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Faithful workers in the house

Moses was a good servant. He did what God told him to do. Yes, sometimes he lost the plot a bit, but he served God with all that was in him. He left his life as shepherd the day he met God in the burning bush. He abandoned all his dreams of having his own […]

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Bungling or building?

When I was younger, it was mostly a question of doing before thinking. So, one morning I decided it was quite impossible to shower in such a small shower. And a day or two later, everything had been pulled out and the outer wall demolished. My handyman/gardener was ready with his spade. Where should he […]

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Jesus stands out above the others

Moses must’ve been a very special person. God called him even before he was born. I don’t think God waited for his birth to formulate the emergency plan to save his life in a reed basket. The plan was in the bag. His mom just had to do it. God knew his people would have […]

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Out of the stream, under the tree, ready to save

I find something else in verse one. The New KJV helps me: Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus … Three truths jump out: “Holy brethren” refer to holy brothers and sisters as well. This title is given to each of who believe. […]

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Bowl with a purpose

I would like to share Mari’s story with you: You know, I always thought I was such a sucker for being so emotional about other people. Just seeing someone appearing to be sad or suffering would make me cry. And this is often so very embarrassing.  Until last year’s winter when I ended up in […]

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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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Enough gifts for others

Verse 7 says: Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift.  We not only receive different gifts, the gifts we do receive also differ in size. And as human nature dictates, there have been many many fights about these different sizes and soon jealousy rears its ugly head, because […]

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Your gifts – your impact

1 Corinthians 12:27-31 Paul clearly explained to the people of Corinth how the gifts worked. He explained that it was just like the way in which the different parts of a body worked. For the body of Christ to work well, each part must do its bit. If one part doesn’t do what it should, […]

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