God's word in today's world


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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A plumber’s hope

The Bible often talks about Jesus being the Saviour. And that is so – on the cross, Jesus saved us from our sin. But it is quite interesting that here at the beginning of his letter to Timothy, Paul also calls God the Saviour: 1Under God our Savior’s command … It’s true, God is our […]

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Hope makes the sun rise again

I posted a picture to Instagram of a boxer sitting with his head hanging down between his hands. I’m tired. I can’t go on. I don’t know where to now. I don’t know if there’s anything left to believe in. The heading is simple: Don’t allow hard times to steal your faith. Just that. That […]

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Firm knowledge protection

The other day my son came running in, looking very funny. He had my army helmet (which we called a bucket) on his head and the straps that hold the helmet firmly on your head were swinging loose. His head is far too small for the helmet and he had to swing his whole body […]

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With a bag of hope to my funeral?

People don’t like talking about death. It’s not an easy subject that we rather prefer to avoid. That’s true. It’s kind of obvious that death only enters our lives at the end of our lives. The only problem is that we don’t really know when our lives will end, because death can show up at […]

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Hope in a hopeless time

There is always a crisis lying in wait for all of us. Life out there is not easy. Sometimes stress is pressing so hard you can hardly breathe. And I must confess, the rulers of this country do not paint a role-coloured of the future. All these things make us really negative and I sometimes […]

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Faith and love in a hopeless world

I read the verse over and over again, not making much sense of it: 5 Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel 6 that has come to you (New English Translation). Eventually, I take a pen and […]

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Believe, hope and love are verbs

1 Corinthians 13:6-13 It is as if Paul is rethinking the matter after he had had so much to say about love. There actually is so much more to learn about love but we cannot understand all of it because we only Know God incompletely. 12We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a […]

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