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Your calling …

Paul couldn’t fit all that he wanted to say to Timothy into one letter. But before Paul starts with his second letter, he reminds Timothy of who exactly he is. In this one verse he says quite a lot. He is an apostle of Jesus God wanted it to be so They sent him To […]

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Mouse, elephant, eagle and God

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A life built on trust

I see I’ve made a mistake. I’ve neglected to refer to the first phrase of verse 17 in the previous piece. It’s the answer to everything. 17Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage—to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous. Immediately, […]

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Oh, our Greatest God

Although God knows what we are going to say when we pray, we must still pray. Yes, we have to pray, because when we hear what we pray, it changes us. We walk away from prayer changed, because our prayer is a conversation with a living God. That’s why it is important not to stop […]

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Dominoes falling over or not

I’m always amazed at people who can sit for hours setting out dominoes in a specific pattern so that when they tap the first one, it falls on the next domino, starting a chain reaction that eventually knocks over all the dominoes in the long sequence. For days, people set out thousands and thousands of […]

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Mouse, elephant, eagle and God

I was just thinking about the joke about the mouse and the elephant walking across the bridge. About halfway across the mouse said to the elephant: “We’re making this bridge boom, aren’t we!” What a bold little mouse. That’s how we have to walk through the world. We must be bold and must know that […]

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The bus driver will stop for you

There’s this cute story about a little boy waiting on the sidewalk for the bus. He was very patient and quietly stood there waiting. A man came past and said: “Young man, if you’re waiting for the bus, you’ll have to go and wait at the next corner. That’s where the bus picks up passengers. You’re […]

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On course

Winds and currents easily push ships at sea off course. The captain must regularly change the steering to get back on course. Nowadays, ships are steered by computers that automatically adjust the course when winds and currents drive them off course. The smallest degree of adjustment at the start of a journey can cause you […]

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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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Practise for serving and service

We often allow ourselves to become side-tracked. We get caught up in stories and issues that have nothing to do with our salvation. We waste out energy on issues that have no solution. Worst of all is that at the end of the day, we have no strength or time left to get where we […]

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