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All his doing

I pity the people who lived on earth before Jesus came. They did not actually have a chance of going to heaven. If they sinned, they had to take the punishment. I suspect I would have missed out on heaven too. But thank goodness God came with a supernatural, incomprehensible rescue effort. I will never […]

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Love washes away sin

A friend of mine sent me a meme saying: “Being taught to avoid talking about politics and religion, has led to a lack of understanding of politics and religion. What we should have been taught, was how to have a civil conversation about a difficult topic.” We often avoid difficult topics in the hope that […]

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Overflowing love

Stories about new-born babies being thrown away in a refuse bin or a drain are every-day occurrences. Fortunately, most of these babies can be saved. I wonder what goes through a mother’s heart when she gets rid of her own flesh and blood in such a way. On the news I hear about a woman […]

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Overflow and be different

Annatjie responded as follows on a Crossroads message: It is really wonderful to share love like this. I’ve been working at a day-care in Australia for five years now. I wear a cross around my neck to remind me of the Lord’s love all the time. And that is why I can treat every little […]

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Overflowing love tanks

In Titus 2:4, Paul says: By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives.  In Ephesians 5:25, he talks to the men: Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for […]

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Live love

Paul helps Titus by sharing guidelines for how men, and women too, have to live their faith in practice. 2Guide older men into lives of temperance, dignity, and wisdom, into healthy faith, love, and endurance. This verse is really filled with meaning. It’s the fifth time that we’re looking at it. This time on how […]

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Love is … to give a piece of yourself

The sixth characteristic of our house of faith that we can learn from Paul and Timothy is probably the most important one and that is love. Jesus showed us the biggest ever act of love by dying, though innocent, in our place. That is exactly where we have to start too. To share love freely, […]

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Love is

Sometimes you get to a place where things aren’t going well. A place where you struggle to see the meaning of things. Leading to questions like: Why am I on earth? What is my purpose? Do I have a calling? And before you know it, nothing makes sense. I’ve been there. Where you simply don’t […]

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Tracing my name carved in stone

Sometimes it feels as if nothing in the world is stable. Everyone standing behind a microphone thinks he or she has the answer. Just believe this. Just do this. Just hope that. Then everything will go right – but two days later you hear how that person messed up. Whether it is matters of faith […]

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The recovery plan!

This one verse sums up the whole Gospel. When someone asks you what makes Christianity tick, just read them this verse: 10Since the appearance of our Saviour, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus. That’s all, all that the gospel is about. […]

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