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Share in the glory and value

Often, you have to experience something first-hand to know what you have been missing all these years. We had a small steel fireplace in the house. When it was cold, we quickly lit the fire. We had to use a lot of wood to be able to feel just a small change in temperature in […]

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So that others can experience God

Living stones bring life to a dead world. Living stones do things that are acceptable to God. Living stones’ lives make a difference in the world and God so enjoys seeing it. It’s so nice to do something for other people. It’s so rewarding when we make a plan to help people in need and […]

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Give life, even through death

Many times, people distort theology. They put so much emphasis on the fact that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that we don’t have to do anything to secure our place in heaven, and that it actually frees us from any responsibility to live according to God’s will for us. The problem is […]

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Living stones in God’s virtual house

The temple was central to Jewish worship. It was a massive building and they believed God lived there. Here they sacrificed to Him. Here they served God with total dedication. But in the year 70 AD, the Romans came and razed the temple to the ground. It was a big shock to the orthodox Jews, […]

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Just one good deed per day

Alida (not her real name) made me a little embarrassed by her way of living love and caring. She says: We have to make the will of God part of our lives in a practical way. If your neighbour, and yes, even your enemy, are hungry, give them bread. Or if they are thirsty, give […]

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Live like God would like you to

I did some research on the people who watch our online services on YouTube. I wanted to know if we were hitting the mark and where we might need to adjust, so that God’s Word put in today’s words can take root. I casually asked what topics they would like to learn more about. The […]

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Good fruit

A few years ago, a lovely fruit and vegetable shop opened here in our town. Really amazing, with tasty fresh bread and irresistible pies. I just had to pop in there every morning after a sweat session at the gym and marvel at the beautiful colours and crisp scents. But something wasn’t working well. The […]

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A real impact

There is a story about a student who studied at Stanford University in 1894 who had no money to pay for his studies. He had grown up in an orphanage. Together with a friend, he decided to present a concert to collect money, and they invited the famous pianist, Ignacy J. Paderewski, for this purpose. […]

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Like a beggar sharing

Peter (not his real name) was walking in the streets of New York, asking customers at street cafes for a piece of pizza. He hadn’t eaten in a long time and was very hungry. He tried with several people, but everybody chased him away. Then he went to a beggar sitting tiredly next to a […]

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You’ve just made my month!

16Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship … I can’t move past this verse and want to make the point again. Bertha tells of how she wanted to claim unemployment benefits […]

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