worker had accompanied them to a show in Port Elizabeth and had to hold two horses. The two horses started moving around and one kicked the other. Unfortunately, the worker was caught between the two horses and […]

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Jesus never gives up

Santa’s story: This reminds me of a dark year in my life – my 19-year old daughter was studying. She and her friends always liked to party, but at one stage my husband started suspecting that they were involved in questionable things. One Monday evening we got the news that her boyfriend had died in […]

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For every action, a reaction, except when it comes to God

Many things happen in our lives, but we can’t remember everything. I suspect that if we remembered everything, the hard drive in our brain would fill up quickly. Fortunately, we only remember those things that make a significant impact in our lives. The really major stuff. Beautiful things, but also those that aren’t so good. […]

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Another chance

We meet another one of Paul’s friends who helped to preach the gospel. His name is Onesimus. His story did not have a good start. Originally, he was Philemon’s worker, but somewhere along the way he absconded. He was just a lay about, but then he met Paul and the message of salvation turned Onesimus’ […]

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The stump and the splinter

Jesus tells of the man who owed the king R20 million. The man was bankrupt and couldn’t repay the money. The king wanted to throw him in jail, but he begged and begged, and the king’s heart softened towards him and he wrote off all his debt. (Maybe I should go and tell this story […]

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All-out action

We must hear about the forgiveness of sin and what Jesus did for us on the cross again and again and in different ways so that we can really experience it. Every moment of the day we must know what Jesus did and then live victoriously. 15He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe […]

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Tear up those overdrafts

People are so used to having accounts – we actually love accounts. I don’t know if this is because it makes us feel important to open our wallets and pick and choose which card to use. Visa card, Master card, Clicks card, Woollies card or Edgars card. Name it, we have it. And that’s why […]

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Forgiven

13Because we broke God’s laws, we owed a debt – a debt that listed all the rules we failed to follow. But God forgave us of that debt. He took it away and nailed it to the cross. I read this verse over and over again, because it has such good news for me. All […]

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