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It breaks my heart

I have a friend who studied with me for six years. Theology. A pleasant person and interested in everyone. But he is no longer in the church; he no longer even believes. It breaks my heart. I can’t really think about what will happen to him if he has to leave the earth. Where could […]

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Bring back the hope

One has to be careful not to fall into the trap of negative talk. Yes, there are many, many challenges. Many things that don’t work. Then it’s easy to join in with the people who complain all day. Often, because of such conversations, we become so discouraged that we don’t see a solution. The future […]

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Praise the Lord!

Sometimes, when there is a highlight in my life, a “praise the Lord!” slips out. I say “slips out”, because it’s a spontaneous reaction. Something I didn’t plan. But I have another problem with that first sentence in that it begins with “sometimes”. Why do we only praise God sometimes? Why can’t we honour Him […]

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A new status

I was watching a Netflix series called The Queen’s Gambit. In the first episode the main character, Beth, and her mother was driving in the car. Her mother tells her to close her eyes and crashes into a truck in a head-to-head collision. Instantly, Beth’s status changes to that of orphan, because she doesn’t know […]

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Blood enough for your conscious

Sometimes you have to go back to the original scripture to get a new perspective on the meaning of a verse. In the King James translation of 1769, which corresponds closely to the original Greek Bible, verse 14 reads as follows: … how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit […]

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WOW moment

My sister’s son worked hard to earn two university degrees. Like many graduates today, het then first taught in the east for a few years to earn some money. On his return to South Africa, he got a really good job. He could be quite satisfied with his progress up to then. His future looked […]

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Another list for God

Have you made progress with your previous list? Let’s quickly read it again. And here’s another one, referring to the conduct of deacons and women. Who are normally the deacons? The men and women working in the church – all of those who believe in Jesus. All of us should work in the church. That’s […]

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Life happens

Life happens all the time and not always with some light background music. When we look back over our lives, each of us has a story to tell. Sometimes about the hard times. Sometimes about times when we nearly or completely lost the way. Life happens. Often hard times strike because of a stupid decision […]

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In someone else’s footsteps

1So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Now that is saying a lot. I had an amazing dad who made an enormous difference in God’s world. He left deep foot prints, so deep that it makes me feel that I […]

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Help in the midst of life

Philippians 2:19-30 Paul gives us a glimpse of the life of a man of God. He talks about Timothy who is working very hard with him to share the Gospel with people. He really wanted to send Timothy to Philippi, but waited until things had cooled down a bit. He himself longed to return to […]

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